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Nominees For 2016 Athlete Of The Year Revealed

This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2016 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Awards Night in Monaco on Friday 2 December 2016. The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 men and 10 women nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six ...

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Hard-Hitting Ghanaian Boxer Bastie Samir Defeats American Ade Shabazz

Hard –Hitting Bastie ‘Doobia’ Samir continued his stirring build up to a word title when he outpointed America’s Sijuola Ade Shabazz in a super middleweight contest at the Fantasy Springs Casino in California, US, at the weekend. Even though Samir had not fought competitively for nearly two years, the 30-year old Ghanaian was razor –sharp and aggressive throughout the six ...

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Ghana Fencing President Elected As Vive Of African Fencing Confederation

The President of the Ghana Fencing Association (GFA) Mohammed Mahadi has been elected as a Vice President of the African Confederation of Fencing (ACF) at its elective congress held in Dakar, Senegal on 11th September, 2016. Mahadi, who polled 16 votes, was one of five candidates to be voted onto the executive body of the African continental body. Four other ...

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Ethiopian Gov’t Rewards Olympic Gold Medalist Almaz Ayana With Brand New Car

The Ethiopian Government has fulfilled its promise to Olympic 10,000m world record holder Almaz Ayana by presenting her with a brand new 2016 Nissan Juke at a ceremony in Adis Ababa this week. The state also handed a an undisclosed amount of money as cash prize’ Almaz Ayana smashed the world record by over 14 seconds to win Olympic gold ...

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Arm Wrestling Inaugurated as 40th Sport in Ghana

The Ghana Arm Wrestling Federation has been inaugurated in Ghana and becomes the 40th sports federation in the West African country. The Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) together with the Ghana Mixed Marshall Arts Federation (GMMAF) were both instituted at a ceremony in Accra on Tuesday. Armwrestling, an Olympic sport that involves two participants, each places one arm on a surface ...

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Ghana Athletics Association Responds To ‘Inaccurate’ Claims about Martha Bissah

GHANA ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON GHANAIAN TIMES REPORT ON BISSAH We note with regret the inaccuracies in a recent article by the Ghanaian Times’ John Vigah concerning the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) and Martha Bissah. This rejoinder seeks to clarify issues misrepresented by Mr. Vigah and request for a retraction on specific false statements meant to discredit the integrity of ...

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Shoemaker Defy Odds To Emerge Overall Winner of Ashanti Regional Arm Wrestling Championship

A Kumasi-based shoemaker Yaw Danso defeated Nafiu Mohamed 2-1 to clinch the ultimate prize in the Kofikrom Armwrestling Competition,which stopped over in the Ashanti Region. Organised by the United Media Consult Ltd and supported by Kofikrom Pharmacy and Awards centre, the event attracted over 100 participants to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Yaw Danso swept past all competitors to win ...

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Beach Soccer AFCON 2016- Ghana Draw Hosts Nigeria, Egypt in Group of Death

The Black Sharks of Ghana have been drawn in group A for the second edition of the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Again. To have a realistic chance of advancing out of their group in Lagos, Ghana would have to overcome the giants of African Beach Soccer in December including hosts Nigeria, former champions Ivory Coast and the number one ranked ...

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2016 CAF Beach Soccer: Ghana Black Sharks To Know Opponents Today

Ghana’s Beach Soccer Team, the Black Sharks will find out their opponents for the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations on Saturday afternoon. The Confederation of African Football will conduct the draw at its Cairo headquarters on 24 September. The qualified teams are host nation Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco and Senegal. Ghana edged out Kenya ...

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Ghana Olympic Committee Fumes Over Daily Graphic Report of $750,000 Gov’t Expenditure On Rio 2016

The Ghana Olympic Committee has been irked by a report in the state-owned Graphic Sports, that indicates that Ghana government spent over $750,000 on Team Ghana’s Rio 2016 participation. The GOC describes the report false, malicious and one that seeks to cast the GOC in a bad light. In a statement released on Thursday, the GOC further called on the ...

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