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NCS ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR THE RESUMPTION OF SPORTS

After a period of seven months of suspended sports activity in Uganda, the President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 20th September 2020, in his Nation's address on COVID-19 eased down on the lockdown restrictions and allowed for the resumption of sports in Uganda.

The President lifted restrictions on outdoor sports activities while maintain the ban on indoor activities. Equally testing of players/athletes was made mandatory, with testing to take place 72 hours before the sports activity/game with a repeat test after 14 days.

INVITATION TO HEADS OF NATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS FOR A MEETING IN RESPECT TO RESUMPTION OF SPORTS

On 20th September 2020, the President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in his Nation's address on COVID-19 eased down on the lockdown restrictions and allowed for the resumption of sport in Uganda. Accordingly, National Council of Sports shall provide guidance to National Sports Associations/Federations on same to ensure safety of athletes during sports events/activities.

JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI AND JACOB KIPLIMO TO LEAD TEAM UGANDA TO WORLD ATHLETICS HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON 17TH OCTOBER 2020 IN POLAND

Ugandan duo of Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo will lead Team Uganda to the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships on 17th October 2020 in Gdynia, Poland.

World Champion Joshua Cheptegei is the new world 5000m record holder at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco 12:35.36 and is targeting another triumph in the 10,000m event on 7 October before heading to Poland.

UGANDA SPORTS CONTINUES TO THRIVE DESPITE THREATS OF COVID-19

It’s coming to Seven months since the suspension of sports activities in Uganda due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.

However despite the limitations, Uganda's sports has continued to thrive; and the government of Uganda has deliberately facilitated key international sports engagements to continue to allow Sportpersons to excel and bring glory to the country.

3RD WORLD RECORD FOR UGANDA’S JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI AT THE DIAMOND LEAGUE, MONACO

The 2020 Diamond League in Monaco registered one World Record courtesy of Uganda’s 23 year old Joshua Cheptegei in a remarkable World Record time of 12:35.36 in the 5000m Men’s event last Friday bringing an end to the 16 year old record by Kenenisa Bekele.

’The historic 5000m World Record from the great legend Bekele is broken. I am forever honored to say that he forever remains my role model and idol, respect to you champ.’ Joshua exclaimed. Joshua also holds 15Km at 41:05 and 5Km at 12:51 World Records.

NCS HOLDS ONLINE ENGAGEMENTS WITH NATIONAL SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS ON; DRAFT FUNDING POLICY & DRAFT REWARDS AND RECOGNITION SCHEME, 3RD NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM

ENGAGEMENT ON DRAFT FUNDING POLICY AND DRAFT REWARDS & RECOGNITION SCHEME
Today, Monday 06th July 2020, Heads of 51 National Sports Federations/Associations have once again convened for an online engagement hosted by National Council of Sports to deliberate on the draft NCS Funding Policy and Draft Rewards and Recognition Scheme for sportspersons.

NCS/UOC INVITATION TO AN ONLINE ENGAGEMENT ON ‘Wellness and Health in Sports: During and Post COVID-19’

‪National Council of Sports in conjunction with Uganda Olympic Committee invites member National Sports Associations/ Federations (N/As) and their Athletes to an online engagement on ‘Wellness and Health in Sports: During and Post COVID-19’‬

‪Date: Saturday, 23 May 2020‬
‪Time: 11am-12:30pm‬

‪Zoom Logins will be communicated to N/As ‬

‪DO NOT MISS‬

PRESS RELEASE: NCS Interactive Online Meeting with National Sports Associations/Federations held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Today, Tuesday May 12th 2020, the National Council of Sports (NCS) held its first interactive online meeting with its member associations and federations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting chaired by NCS chairman Dr. Don Rukare was addressed by the State Minister for Sports Hon. Hamson Denis Obua and the General Secretary Dr. Benard Patrick Ogwel. Also, council members attended

Associations’ representatives were given an opportunity to raise their concerns, suggestions and questions, most of which got satisfying responses from the General Secretary.

SUSPENSION OF ALL SPORTS ACTIVITIES DUE TO THE THREAT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In light of the viral spread of the novel COVID-19/ Coronovirus pandemic affecting countries around the globe and confirmation of a case in Uganda, the government of Uganda has suspended all public events, sports inclusive for a period of 32 days in order to contain and manage the spread of the life threatening pandemic starting 18th March 2020.

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