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Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked East African country lying astride the equator. It is bordered by Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.It joined the Commonwealth in 1962 but first took part in the Games in 1954 where they won their first medal, a silver for Patrick Etolu in the men's high jump.

Uganda has taken part in every Games since, bar the 1978 Games in Edmonton. The 1974 Games in Christchurch yielded their biggest haul of medals to date with two gold, four silver and three bronze thanks largely to athletics and boxing. At the 2006 Games in Melbourne Uganda picked up a gold medal in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase, the first time this event had been run in a Commonwealth Games. Distance events on the track again proved to be kind to Uganda in Delhi in 2010, taking home gold in the Mens 10,000 metres and 5,000 metres races.   

The Uganda National Olympic Committee is responsible for organising the country's participation in the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.

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Capital - Kampala
Population - 32,710,000
Time Zone - GMT +03:00
Language - English, Luganda
Currency - Ugandan Shilling (USh)

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  • Round 2 - Men's 60kg Quarter Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Round 3 - Men's 60kg Quarter Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

    Duration: 00:04:43

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  • Round 6 - Women's Discus Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

    Duration: 00:07:18

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  • Heat 1 - Women's 800m Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

    Duration: 00:04:44

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  • Gold for Wales - Women's 800m - Brisbane, Australia 1982

    Duration: 00:04:03

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  • Debra Flintoff for Australia - Women’s 400m Hurdles Final – Brisbane 1982

    Duration: 00:01:39

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 400m Hurdles Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

    Duration: 00:02:31

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  • Bert Cameron slaughters the Field - Men's 400m Final - Brisbane 1982

    Duration: 00:04:08

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  • Heat 4 - Men's 200m Quarter Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Men's Road Race - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

    Duration: 00:06:36

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  • Rounds 2 & 3 – Men’s 67kg Semi Final – Christchurch 1974

    Duration: 00:08:01

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  • Round 3 – Men’s 67kg Final – Christchurch 1974

    Duration: 00:04:04

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  • Round 2 & 3 - Men’s 60kg Quarter Final – Christchurch, New Zealand

    Duration: 00:08:15

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  • Boxing Round 1 & 3 - Men's 54kg Final - Christchurch 1974

    Duration: 00:08:04

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  • Boxing highlights - Men's 51kg Final - Christchurch 1974

    Duration: 00:04:49

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  • Final Lap - Men's 3000m Steeplechase - Christchurch 1974

    Duration: 00:01:10

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  • Shock fall in Men's 3000m Steeplechase - 1974

    Duration: 00:09:57

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  • Gold for Jipcho - Men's 5000m - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

    Duration: 00:00:43

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  • Jipcho Prevails - Men's 5000m Final - Christchurch, New zealand 1974

    Duration: 00:00:36

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  • Jipcho for Kenya - Men's 5000m Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

    Duration: 00:00:44

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  • Heat 2 - Men's 400m Semi Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

    Duration: 00:01:36

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 400m Semi Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

    Duration: 00:02:41

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  • Charles Asati defends title - Men's 400m Final - Christchurch 1974

    Duration: 00:04:29

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  • Heat 2 - Men's 110m Hurdles - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

    Duration: 00:01:37

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  • Kenya win Gold - Men's 4x400m Relay - Christchurch 1974

    Duration: 00:05:32

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  • New World Record - Men's 4x400yd Relay Final - Kingston 1966

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  • Build-up to Gripping Final - Men's 1 Mile - Kingston 1966

    Duration: 00:02:31

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  • Kipchoge Keino for Kenya - Men's 1 Mile Final - Kingston 1966

    Duration: 00:07:27

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Uganda
  

Uganda Olympic Committee

 

 

International Conference Centre
Suite No. 246, 13 Nile Avenue,
PO Box 2610, Kampala,
Uganda
Tel: + (256) 414 342 010
Fax: + (256) 414 342 010

President William Blick
Secretary General Dr. Donald Rukare

uoc@nocuganda.com