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First Batch of Uganda's Olympians Out of Quarantine, Kick Off Normal Training

Beatrice Ayikoru, the Chief de mission Uganda Olympic Committee has confirmed to Uganda Radio Network that the team has resumed normal training following the recovery of the two positive cases.
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The first batch of the Uganda 2020 Tokyo Olympics team has kicked off normal preparations ahead of the games that will run between July and August 2021. The team embarked on full training after the organizing committee released two team members from quarantine after the boxing coach, Patrick Lihanda tested positive for COVID-19.

He was quarantined at the airport shortly after their arrival in Japan, last month before another athlete also tested positive later and was also quarantined. The Olympics organizing committee later decided to quarantine the remaining team members in their hotel in Izumisano city as contacts of the positive cases. They were also restricted to train for the hotel as they wait for clearance.

Now, Beatrice Ayikoru, the Chief de mission Uganda Olympic Committee has confirmed to Uganda Radio Network that the team has resumed normal training following the recovery of the two positive cases.

//Cue in: They have resumed   

Cue out: … they are fine yes,”//

Ayikoru also told URN that the athletes will leave Izumisano on July 28th, 2021 and head for the Tokyo Olympic village for further preparations for the final summer games.  The first contingent of team Uganda comprised five athletes accompanied by coaches and one official from the National Council of Sports who led the delegation.    

The athletes were drawn from boxing, swimming and weightlifting. They include Shadir Musa Bwogi, Catherine Nanziri, Semujju David, Julius Ssekitoleko and Ambara Atuhaire. The second batch will leave the country next week and will include majorly middle distance runners 

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