UOC calls meeting to review Beijing Olympics performance
Wednesday, 1st October, 2008

By Norman Katende

DRAWING up a programme for the London 2012 Olympics will be high on the agenda, when national sports federations meet on Saturday to review Uganda�s performance at the Beijing games.

Reports compiled by the Chief De Mission Roger Ddungu and general team manager Justin Ligyalingi have pointed to poor preparation, lack of facilitation and lack of exposure as the major reasons for Uganda's failure to get any podium finish in the Beijing Olympics.

Uganda last won a medal in the 1996 Atlanta Games when Davis Kamoga struck bronze in the 400m. At the last edition of the summer Olympics, Moses Kipsiro was Uganda�s top performer after finishing fourth in the 5000m final.

�We are going to review the performance and plan the way forward. All sports administrators should attend the meeting since their input is needed,� said Uganda Olympic Committee secretary Gabriel Oloka yesterday.

The full committee�s executive, representatives from the different commissions, ministry of education and sports and National Council of Sports are all expected to be present in the meeting at Kampala�s Grand Imperial Hotel.

�It�s for the future of the country. We were represented by the best in the country but the question is why aren�t we winning medals. I think by the end of the meeting we will have got answers,� Oloka stressed.

The committee president Maj. Gen. Francis Nyangweso will chair the meeting.

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