By James K. Attaglo Wilson
President of the Ghana Olympic Committee [GOC] Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah has announced Ghana’s guide ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Speaking to the media in Accra on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at a special ceremony marking exactly a year to the start of the Games, Mr. Nunoo Mensah said team Ghana is likely to begin camping in abroad to help shape them properly.
“We may not do the camping that team Ghana normally does,” he said.
“For instance, if we can get countries who are very good at a particular sporting discipline we could send our athletes there to camp and then maybe come back to camp here for two or three weeks ahead of the games in Australia,” the GOC President explained.
In view of this, Mr. Nunoo Mensah reckons that his outfit needs to initiate a sponsorship drive in other to execute this plan.
He also lauded the Minister of Youth & Sports – Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah for the role he played in coercing the government to double the sports budget for the year 2017.
Meanwhile, according to the Minister of Youth & Sports [Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah] who came to grace the function, Ghana is going to compete for honors in the upcoming Games with about 50 athletes in all.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be hosted in Queensland [Australia] from April 04-15 but athletics will take off from April 08.
Australia leads the chart on the total number of times a country has hosted the Games with 5 [1938, 1962, 1982, 2006, and 2018].
The Commonwealth Games otherwise known as the British Empire Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
The foremost aim of the competition is to bring together the members of the British Empire.