The Uganda Chess Association formed in 1972 after the Fischer-Spassky match. They joined FIDE in 1976. In 1976 their team played in the counter-Olympiad team in Tripoli. In 1982 the Ugandan chess team showed up at Lugano, Switzerland instead of Lucerne, Switzerland for the 1982 chess Olympiad. The Olympiad was held in Lugano in 1968.