Ugandan weightlifter missing as Tokyo marks week to Covid-hit Olympics

Authorities were searching for Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, who failed to show up for a coronavirus test and was not in his hotel room

What you need to know:

  • Authorities were searching for Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, who failed to show up for a coronavirus test and was not in his hotel room.
  • Uganda's delegation arrived in Japan last month, headed for a pre-Games training camp in Izumisano, in Osaka region.

Japanese authorities were searching for a Ugandan weightlifter on Friday after he went missing just a week before the Tokyo Olympics, which have sparked public opposition over their coronavirus risks.
Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, who was taking part in a training camp near Osaka, failed to turn up to a Covid-19 test and was not in his hotel room.

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