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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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Ghana-Born Canadian MLS Winger Alphonso Davies in record Bayern Munich signing

Alphonso Davies

(Reuters) – German champions Bayern Munich have signed [Ghanaian-Canadian] teenage winger Alphonso Davies from Major League Soccer (MLS) side Vancouver Whitecaps in a record deal for a transfer from the North American top-flight. The Whitecaps said the transfer fee and add-ons for the 17-year-old Canadian could total more than $22 million, the most received by an MLS club. Davies, who …

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Ethiopia aims for revival at the African Athletics Championships in Asaba

African Athletics Championships

ADDIS ABABA, July 24, 2018 – Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) is targeting a much-improved result at the 21st African Athletics Championship in Asaba. Ethiopians are disappointed at the previous championships in Durban, South Africa. EAF Technical Director, Dube Jillo, told AIPS that, he firmly believes that Ethiopia will compete at the highest level for the ranks among Africa’s best talents …

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Denmark’s below-1-minute Russia 2018 score not fastest ever FIFA World Cup goal

Russia 2018

MOSCOW (Associated Press) – Mathias Jorgensen’s goal just under a minute into Sunday’s July 1, 2018, knockout-round game against Croatia was Denmark’s fastest ever FIFA World Cup goal ever, but not the fastest in tournament history, or even among the top 10. The match entered rarer territory moments later when Mario Mandzukic evened things for Croatia, just the third time the …

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