Three weeks after a failed attempt to win a medal at the recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, Uganda Olympic Committee president William Blick has come out to reveal that team Uganda got exactly what they deserved at the games.
“We have no moral authority to ask our athletes for medals,” Blick told reporters at the Olympic Committee offices Tuesday afternoon.
Team Uganda travelled to Rio amidst challenges of late preparations that had most of the athletes far from ready to win anything at the Games.
Blick adds that as a nation, Uganda gave little if anything to the athletes and would be unfair to demand for results. He puts the big part of the blame for team Uganda’s dismal show on the lack of facilities and funds to have the different representatives prepare adequately for such big events.
“As NOC, our hands are tied and we can’t do much,” Blick, formerly Uganda Rugby Union President, added.
Uganda sent 21 athletes to the Games with only three of these having been at the Olympics before. However, Blick believes all hope is not lost for Uganda in the next big events especially with the presence of first lady Hon. Janet Museveni in the Education and Sports ministry.
“We now have a serious ministry. The minister understands the importance of sport and we shall present her our plan and she will make things happen,”