Sport
2017 World Cross-country bid depends on Sunday's success
Publish Date: Mar 11, 2014
2017 World Cross-country bid depends on Sunday's success
UAF general secretary Beatrice Ayikoru.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Norman Katende

THE success of Sunday’s 3rd edition of the Africa Cross-country Championships will either make or break Uganda’s dream of bidding for the 2017 World Cross-country Championships.

With the international athletics body releasing the bid documents for the event, of which Uganda is among the four whose bids were opened, the national athletics federation is looking at using Uganda’s love for the sport as a springboard to up their bid.

“We have received the bid documents and we are going to look through. How we fair at Sunday’s event will surely give us a great picture of how we will be able to handle this,” said the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) general secretary Beatrice Ayikoru.

The international body mostly looks at the organisational level, accommodation, transport and the fans’ interest as the basis of awarding hosting rights for an event.

“We believe that we have had a good foundation and what is remaining is to encourage the fans to turn up in big numbers,” said Ayikoru.

Athletes from 31 countries will be competing in the biennial Africa cross-country event.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Golfers head to the course for charity
Golfers at the Uganda Golf Club and at Entebbe Club head to the course this weekend not only for their routine weekend rounds but also to raise funds for different causes....
Premier League ruling favours Jogoos
The Uganda Premier League has ruled in SC Villa’s favour following their encounter with Express that aborted last week because of crowd violence....
Oscar Pistorius: The
At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon....
Cricketers are hopeful
For Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) chairman Richard Mwami, the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 has already brought one notable disappointment....
Najjumba seeks first women cricket league title
Franklyn Najjumba will be all out to lead Tornado women Cricket Club to their maiden Mehta Cricket League title as the Twenty/20 cricket league climaxes on Sunday. Tornado has been runners up in all women tournaments....
National cricket team targets final place
The National cricket team left the country Sunday for the ICC Division III Cricket League that starts Thursday in Malaysia....
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter