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2020 Olympics: missing Ugandan athlete found – Police

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2020 Olympics: missing Ugandan athlete found – Police

A Ugandan athlete who went missing in Japan last week after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics has been found in Mie Prefecture, local police said on Tuesday.

Weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko was found in the town of Yokkaichi after being reported missing from a team training camp in Izumisano, some 170 kilometers away.

Kyodo News Agency quoted Izumisano officials as saying the athlete left a note at his hotel saying he wanted to work in Japan before purchasing a train ticket to Nagoya.

Olympic Organizing Committee CEO Toshiro Muto said he would seek information before making any decisions in the case.

Under strict Olympic coronavirus regulations, athletes are only allowed to move between their accommodation and training and competition venues.

Beatrice Ayikoru, head of the Ugandan delegation, said the 20-year-old athlete was expected to return home on Tuesday, adding that the team would cooperate with authorities in the search.

The Ugandan team arrived in Japan last month, but after two positive coronavirus tests – despite each member’s vaccination – they only started training two weeks ago.

The team moved to the Athletes’ Village on Tuesday. (dpa / NAN)

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