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World Record Day: Uganda’s Cheptegei sets new world record

By Esther Muwonge. The current 10,000 metres World Champion Joshua Cheptegei, put up another masterful display on Wednesday night in Valencia. Cheptegei broke the 10,000 metres world record, set in 2005 by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele. For 15 years, Bekele’s record of 26 minutes 17 seconds and 53 micro-seconds stood. At the time, Cheptegei was a […]

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Covid 19: Ugandan Sport to return behind closed doors

By Nganda Kizito President Yoweri Museveni announced on Sunday, September 20, that he had lifted the lock-down on sports. This has lifted the spirits of many in the sports fraternity, whose livelihoods have been affected since March, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in Uganda. In his periodic address to the nation, President Museveni […]

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Sports Business: Aldrine Nsubuga happy about tenure as Namboole stadium board chairman

By Dennis Ssembatya L Junior The State Minister for Sport Hamson Obua announced a new board this week, to oversee the running of the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. The new board led by Rosette Kebba, has a tenure running until 2023. She replaces Aldrine Nsubuga as board chairman, who bows out feeling proud of what […]

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World Athletics: Uganda’s Kiplimo wins in Ostrava

By Nganda Kizito Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo has won the men’s 5000 metres event at the Golden Spike in Ostrava, Czech Republic. This was the 59th edition of the event, that Kiplimo won in 12:48.63, continuing to fly Uganda’s flag high on the global athletics scene. Just last month, Kiplimo’s compatriot, Joshua Cheptegei set a new world […]