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. MIt 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 10,000m and 5,000m races. The 10000m also earnt them a Gold Medal at Glasgow 2014, thanks to Moses Kipsiro.
They will field a national netball team for the first time ever at a Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast 2018.
The Uganda National Olympic Committee is responsible for organising the country's participation in the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.