Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Ghana confirms participation in Commonwealth Games

Ghana will participate in six disciplines at the Commonwealth Games slated for October 4-13 in India. After a delay of more than a week in confirming participation, the sports association of Ghana informed Commonwealth Games organizing Committee regarding their plans for the games.

The 19th edition of the quadrennial games will see Ghanaian athletes vying for honours in Athletics, Paralympics, Weightlifting, Table Tennis, Badminton and Boxing.

Francis Adjetey Sowah, Chairman of the Association for Sports of the Disabled (ASFOD) told a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday that Ghana will compete in those disciplines.

He said the various teams have been preparing feverishly for the 10-day event to be staged in Delhi, India and was confident that they would make an impact.

In all, athletes will compete in 260 events in 17 disciplines at the Games.

The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event which features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations.


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