Ghana's lone-ranger at the 2018 Winter Olympics Akwasi Frimpong says he is honoured after his colourful competition suit went on display at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland
He said the Museum wanted both his competition suit and his much-discussed helmet but he could not give up his helmet because he felt the former was more representative of his country of birth, Ghana.
Frimpong took to Twitter to express his delight: "Here it is then; my 2018 #Olympic skeleton race suit displayed in the main @olympicmuseum in Lausanne, Switzerland 🇨🇭.#Ghana🇬🇭 to the world!".
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Akwasi Frimpong who finished last in the men's skeleton competition during the
Born and raised in Kumasi, Ghana, Akwasi Frimpong moved to the Netherlands at the age of eight, where he lived as an illegal immigrant.
After overcoming much adversity, including injury and the task of mastering three different sports along the way, Frimpong's long-awaited dream finally became a reality when he made history as Ghana's first skeleton athlete at a Winter Olympics.
About the Olympic Museum
The Olympic Museum is one of Lausanne's prime tourist site draws, attracting more than 250,000 visitors each year.
The museum was founded on June 23, 1993, on the initiative of then-president of the IOC Juan Antonio Samaranch. Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, an International Olympic Committee member, and Jean-Pierre
After 23 months of renovation between 2012 and 2013, the Olympic Museum re-opened on 21 December 2013. During the transformations of the building, a temporary exhibition was set up in a boat (Helvétie) of the
The permanent exhibition is organized into three major themes on three separate floors: Olympic World, Olympic Games, and
The second floor focuses on
The final part of the permanent exhibit covers the Olympic Spirit, where visitors are made to feel part of an Olympic Village and can test their balance, agility, and mental skills with interactive exercises. Olympic medals are also on display.