Athletics

SA Paralympian Tyrone Pillay fury at airline over prosthesis

Tyrone Pillay received a bronze medal at the men's shot put final in Rio (Image credit: AFP)

A South African Paralympic shot-putter has hit out at South African Airways for refusing to allow him to board with his prosthetic leg. Bronze medallist Tyrone Pillay says he was prevented from boarding an internal flight from Johannesburg to Durban as he made his way back from Brazil. On Twitter, the athlete called the airline “disrespectful”. South African Airways says ...

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GOC briefs federations on 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

Secretary of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Richard Akpokavi addressing the meeting

The Ghana Olympic Committee has held a meeting with some national sports federations to discuss Ghana’s preparation and participation in the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in the Bahamas ahead of the deadline for the submission of Team Size on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The federations were briefed by the Secretary General of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Richard Akpokavie ...

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Rio Paralympics 2016: Closing ceremony tribute for Bahman Golbarnezhad

Bahman Golbarnezhad died following a crash in the Men's C4-5 road race on Saturday (Image credit: Reuters)

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games was brought to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium on Sunday evening. Singers, dancers and fireworks lit up the iconic stadium before tributes were paid to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died on Saturday. Sir Philip Craven, International Paralympic Committee president, said the movement was “united in grief”. Referring to the success of the ...

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GAA Announces Departure of Additional 3 Athletes to Schools in US

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After a fine season that saw many of our athletes achieve important career milestones, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) announces that Martin Owusu-Antwi, Safia Bright and Agnes Abrokwah have taken up college scholarships in the USA as of the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. The trio have already left Ghana for their new schools and will be seeking ...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics: NZ ‘blade runner’ beats Pistorius record

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Malone's blades were bought from donations from members of the public

New Zealand’s Liam Malone has broken a Paralympic Games record held by South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius. The 22-year-old, from Nelson, won gold in the men’s 200m T44 final in Rio in a time of 21.06 seconds. Pistorius’ record was 21.30 seconds. Victory gave Nelson his second medal of the Games and New Zealand’s third gold of the day. He won ...

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Rio Paralympics 2016: Opening ceremony seems Brazil president booed

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Brazilian president Michel Temer was booed as the 2016 Paralympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro to a backdrop of colour, music and a powerful message of inclusivity. Thousands of performers were involved either side of the two-hour procession of competing countries at the Maracana. Competition begins on Thursday, when Britain’s Dame Sarah Storey can become the most successful female ...

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HFC Bank present items to GES ahead of National Youth Sports Festival

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This year’s National Youth Festival which will see top talent from around the country compete in various disciplines has received a huge boost following the decision of HFC Bank,A member of Republic Financial Holdings Limited of Trinidad and Tobago to support with kit and trophies. The Bank reached an agreement with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to support the festival for ...

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Media Launch of 2016 Millennium Marathon held in Accra

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The 2nd edition of the Millenium Marathon will be happening in Accra on the 3rd of September and it will cover a distance of 21 kilometres. The race will start and finish at the Independence Square and over 40,000 athletes from in and outside Ghana are expected to be part of the event. Speaking at the media launch, the Chief Director ...

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