Launch of Ghana Olympic Committee's preparations for the London 2012 Games
4/24/2012 1:30:13 AM -
Accra, April 23, GNA - The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Peter Jones, will host a 'launch' event at his Residence on 24 April to provide a platform for Ghana's Olympic Committee to set out its level of ambition for the London 2012 Games just coming shortly after the '100 days to go' milestone for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Attending the event will be a range of government institutions with a keen interest in the development of Ghana's domestic and international sport, led by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The event will also bring together a selection of current or potential sponsors of the Ghana Olympic team from the business sector and it will will feature some of the hopeful Olympians who are preparing for their chance to represent Ghana at the Games.
Peter Jones speaking ahead of the event, in a release copied to GNA Sports said 'the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is a rare opportunity for Ghanaian sportsmen and women to demonstrate on the largest international sporting stage their skills, competitiveness and determination. Ghana has a proud heritage of sporting achievement, and it is right that the level of ambition for the London Games is high, both in sports in which Ghana has been traditionally strong, such as boxing and athletics, and newer sports such as judo.'
Professor Francis Dodoo, President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, said 'we are determined that Ghanaian athletes will be credible competitors, and receive all the support that they need in the run-up to and during the Games. For many of our prospective Olympians, this is a rare opportunity.'
The London 2012 Olympic Games will run from 27th July until 12th August, followed by the Paralympic Games from 29th August until 9th September.