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.
Kenya's Jemima Sumgong won the women's London Marathon yesterday , despite falling earlier in the race. Sumgong wiped out a mile 22 near a drink station and bumped her head.
Witnesses, however, noted how quickly she recovered from the stumble, even though she must have been in pain but finished in two hours, 22 minutes and 58 seconds.
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the favourite, won the men's race with the second-fastest time in history. He finished in two hours, three minutes, and five seconds, missing the world record by just seven seconds. — BBC
Youth and Sports Minister, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye has appealed to the Management of Nestle Ghana Limited to take up the sponsorship of the national Inter-Schools and Colleges Athletics Competition, popularly called Inter-co.
He pointed out that in the past it was the inter-co meetings that made Ghana athletics tick as it served as the breeding ground for unearthing budding talents who blossomed into national champions. However, he said the competition no longer functions as it used to be as a result of financial constraints.
A lot of excitement and euphoria has been created with the launch of the 2nd edition of the millennium marathon 2016 which has kicked off in the Northern and Upper West Regions.
With this year’s marathon slogan “A race for health and Peace”, momentum for the rest of the regional marathons is set as the first marathon has produced a new regional marathon record. These 2 races are the first of 10 regional marathons to take place before the main international marathon in September.
The former Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) chairman, George Lutterodt says he still stands by the comments he made weeks ago criticising the current leadership of the GAA for failing to win gold in any major competition after six years at the helm of affairs.
According to him, despite vitriolic attacks on his personality and the ugly noises coming from the fold of the GAA and one Madam Deborah Eleazar, a sponsor of the GAA, the fact still remains that all is not well with the sport in terms of management and leadership.
Double-Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued the Jamaican sprint dominance of the Bird's Nest as she retained her world 100m title in blistering fashion at the World Championships.
Twenty-four hours on from Usain Bolt's triumph in the men's 100m, Fraser-Pryce repeated her Olympic victory in this same stadium seven years ago as she held off the fast-finishing Dafne Schippers in 10.76 seconds.
For Schippers - the former heptathlete who only decided to switch full-time to sprinting in June this year - her silver in a huge personal best of 10.81 brought both vindication and wild celebration.
Usain Bolt produced perhaps his greatest performance of all as he put a troubled build-up behind him to beat two-time doper and clear favourite Justin Gatlin to retain his world 100m title.
The controversial Gatlin came into the final on a 28-race unbeaten run and apparently relishing his role as the sport's bad guy.
But at the same Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing where Bolt announced himself to the world with two Olympic golds and two world records in 2008, the Jamaican superstar came past a faltering Gatlin at the death to snatch victory by one hundredth of a second.
The deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Vincent Oppong Asamoah has called on the youth to take the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Millennium Marathon slated for September 5 at the Independence Square.According to him the race would put Ghana on the international pedestal and afford us the privilege of hosting more international major competitions.A registration for competition begins on August 29 and ends September 4 at the Aviation Social Centre.
Enterprising Emmanuel Dasor and Daniel Gyasi stole the show from their Nigerian counterparts at this year’s Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix held inside the Warri Township Stadium, in Delta state of Nigeria last Friday.
Olympic gold medalist, Martha Bissah, last Saturday thrilled fans at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra as she won the 1,500m race at the Interplast-Sea&Shore National Circuit Championship in a time of 4:37.56 minutes.