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Venue mix up ends Olympic dreams for Ugandan athletes

  • Ugandan athletes have blamed their failure to qualify for the London Olympics on the poor track they were forced to use for time trials.

    The trials were supposed to be held at the national stadium but a double booking meant they had to make way for a Japanese Happy Science religious fair.

    According to the Uganda Athletics Federation, at least five athletes would have qualified, had they been at the Namboole Stadium.

    Saturday's rally at the Namboole Stadium is the new age group’s first major rally in Africa with thousands turning up for the event.