GOC assists Ghana’s cycling team to Rio 2016

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has sponsored the national cycling team to participate in an African Continental Rio 2016 Qualifier in Morocco.


The contingent includes Anthony Boakye, Frank Akuffo, Clement Kusi and Abdul Razak Umar, left Accra on Friday morning for the trip.


A statement from the GOC said, they are going beyond their core mandate of leading Team Ghana to the Olympic Games after National Sports Federations and the National Sports Authority (NSA) have prepared and supported the national teams to qualify for the Games.

The Ghana Cycling Federation (GCA), is the fourth national sports federation to benefit from the GOC’s drive to assist prospective Ghanaian sportsmen/women to qualify for the quadrennial games.

The GOC has already sponsored the national taekwondo, table tennis and badminton teams to participate in the African Rio 2016 Continental qualifiers.

The statement said, the GOC is willing to assist Ghanaian sportsmen and women who have the best chance of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and has stepped up its efforts in supporting Ghana’s national teams by paying air fares, accommodations fees, among others.

Presently, only one Ghanaian athlete, 800m runner Alex Amankwah, has qualified to participate in the Games and the qualification window for most disciplines closes between May and June, 2016.


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