Home | News    Sunday 24 June 2018

South Sudan steps up efforts for 2020 Olympic Games

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 23, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan has developed a three-year strategic plan to develop its sports infrastructure and nature young talents ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games due to take place in Tokyo, Japan.

JPEG - 18.1 kb
Olympic marathon runner from South Sudan. Guor Marial, August 2012 (AFP/Getty)

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, the President of the South Sudan National Olympic Committee, Juma Stephen Lugga said the war-torn is on a mission to improve the Rio 2016 Olympic performance.

Three athletes represented South Sudan at the Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

"Sports have no boundary. It is a catalyst to unite our youth at this crucial time in our history. We are looking forward to engage our youth in all Olympic gatherings," he said in the capital, Juba.

As part of the three-year plan, Lugga said, the Olympic body intends to construct an Olympic village to identify young athletes and build their capacities in preparation for future athletic competitions.

South Sudan marked Olympic Day Celebrations by raising the International Olympic Committee (IOC) flag in Juba on Saturday.

The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer said Olympic games provides a unique opportunity for the people of South Sudan to come together, end their differences and rebuild their country after years of civil war.

The world’s youngest nation became the 206th member of the IOC in August 2015.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 24 June 09:06, by jubaone

    SS gearing up for 2020 olympics? That is real joke. A country that had no sporting infrastructure, poor organization and inefficient management, corrupt officials, hungry sportsmen/women whose hungry bodies can’t stand enormous stresses, financial bankrupt economy....in the end the SSOC will be hijacked by a jienge once funds start flowing in. All that is crap and unrealistic.

    repondre message

    • 24 June 12:27, by Kuch

      Didn’t they took these *UN & NGOs WORLD government experiment idiots and fools* go and run in *Brazil a few years ago*? With even, a woman who didn’t know how to run. But she *allowed to go & ran on behave of South Sudan* because she was considered to be from *Malaysia and that she her image was used in South Sudan*?!!!. Fellows, we are way well ahead of our enemies>>>

      repondre message

      • 24 June 12:36, by Kuch

        but our enemies have step on the wrong people’s feet. The Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan to be precise, are back. We don’t like white Americans, their evil juus, cloned arabs of North Sudan, gulf Arab states’ paymasters and some of their creepy allies in between. In our country & even over our people. Has anyone, ever seen a Dinka/Monyjieng marrying a *juus/jew*, English woman, a Bantus (Bantus)>>

        repondre message

    • 24 June 16:41, by Kuch

      Jubaone,
      What are you going to do idiot? South Sudan football, has ben given to ’our Equatorians, Fertits, Nuers and other South Sudanese people to show their their sporting prowess’ in sporting. But as we far as we are concerned, this was done in order to *spell out the idea that the Dinkas/Monyjiengs want to control everything in South Sudan*>>>

      repondre message

      • 24 June 16:46, by Kuch

        But as always, our South Sudan football team is always bloody nosed by Uganda & other African countries. And if those boys were to be Dinkas/Monyjiengs who don’t go and win games, then a lot of lowly Equatorians, Fertits, our Nuers and some of our South Sudanese would have always scream to the top of their evil lungs that the Dinkas/Jiengs are destroying our country>>>

        repondre message

        • 24 June 16:55, by Kuch

          Even during our war genuine war of independence from our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, our SPLM/A always had their superior sporting team. Other army divisions always used to play sport with other army divisions or battalions with other battalions when there were hiatuses (some little bit of rest)>>>

          repondre message

          • 24 June 17:03, by Kuch

            Mr. Jubaone,
            In Dinka/Monyjieng countries, is where the people, with a lot height are from----basketball would be the first sport in South Sudan to bring a ’GOLD’ into our country Mr. Jubaone chap. Probably, our women beauty & and intelligence. We are here Mr. Jubaone idiot.

            repondre message

      • 24 June 19:14, by jubaone

        Kuch aka koryom2
        Stupid analogy. You don’t give football ? to specific people, it’s done on merits worthless jienge. If jienges represented SS on merits, I’d have no qualms. If jienges represented the SS politically I’d have no problems. But jienges without conscience, merits ate so brazen that they want everything. Stupid. Even fools want to be ministers and doctors.

        repondre message

  • 24 June 15:55, by dinkdong

    Should step up efforts for peace

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Open letter to South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority 2018-09-19 04:05:10 By Telar Ring Deng On the cold morning of 9th September 2018, we were all in utter shock and bewilderment at the very tragic accident that occurred in Eastern Lakes State when a Plane crashed (...)

Sudanese have become prey of mercenaries and Janjawid militias 2018-09-17 09:59:30 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The Janjaweed bandits have been raging in the land of Darfur in particular and Sudan in general with corruption, havoc and destruction, more than a decade on. The (...)

Khartoum’s peace agreement: A looming disaster 2018-09-15 07:42:34 By Duop Chak Wuol Throughout the South Sudanese peace process, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) has been faced with serious political issues. These issues make it (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.