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Liquid Sports Ghana to award Ghanaian athletes

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www.liquidsportsghana.com is proud to announce the first ever annual Ghana athletics award dubbed, the ‘Liquid Sports Ghana Athlete of the Year’ to honour and give recognition to deserving athletes. The award is aimed at throwing the spot light on both male and female national athletes who excel in representing the country both locally and internationally to inspire the younger generation. ...

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Sebastian Coe denies Russian doping was covered up

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IAAF president Sebastian Coe says there has been no cover up of Russian doping cases despite the latest leaked documents appearing to show that officials of athletics’ governing body were discussing how to suppress news of positive tests. “There is no cover up here,” Coe, who was a vice president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for seven ...

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IAAF under fire as further Russian doping allegations surface

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Athletics’ governing body came under renewed fire on Tuesday following disclosures that top officials were aware of a serious doping problem among Russian athletes as far back as 2009 and appeared to work with the country’s federation to minimise the publicity surrounding it. The Associated Press published a copy of a letter from Pierre Weiss, then the general secretary of ...

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IAAF Taskforce Concludes Its First Visit To Russia

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The IAAF Taskforce has concluded its second day of meetings in Moscow with their counterparts from the Interim Coordination Committee (ICC) of the Olympic Committee of Russia on Tuesday (12). The meeting discussed the arrangements that are being put in place for the speedy resolution of pending doping cases, the thorough investigation of matters raised in the WADA Independent Commission’s ...

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Athletes Association selects Nyavadzie as 2015 Coach of the Year

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The Foreign-based Athletes Association of Ghana, the umbrella body of Ghanaian athletes outside the country, has announced its pick of Anselm Nyavadzie for the award of the 2015 Athletics Coach Of the Year. The made their announcement via a statement sent to the Ghana Athletics Association on Tuesday. Nyavadzie has groomed a number of athletes including a host of the ...

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Ghana Sports in 2016: What to expect

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The beginning of every New Year is greeted with resolutions from people, institutions and organizations with the aim of doing better than the previous year. The targets, whether realistic or unrealistic, confirms the saying “Aim for the moon and even if you miss you’ll land among the stars”. In respect to the sporting sector in Ghana, we do expect to ...

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Usain Bolt to run in London Anniversary Games

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will prepare for the Rio Olympics by competing at the 2016 London Anniversary Games. The six-time Olympic champion returns to the track where he won triple gold at the 2012 London Olympics to take part in the event from 22-23 July. London, which is part of the IAAF Diamond League Series, will host Bolt’s final race before ...

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Athletics: Russia ruled in breach of Wada code

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Russia is one of six countries ruled to be in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s codes. Along with Argentina, Ukraine, Bolivia, Andorra and Israel, it has been deemed “non-compliant” by Wada. Brazil, Belgium, France, Greece, Mexico and Spain have been placed on a ‘watch list’ and must meet strict conditions by March 2016 or face similar action. Meanwhile, Kenya ...

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Kassim Mohammed wins 2015 Accra Milo Marathon

Corporal Kassim Mohammed won a very competitive 2015 edition of the Accra Milo Marathon organised by Nestle Ghana Limited on Monday. Mohammed, a member of the Ghana Armed Forces, finished ahead of Joseph Yandah of the Ghana Police Service in a time of 2 hours 20 minutes. The mass race covered a distance of 42.2 kilometres and it started from ...

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Usain Bolt ends season early and will miss Diamond League final

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Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will miss the Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday after deciding to end his 2015 season early. The 29-year-old won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at last month’s World Championships in Beijing. “After the excitement of the past few weeks… I have decided not to race again in 2015,” Bolt wrote ...

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