Tag Archives: Athletics

Brazil: Rio announces 2016 Olympics ticket sales programme

2016 Rio Games mascot, Vinicius

Organisers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have announced details of its ticket programme for the 2016 Games. Seventy percent of tickets will be reserved for residents of Brazil, said the Rio Committee. Fans can register online now, but sales will begin in March. The first results of the draw will be announced in June. The opening ceremony for the first Olympics ...

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Have patience for our athletes- Prof. Dodoo


President of the Ghana Athletics Association, Prof. Francis Dodoo, has said the nation should be supportive of the emerging crop of athletes and allow them to grow in the sport so they can be huge successes in the future. Ghana presented young athletes like Martha Bissah, Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong and Nadia Eke at the Commonwealth Games and the African ...

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Marakech 2014: GOC boss praises GH athletes’ performances

GOC boss, Professor Francis Dodoo

The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Professor Francis Dodoo has hailed the efforts of Team Ghana’s athletes at the just-ended African Athletics Championships in Marakech, Morrocco. Ghana won six medals in the competition ( in Decathlon, Women’s 4x100m, Men’s 4x100m relay, Women’s Javelin throw, Women’s Triple Jump, Heptathlon) to equal its highest haul at the championships since the 2006 ...

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Marrakech 2014: Mary Zuta Nartey wins silver medal, qualifies for IAAF World Cup

Mary Zuta

Reigning Sea and Shore National Athletics Circuit javelin champion Mary Zuta Nartey has said her inability to win medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2012 African Championship fuelled her drive to win a silver medal at the just ended 19th African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco. Having placed fourth in the javelin throw at the 2012 African Athletics Championship ...

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Marrakech 2014: Elizabeth Dadzie succeeds Margaret Simpson with heptathlon silver at African Athletics Championships

Elizabeth Dadzie

Multi talented athlete Elizabeth Dadzie has succeeded Margaret Simpson as Ghana’s heptathlon Queen after winning a silver medal with a personal best of 5286pts at the 19th African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco. The Iowa Central College (USA) student, who only started the combined events in January, came second with 5286pts (PB) after winning the 800m final which was the ...

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Kiplagat and Keitany to clash at Great North Run


Two-time world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat will have a score to settle on 7 September when she attempts to complete another famous double at the Bupa Great North Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. The 34-year-old Kenyan ran her way into the record books when she won the marathon at last year’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow, becoming the ...

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