IN PICTURES: The Arrival Of King Kiprotich

pharm geneva; font-size: small;”>Uganda Olympics Committee officials are flanked by all the athletes, drugs including the golden boy Stephen Kiprotich, who represented Uganda at the London 2012 Olympics.

From here, the athletes will be hosted at a breakfast by President Yoweri Museveni at State House, Entebbe.

Hundreds of sports fans have gathered along Entebbe Road to have a glimpse of the Ugandan star Kiprotich.

He touched down at Entebbe Airport at 7:30am.

In a brief speech, Kiprotich says talented athletes are suffering due to lack of facilities to develop their talents.

He says government should invest in facilities to boost sports in the country

He also hails his primary school head teacher for identifying his talent.

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The Government of Uganda on Monday officially congratulated athlete Stephen Kiprotich upon winning a gold medal at the Olympics on Sunday.

“Government of Uganda wishes to congratulate Stephen Kiprotich upon winning a gold medal in the 42km marathon race at the Olympic Games that ended yesterday 12th August 2012 in London,” Uganda Media Centre boss Fred Opolot said in a statement.

“This is a historic moment for Uganda. Kiprotich’s resilience and magnificent finish reminds us as a nation that amidst all odds we can achieve greatness,” Opolot further stated.


“As a country, we congratulate our gallant son Stephen Kiprotich upon this momentous achievement. This success should further galvanize our efforts and resources to produce more of the athletes that will continue to fly Uganda’s flag high,” emphasized Opolot.

Singing the National Anthem

Opolot noted that the 23-year-old from Bukwo district joins the likes of John Akii Bua, Davis Kamoga, Leo Rwabwogo, John Mugabi, Moses Kipsiro, Dorcus Inzikuru on the wall of Uganda’s athletic fame.

“We wish Kiprotich all the best in his career,” Opolot concluded.

Inspecting the Guard Of Honour

The country is a jovial mood following Kiprotich’s magnificent performance that ended Uganda’s 40 years of heartache with a gold medal.

Uganda had last won a gold medal at the Olympics in 1972.

Kiprotich Prepares to Head to State House to meet President Museveni


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