|Uganda steps up London 2012 preps|
JUNE 1, 2012- The Uganda Olympic Committee will in the coming week meet the National Council of Sports and Education ministry to confirm the Ugandan contingent to the London 2012 Olympics.
Vice President (Techinical) Denis Galabuzi is the UOC executive's new choice of Chef De Mission. The joint Olympic Games preparatory meeting in the coming week will also name the overall team manager and team doctor.
The International Olympic Commitee has been informed of the developments, according to the Acting UOC president William Blick.
An extra ordinary general assembly of the The Uganda Olympic Committee last month banned then UOC president Rogers Ddungu from all Olympic activities. William Blick is acting, and Galabuzi will replace Ddungu as Chef de Mission.
Uganda has qualified athletes from badminton and athletics. Swimming and weightlifting are the other disciplines that are expected to send athletes to the games.
The athletes that have so far qualified for the games are led by Edwin Ekiring from badminton.
Athletics has Annet Negesa (800m), Janet Achola (1500m) and Jane Suuto (marathon) for the women event.
The men have Julius Mutekanga (800m), Benjamin Kiplagat, Jacob Araptany and Simon Ayeko (3000mSC), Stephen Kiprotich and Nicholas Kiprono (marathon), Abraham Kiplimo, Moses Kipsiro and Geoffrey Kusuro (5000m and 10000m).