Athletics

Freshman Martha Bissah Named NSU Athlete of the Year

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Former Youth Olympic gold medallist Martha Bissah has been named Norfolk State University’s Female Athlete of the Year at the athletics department’s end-of-year awards ceremony on Monday. Martha Bissah is the first freshman to be named one of NSU’s top athletes since bowler Thea Aspiras in 2011. A freshman from Accra, Ghana, Bissah burst onto the scene with a memorable freshman ...

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Ghana Triathlon to organise first ever kids triathlon race at UG

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Ghana Triathlon Federation (GTF) is taking the sports of triathlon to another level by organizing the first ever “Children and Youth Triathlon” race at the University of Ghana (UG), Legon. The GTF has been organizing races dumbed the “Kempinski Race Series,” since 2015 using the UG swimming pool. From 17 participants recorded at the maiden triathlon, the last triathlon organised ...

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IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017: Cheptai leads unprecedented top-six sweep for Kenya –

rene Cheptai wins the senior women's race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 (Roger Sedres) © Copyright

Capping an unprecedented display of team dominance, Irene Chepet Cheptai led a mighty Kenyan women’s squad to the first-ever top-six sweep at a World Cross Country Championships. Cheptai, who arrived in the Ugandan capital undefeated this cross country season, broke from teammates Alice Aprot and Lilian Kasait Rengeruk in the final kilometre to reach the line in 31:57 over the ...

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Liquid Sports Ghana Launches 2016 Ghana Athlete of the Year Awards

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As part of its 5th year Anniversary celebrations, Liquid Sports Ghana has announced the second edition of the annual Ghana athletics award dubbed, the ‘Liquid Sports Ghana Athlete of the Year Awards’ to honour and give recognition to deserving Ghanaian athletes. Four categories of awards will be given during the 2016 awards comprising best national male and female athletes of ...

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Sports Minister storms out of GOC Congress over late start

Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah

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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