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Uganda is a landlocked East African country lying astride the equator. It is bordered by Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.It joined the Commonwealth in 1962 but first took part in the Games in 1954 where they won their first medal, a silver for Patrick Etolu in the men's high jump.

Uganda has taken part in every Games since, bar the 1978 Games in Edmonton. The 1974 Games in Christchurch yielded their biggest haul of medals to date with two gold, four silver and three bronze thanks largely to athletics and boxing. At the 2006 Games in Melbourne Uganda picked up a gold medal in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase, the first time this event had been run in a Commonwealth Games. Distance events on the track again proved to be kind to Uganda in Delhi in 2010, taking home gold in the Mens 10,000 metres and 5,000 metres races.   

The Uganda National Olympic Committee is responsible for organising the country's participation in the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.

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Capital - Kampala
Population - 32,710,000
Time Zone - GMT +03:00
Language - English, Luganda
Currency - Ugandan Shilling (USh)


Uganda Olympic Committee



International Conference Centre
Suite No. 246, 13 Nile Avenue,
PO Box 2610, Kampala,
Tel: + (256) 414 342 010
Fax: + (256) 414 342 010

President William Blick
Secretary General Dr. Donald Rukare