TOKYO OLYMPICS: Ugandan weightlifter goes missing

A Ugandan weightlifter, Julius Ssekitoleko, has gone missing during an Olympic training camp in Japan, one week before the Tokyo Games open. This disclosure was made by relevant officials on Friday.

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Authorities were searching for Julius Ssekitoleko, who failed to show up for a coronavirus test and could not be found in his hotel room or anywhere else.

“One member of the Ugandan delegation, which the city received as a host town, has gone missing and cannot be reached. The city is making all efforts to search for the individual. We have reported the matter to the police,” the city of Izumisano said in a statement.

The statement also disclosed that the 20-year-old Ssekitoleko was last seen shortly after midnight inside the hotel by a fellow athlete. He failed to conduct a required PCR test by shortly after noon and the alarm was raised when he was not found in his hotel room.

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