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Ghana joins World Archery Federation

Ghana has joined the World Archery Federation (WAF) as a member, the federation says.

Ghana was among seven countries that were accepted as new members during the WAF’s 49th Congress held in Turin, Italy on July 2, 2011.

“During the Congress seven countries have been accepted as new members: Ghana, Kosovo, Niger, Central Africa, Congo, Kuwait and Senegal”, the federation said on its website.

The body, however, expelled four countries from the federation. They are Guam, Macedonia, Nigeria and Solomon, but did not assign any reasons.

During the congress it changed its name from International Archery Federation (FITA) to World Archery Federation.

With over 145 member associations, the federation was formed in September, 1931 in Lwow, Poland and it is in conformity with the Olympic principles.

Archery is a sport or skill of shooting with a bow and arrows, especially at a target.


By Ekow Quandzie

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