Sports

Olympian Akwasi Frimpong’s story in Oxford University Press textbook

Oxford University Press

Frimpong will appear in the Headway Upper Intermediate Student’s Book, a textbook aimed to teach English Language and Speaking, as the focus of one of the book’s exercises. Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana’s first Skeleton Olympian, is writing a new chapter in his mission to be the Hope of a Billion. “Headway always strives to provide interesting and authentic texts, using thought-provoking …

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SAL 2019 Beach Games: Exciting times ahead for Ghana Sports Tourism

The Chef de Mission of Team Ghana for the maiden Beach Games in Cape Verde believes the upcoming SAL 2019 Beach Games spectacle would offer Ghana a pathway to create and ignite a future sports tourism industry. SAL 2019 which is some 3 months away would be the first of its kind anywhere in the world and Africa is the …

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Could limited-finance impede Africa’s first Winter Olympics medal hopeful?

Skeleton Olympian of Ghana Akwasi Frimpong moved up 32 places this season in the world rankings jumping from 99th to 67th place in 2019 to qualify for the World Championships in Canada, though he has decided to focus on becoming Africa’s first Winter Olympics medalist in Beijing 2022 with his ‘Hope of a Billion’ project. His choice to focus on …

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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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