Ugandan Olympic official says dispute resolved

Associated Press Modified: May 28, 2012 at 9:02 am •  Published: May 28, 2012

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan Olympic official says a dispute that threatened the country's participation at the London Games has been resolved.

William Blick says Roger Ddungu has been removed as president after the International Olympic Committee told the troubled body to hold a special general meeting. Blick is temporarily in charge of the Uganda Olympic Committee.

Blick said Monday that Ddungu, who was accused of misconduct, was fired at the meeting May 19 and the UOC was now "moving on."

Blick says the decision has been communicated to the IOC, which wanted Uganda's Olympic committee to resolve its internal problems before this summer's games.

Thirteen Ugandan athletes have so far qualified for the London Olympics.

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