By Spy Uganda
On May 4, the Cuban Embassy in Uganda hosted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uganda and the Olympic Committee of the Republic of Cuba.
The legal instrument was signed by Dr. Donald Rukare, President of the Uganda Olympic Committee and the Ambassador of Cuba Tania Perez Xiques on behalf of Roberto Leon Richards, President of the Cuban Olympic Committee.
Both officials agreed on the importance of this moment as a starting point to develop actions that contribute to the best performance of sports activities in both nations.
Uganda has competed at every Olympics since Melbourne 1956, except for Montreal 1976 when it boycotted because the International Olympic Committee refused to ban New Zealand after the country’s rugby union team held a tour in apartheid South Africa, despite the United Nations’ call for a sporting embargo.
It doubled its all-time gold medal tally to four at Tokyo 2020 thanks to victories for Peruth Chemutai in the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase and Joshua Cheptegei in the men’s 5,000m, and has also won four silvers and three bronzes.