COVID-19 vs Sports: Who is winning? By Dr Donald Rukare

Over the last month and a half, Uganda has been and is coming to grips with the corona virus (COVID-19) global pandemic. John Hopkins University reveals that we as of April 5th 2020, had over 1,252,265 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 68,148 deaths and rapidly climbing. The pandemic is wreaking havoc and the sports sector has not been spared. This article will explore the impact of COVID -19 on sports at both the national, regional and international level and ask is COVID winning this war or will sports prevail? At the national level, follow... Read More

COVID-19 and Human Rights: What to look out for by Dr. Donald Rukare

The world is currently gripped in the throes of the gruesome corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Globally, as of April 6 2020, John Hopkins University reported that we had a total of 1,292,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 70,798 deaths and quickly climbing. The COVID-19, said to have emanated from Wuhan in China and is rapidly traversing the world with thousands of cases and deaths seen in Italy, Spain and the United States. It is believed a surge of cases will be experienced in Africa as well. Uganda according to the Ministry of Health,... Read More

FINA statement regarding 2021 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka (JPN)

FINA welcomes the announcement of revised dates for Tokyo 2020 and the clarity they bring. "Faced with the unprecedented need to reschedule the Olympic Games, our friends at the IOC and Tokyo 2020 have reacted with great speed and professionalism. To already know the dates is very helpful to federations and athletes everywhere. FINA would like to express its best wishes to all those who have committed themselves to making the aquatics competitions of Tokyo 2020 the great success that I know they will be," said FINA President D... Read More

Communiqué commun du Comité International Olympique et du comité d'organisation de Tokyo 2020

Le président du Comité International Olympique (CIO), Thomas Bach, et le premier ministre japonais, Abe Shinzo, ont tenu une conférence téléphonique ce matin pour discuter de l'évolution rapide de la situation en lien avec la COVID-19 et Tokyo 2020. Les ont rejoints Mori Yoshiro, président du comité d'organisation de Tokyo 2020 ; Hashimoto Seiko, ministre chargée des Jeux Olympiques ; Koike Yuriko, gouverneure de la ville de Tokyo ; John Coates, prés... Read More

FINA statement as Olympics 2020 gets postponed

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, FINA would like to reiterate its concern for all those affected. FINA is well aware of the issues faced by aquatics athletes around the world, especially with regard to training and pool access. Moreover, following today’s joint announcement by the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organisers, concerning the postponement of the Olympic Games for 2021, FINA will now work closely with the host organising committee of the 2021 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, with the Japan Swimming Federation and with the Japanese ... Read More