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2016 Olympics bidding cities to attend Kampala conferencePublish Date: Oct 20, 2008
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By Norman Katende

CITIES bidding to host the 2016 summer Olympics will extend their campaigns to the Africa National Olympic Committees secretary generals’ conference due in Uganda, December 4-5.

The conference is meant to discuss the way forward for African sports and it will be staged at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) president Major General Francis Nyangweso (Rtd) confirmed yesterday that bidding cities for the international games, most especially those for the 2016 Olympic Games will be in the country to make presentations ahead of the voting in two year’s time.

“They will all be coming down here. We will also get delegates from the Olympic Solidarity to brief the African delegates about the different solidarity programmes and how they can access them,” said Nyangweso.

Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Chicago and Tokyo are the cities bidding to host the Games.

Meanwhile, the committee has postponed the welcome party for Uganda’s team to the Commonwealth Games in Pune, India until later this month.

“We have so much to do but we will have to honour them later in a big way. We very much appreciate their performance,” said Nyangweso.

Uganda finished 13th over all after Moses Kibet won gold, Dickson Huru, Alex Cherop and Doreen Chesang won silver and Charles Sekyaaya a bronze at the games that concluded on Sunday.

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