Major General Francis Nyangweso (1939 – 2011), has died on 16th February 2011 at the age of 72.
Born in Busia, near the eastern territorial boundary of Uganda with Kenya, his career included banking, military leadership and posts with the Ugandan Ministry of Culture, Community Development, Youth and Sports, the Foreign Office and the National Chamber of Commerce.
He competed as a boxer in the 1960 Rome Olympics, but also loved football, tennis and volleyball.
Francis Nyangweso was President of the Ugandan Olympic Committee from 1975 to 2009 and was a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Culture and Olympic Education Commission (1988-2011) and Olympic Solidarity Commission (2000-2001).
He served as Vice-President of the International Amateur Boxing Association from 1986 to 2006 and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa from 1974-1978.