Athletics

Sports Minister storms out of GOC Congress over late start

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The Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, was left red-faced as at the late start of the Ghana Olympic Committee’s Elective Congress on Tuesday at the Alisa Hotel. The Minister arrived at the venue for the event at the advertised time of 9am but after waiting for about 30 minutes, he decided to leave. He was slated to give a speech at ...

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Microsoft confirms support with Special Olympics Ghana

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Left - Mr Emmanuel Kobina Baidoo, Middle - Derek Appiah, Microsoft Country Manager and Right - Isaac Otchere, member of the Ghana Special Olympics team

Nairobi, 10th March 2017 – Today, Microsoft announced that it will provide support to Mr. Isaac Otchere, a member of Special Olympics Ghana’s team. This will be done under the ambit of the Mission 3000 challenge -a Special Olympics initiative to support athletes competing in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. The Microsoft team is honoured to ...

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Francis Dodoo: Tertiary scholarships changing the face of athletics in Ghana

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President of the Ghana Olympic Committee Professor Francis Dodoo believes the decision of a number of tertiary institutions to award students with scholarships has boosted athletics at the student level in the country. The GOC boss admitted that the improvement of sports infrastructure among some of these schools has paved way for the admission of talents in the various fields ...

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Safo-Antwi, Owusu-Agyapong excel at AIT Grand Prix

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Ghana’s Sean Safo-Antwi and Flings Owusu-Agyapong claimed podium places at the just-ended AIT Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Ireland. The indoor event was held on February 15 and it featured athletes from the world over who competed in several track disciplines. Safo-Antwi set a season record in the men’s indoor 60m of 6.56 seconds as he won the final of ...

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GAA National Circuit Opens At Tamale Stadium

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Following the christening of the domestic track and field season by the athletics segment of the Mini-GUSA Games, the Ghana Athletics Association will officially open its season, with the first leg of the National Circuit Championship at the Tamale Sports stadium on Saturday, 18th February, 2017. Three other legs of the Circuit Championship will be hosted in Accra on 18th ...

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Russia to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency has been under investigation by Wada since last year (Image credit: Getty Images)

Russia will miss this summer’s World Championships after athletics’ governing body voted to extend their suspension from international competition for state-sponsored doping. However, some Russians may be able to compete under a neutral banner, if they can satisfy testing criteria. Russia was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, meaning athletes missed the Rio Olympics last year. The country is ...

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Usain Bolt rules out competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Sprinting great Usain Bolt has no plans to extend his career beyond this year’s World Championships in London and has ruled out a return to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 30-year-old, who completed a ‘triple triple’ of 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic titles at the 2016 Rio Games, had his 2008 relay gold stripped last month after team-mate ...

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Antrim Cross Country: Olympic champion Kipruto and Kipkirui take victories

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Kenya’s Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto took the men’s win at the Antrim International Cross Country event as Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack was fourth in the women’s event. Kipruto finished a second ahead of another Kenyan-born athlete Abraham Cheroben, who now represents Bahrain. England’s Andy Vernon completed the podium spots a further 19 seconds back. Another Kenyan Caroline Kipkirui won the ...

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Anti-doping leaders call for Russia to be banned from all sports

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Russia should be banned from both competing in and hosting international sporting events, say the leaders of 19 national anti-doping organisations. More than 1,000 Russians benefited from a state-sponsored doping programme between 2011 and 2015, according to a report released last month. National anti-doping organisations (NADOs) from around the world met at a special summit in Dublin on Tuesday. They ...

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