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18-year old Awunime dethrones Adukpo to win Milo marathon

Eighteen-year old Akuka William Awunime masterminded one of the major upsets in the history of the annual Accra Milo Marathon by winning the 2011 edition held on Wednesday. Awunime, who hails from the Ashanti Region, brushed aside challenges from defending champions, Godwin Adukpo and five-time winner Emmanuel Zigah to claim …

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Ghana could have done better at All Africa Games – Vice President Mahama

Vice President John Mahama has fingered poor preparations for the nation’s modest performance at the just-ended 2011 All Africa Games. Ghana bagged a modest 19 medals and finished 12th at the 10th edition of the multisport event held from 3-18 September, 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique. Despite the performance being an …

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Tennis star Serena Williams appointed new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is the new international Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the agency has announced. Ms. Williams, 29, will focus in particular on the current Schools for Africa initiative and on the upcoming Schools for Asia programme, said UNICEF who made the announcement at …

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Ghana makes 19 medals, places 12th as All Africa Games ends

Ghana made a total of 19 medals at the close of the 10th All Africa Games (AAG) in Maputo, Mozambique, out of the 16 sporting disciplines. Though Ghana had 19 medals, only 17 were captured on the medal table at the close of the Games, thereby placing Ghana at the …

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Margaret Simpson to undergo coaching course after career

Heptathlete Margaret Simpson, would take up a course in coaching after ending his career on a field that had seen her as one of the nation’s successful athletes. Simpson, who won gold in the Women Heptathlon at the 10th All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, is among the few athletes …

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Ghana Athletics Association to offer disabled athletes slots at next Grand Prix

The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) is considering offering disabled athletes slots to participate in the second edition of the GAA Grand Prix. At the GAA Grand Prix, some of the Disabled Athletes will be provided the opportunity to participate in selected events to be determined by the Association ahead of …

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Ghana’s Sports Ministry to source non-state funds to host ECOWAS Games next year

The Ministry of Youth and Sports would look outside state coffers for funds to organise the next edition of the Economic Commission of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Games to be hosted by Ghana next year. This follows the rejection of the games’ budget by Cabinet as a result of government’s …

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Why team Ghana failed to shine at World Championships in South Korea

Without doubt Ghana athletics will look back with disappointment at the performance of the nation’s athletes at the 13th IAAF World Championships in Daegu South Korea. There were some hope and optimism that the seven athletes-including 2005 World Long Jump Silver medalist Ignisious Gaisah and heptathlon Bronze medalist Margaret Simpson, …

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I will contest for Presidency of Ghana Olympic Committee – Prof. Dodoo

Professor Francis Dodoo, President of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has said that he will offer himself for elections again when nominations are opened for the presidency of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC). He told GNA Sports in an interview in Maputo, that he still has ambitions of becoming the …

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All Africa Games: Black Princesses win silver medal after losing to Cameroon

Tournament favourites the Black Princesses of Ghana lost by a lone goal to Cameroon in the finals of the football category of the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique. It was an opportunity for the Princesses to dig gold for Ghana and this could have enhanced the nation’s position on …

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