The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram constituency, Mr Sam George, has called on the government to implement the United Nations (UN) conventions on the statelessness of refugees in the country.
Ghana’s 400m star, Emmanuel Dasor has given Ghana a third ticket to this year’s Athletics World Championships in London after making the qualification time at the USA Outdoor Championship over the weekend.
Over 70 triathletes from Ghana and neighbouring countries have registered to participate in the 6th Kempinski-Cowbell Race Series scheduled to take place at the swimming pool of the University of Ghana, Legon, on Sunday.
Doris Afriyie of the Ashanti Region stole the show when the GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human athletics competition started with the audition event last Saturday at the Sekondi Stadium at Essipon for athletes in the Central and Western regions.
Ghana javelin record holder John Ampomah last Saturday made history as the first athlete to win back-to-back Kempinski Liquid Sports Ghana Male Athlete of the Year award.
The Middle Tennessee State University student beat stiff challenge from Emmanuel Dasor and Sean Safo-Antwi to win the most prestigious accolade of the award held at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra.
Ghana’s female relay team failed to make it to the IAAF World Relay Championship slated for Bahamas this weekend following the association’s failure to raise a paltry $20,000. for the trip.
Team Ghana is ranked 11th on the continent and was expected to battle other 42 African countries in Nassau, Bahamas, in a qualification competition for the London World Championships in August this year.
Barely six months after enrolling at the Norfolk State University (NSU) on a sporting scholarship, former Youth Olympic gold medallist Martha Bissah has shone early after being adjudged Female Athlete of the Year at the Spartans’ athletics department’s end-of-year awards ceremony last Monday.
Meanwhile, the young athlete’s benefactor and former national athletics chief, George Haldane Lutterodt, has entreated the president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Ben Nunoo Mensah, to open an inquiry into the suspension of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics 800m gold medallist from the national team.
The president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah, says his outfit is committed to working towards having many athletes qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia next year.
Mr Nunoo Mensah, however, admits that most of the athletes in the country are not ready for the Games without any preparations.
The president of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), Professor Francis Dodoo, has stressed the need for much collaboration among athletics coaches across the regions for the betterment of the sport.
The Executive Board of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF) is funding a four-month training programme to enable a member of the Black Cranes, Christian Amoah, to train at the Kinesiology and Health Science Department of the Louisiana State University (LSUS) in Shreveport.
The position of the National Athletics Coach for Ghana Athletics has been vacant for almost a year following the compulsory retirement of Albert Nukpezah but the National Sports Authority (GAA) says it will fill the void once it gets enough funds.