Uganda's President Amin today (Friday) granted all Asian members of Uganda's Olympic team Ugandan citizenship in recognition of their sportsmanship.
SV Akii-Bua down steps from aircraft, people applaud (3 shots)
SV Members of team embraced by crowd
SV Other members of team down steps and crowd welcoming
SV Akii-Bua and other members of team pose for pictures wearing medals
SV Native dancers
SV Akii-Bua and other members of party walk into building
SV Minister of Education Rugumayo shaking hands with team and admiring medal (2 shots)
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Background: Uganda's President Amin today (Friday) granted all Asian members of Uganda's Olympic team Ugandan citizenship in recognition of their sportsmanship.
The Uganda team returned homes yesterday to a warm welcome.
The President's decision means the Asian team members, most of whom are hockey players, are exempted from expulsion.
Thousands of aport fans crowded Entebbe Airport, in the capital of Kampala, to welcome home the Olympic team.
Heading the returning heroes was hurdles champion John Akii-Bua, winner of Uganda's only gold medal. He defeated some of the world's top hurdlers to take the 400-meters final.
The Minister of Education, Mr. Edward Rugumayo, greeted the Olympians on their arrival, to the accompaniment of the Police Band and a group of native dancers.
Uganda's team won a gold and a silver medal at the Games.