Japanese Emperor Naruhito, who turns 60 today, has spoken of his excitement for Tokyo 2020 as well as his the "concern" caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
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The Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) has held its first sports administrators course in the capital Kampala.
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