Uganda's Olympic Contingent Adapts to Beijing

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Uganda's contingent to the 2008 Beijing Olympics has had hassle free settling in the Olympic Village. Francis Nyangweso, the president of Uganda Olympic Committee, said today they have received a report from the Chef de Mission, Rogers Dungu that the 12 athletes, six coaches and four 10 officials are all in high spirits. Nyangweso said the athletes began rigorous training today, just nine days to the opening of the games on August 8th. the Ugandan contingent is comprised of Ronald Serugo for boxing, Gilbert Kaburu and Olivia Nakitanda for swimming, Edwin Ekiring for badminton and Mubarak Kivumbi for weightlifting. The athletics are Boniface Kiprop, Moses Kipsiro, Benjamin Kiplangat and Alex Malinga. Others are Abraham Chepkirwok, Justin Bayiga and Godfrey Kusuro. Nyangweso said the athletes though few, have undergone thorough training that should enable them perform better in the games. //Cue in: From the organizing # Cue out: # performance from them. Uganda is among the 205 countries participating in the games.


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