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HISTORY OF ATHLETICS IN UGANDA

1: Introduction: Uganda Athletics Federation is the national governing body of the sports of athletics under the rules and regulations of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is a voluntary, non profiting making body with the mandate of developing and promoting athletics in Uganda in line with the IAAF statutes.

2: Foundation: The idea of starting an annual athletics championship in Uganda was first discussed in an informal meeting at the home of Major Lawrence at Nakasero. On 4 April 1925, a group of enthusiastic sports personalities convened a meeting at the then Imperial Hotel in Kampala to endorse the possibility of organsing an annual athletics championships. This inaugural meeting later gave birth to the Uganda Native (African) Athletic Association aimed at developing and promoting local athletics (for Ugandans). The founder members of the association included former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. S. W. Kulubya who was also the 1st African Mayor of Kampala City and Chairman of National Council of Sports.

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stablished 1925

What We Do

AS A NATIONAL ATHLETICS ORGANISING BODY, WE DELIVER THE FOLLOWING TO PROMOTE THE GOLDEN SPORT.

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National & International Athletics Events Cordination

Uganda Athletics Federation, in Partnership with other sports national sports agencies, together with the line Ministry, the Ministry of Educcation and Sports undertakes cordination of Athletics.

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Developing all age Talent

Uganda Athletics Federation, in Partnership with the Germany Government through the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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International Participation

Uganda Athletics Federation is the national governing body of the sports of athletics under the rules and regulations of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Our Golden History

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JOHN AKII-BUA

First Male Gold Medalist

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DORCUS INZIKURU

First Female Gold Medalist

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STEPHEN KIPROTICH

2012 Moscow Gold Medalist

Our Achievements

110
Gold
79
Silver
169
Bronze
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About Us

Uganda Athletics Federation is the national governing body of the sports of athletics under the rules and regulations of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is a voluntary, non profiting making body with the mandate of developing and promoting athletics in Uganda in line with the IAAF statutes....

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