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GOC names Chefs de Mission for various games


  The Ghana Olympic Committee has named eight executives as leaders of delegation for upcoming events spanning from the Winter Olympics in February 2018 in South Korea through to the summer Olympics in Tokyo 2020. The GOC says it is part of measures to enable Team Ghana’s smooth participation in those games. The list is as follows: Winter Olympics Pyeonchang ...

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GOC secures Commonwealth Games grant for seven athletes


The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has secured £5,000 preparation grant for seven Ghanaian athletes ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. A statement from the GOC signed by Mr. Richard Akpokavie, General Secretary and copied to the GNA Sports, said the grant is a form of scholarship for the athletes to aid them in their preparation for ...

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GOC releases lists of candidates for March 15 elections


The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has released the list of candidates vying for positions in the next administration of the committee ahead of elections on March 15, 2017 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The elections had been a source of debate among sporting federations under the committee since some quarters believed that the current administration led by Professor Francis ...

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GOC thanks sponsors for Rio 2016 Games support

(From left to right: Rio 2016 Chef de Mission, Chris Essilfie, Joost Bellaart, Cocoa from Ghana Spokesperson, and Ghana's flag bearer at the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony Flings Owusu-Agyapong. )

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has released a statement to express its gratitude to the various entities that provided support to it ahead of the 2016 Rio Games. The Ghana Olympic Committee faced a challenge of funding before the start of the Games and in an interview with Citi Sports before the Games, Chef de Mission of Ghana’s team to ...

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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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Sports Minister ‘cautiously’ optimistic ahead of Rio 2016 Games


Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, says he will have measured hopes ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which start on August 5. According to him, Ghana’s athletes have got huge potential but they will up against some of the best across various disciplines in the Games and so, realistically, the nation’s athletes will have a tough time in Brazil. ...

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GOC & Cocoa from Ghana sign partnership agreement


The Ghana Olympic Committee and Cocoa from Ghana have today signed a partnership agreement ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The agreement brings together the umbrella body of the Olympic Movement in Ghana and one of the major players in the cocoa production business in the world. Together, the two organisations aim to project the proud values of the ...

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“We could not meet all our 2015 objectives”- GOC boss Francis Dodoo


President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Prof. Francis Dodoo, says the entity could not meet all its targets for the 2015 calendar year. The GOC has been supervising activities of the various sporting federations (with the exception of football) this year in relation to their activities. According to Prof. Dodoo, some of the objectives for the year were met. “This ...

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