Ghana At The Olympics

Ghana first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952, when it was known by the colonial name of Gold Coast. The nation has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since then, missing the 1956 Games, boycotting the 1976 Games in protest of the participation of New Zealand (who still had sporting links with apartheid South Africa), and joining the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Ghana participated in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in Vancouver in 2010.

Ghanaian athletes have won a total of four Olympics medals, three in boxing, and a bronze medal by the under-23 Ghana national football team in 1992.

The National Olympic Committee for Ghana was created in 1952 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee that same year.

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Richard Kingson - International Career
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Manfo Kwaku Asiedu
... He was raised in Ghana and educated to the equivalent of A-level standard ... He entered Britain on a flight from Ghana in late 2003 ... for 33 years and the judge also recommended that Asiedu be deported back to Ghana upon release ...

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    While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man’s humanity to man.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)