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08.11.2002 Sports News

GOC on talent hunt exercise

By gna
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The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) is embarking on a talent hunt initiative in schools and colleges to unearth potential materials for sprints and relays events.

The first phase of the exercise has already been completed for the northern sector of the country including Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions.

The second phase of the exercise will be held at the Accra Sports Stadium for the Southern sector on Friday November 8 for the Greater Accra, Volta, Western, Eastern and Central Regions.

Mr. Albert Tettey, General Secretary of the GOC, said the event is to discover young athletes and sustain their interest in sprint events through motivation.

Mr. Tettey said, cash prizes would be given to deserving students after the competitions to help them pay their school fees, medical bills as well as provide them with kits to enhance their training..

He said the programme would be held once in every term adding that the GOC hopes to sustain the interest of schools in the event.

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