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Richard Commey wins IBF World title after 2nd Rnd TKO win over Chaniev

Richard Commey made his second crack at the vacant IBF lightweight title count, claiming his first world title with a second round stoppage of Isa Chaniev. Richard Commey photo courtesy Mikey Williams/TopRank In what was his second shot at this same title after losing back in 2016 against Robert Easter Jnr, Commey started in very positive fashion, attacking the Russian …

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Akwasi Frimpong 31 spots up world men’s skeleton ranking after TEDx talk

men's Skeleton

“Three days after my first TEDx talk in the Netherlands I discovered I had moved up 31 places on the world men’s skeleton rankings according to the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) standings released in the last quarter of January 2019,” exclaimed an excited Akwasi Frimpong to TheAfricanDream.net in an interview. “31 places up, man this by far is …

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African athletes making their move in winter sports

Winter Sports

Jennifer Boateng from Ghana is breaking new grounds for athletes from the continent of Africa in winter sports. The EMT specialist and fitness instructor from Brooklyn, New York has been in Calgary this week training in monobob, a new bobsled event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Jennifer Boateng (left) with Akwasi Frimpong after training in Calgary, Canada. Photo/BSF-Ghana Ghana’s …

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Africa’s Star Skeleton Athletes join call for World Anti-Doping policy change

Africa Skeleton

African Stars of Pyeongchang 2018 Seun Adigun and Akwasi Frimpong endorse ‘The Alternative’ as World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board convenes for a critical meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. Nigerian and Dutch-Ghanaian stars of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics added their names on November 15, 2018 to the fast-rising athlete outpour calling for major changes at WADA. Nigerian Bobsled Captain Adigun …

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Mikey Garcia Gives Up IBF; IBF To Order Commey-Chaniev

Richard Commey

Now that Mikey Garcia is firmly committed to moving up two divisions to challenge Errol Spence Jr., he has relinquished another IBF title. This opens up an opportunity for Ghana’s Richard Commey to fight for new champion spot. Garcia gave up the IBF’s lightweight championship Tuesday and his handlers canceled a purse bid scheduled for noon for his mandatory defense …

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Vernon Darko new President of Bobsled and Skeleton Federation – Ghana

The Bobsled and Skeleton Federation – Ghana (BSF-Ghana) on Thursday, October 4, 2018, announced the selection of Dr. Vernon Darko as its new president. Dr. Darko brings his own athletic experience to the position, as well as more than two decades of experience in international business success, which he will plans to use to help grow the sport in the …

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Beach soccer continues to conquer stereotypes and barriers

Beach soccer

ALGHERO, September 30, 2018 – White amber grains arranged and styled in a wavy manner, the sand is the great protagonist. At a high speed, Beach soccer has shortened distances and pulverized stereotypes.  Beach Soccer has put ‘futbol bailado‘ on the bench while it colours summer and winter on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Now it is …

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Zach Lund named Ghana Bobsled/Skeleton Head Performance Director

Ghana Bobsled and Skeleton Federation

September 25, 2018 — The Bobsled and Skeleton Federation – Ghana is excited to announce that World Class Skeleton competitor Zach Lund has been named head performance director of Team Ghana. Zach previously coached the USA Skeleton Team and helped Team USA to win three Olympic medals in racing. “I have 20 years of experience being an athlete and a …

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Lydia Nsekera’s football governance inspire Uganda women sports leaders

Lydia Nsekera

KAMPALA, August 20, 2018 – Who is Lydia Nsekera? This was the question the women sports leaders in Uganda’s capital Kampala had ahead of an interactive session with the sports guru at the Uganda Olympics Committee (UOC) offices last Thursday evening. Nsekera, a long-time member of the International Olympic Committee and the FIFA Council, was thrilled to meet women sports …

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