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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will officially flag off the Ugandan team for the 2016 Olympics Games.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to officially flag off the Ugandan team for the 2016 Olympics Games.

The flag hand over ceremony is expected to take place this morning at the State House, Entebbe. "We are already on on our away to the State House since this ceremony was only confirmed last night," Dominic Otuchet, Prsident Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) told URN on phone.


Uganda's team to the Olympic Games will consist of 21 athletes and 18 officials. Two swimmers and two boxers are already in Brazil. Kennedy Katende will start his campaign against England's Joshua Buatsi in the preliminary round on Sunday.


Swimmer Jamila Lunkuse will also be competing in the 100m breast stroke on Sunday. William Blick, the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) President told URN that he is still waiting to see if the balance of UGX380 million for the team comes out before the bigger contingent travels on Sunday.


2012 London Olympic marathon gold medal winner Stephen Kiprotich and Solomon Mutai are the medal hopefuls for Uganda.