GAA chairman promises Olympic medals
He said as the GAA is determined to ensure that the athletes prepare elaborately for Athens, it would ensure that they participate in some regional competitions such as the West African Senior Championship in Dakar from April 23 to 26 and the All Africa Championships in DR Congo in July.
Mr Lutterodt said the National Championship has been tentatively fixed for May 4 and 5 in Kumasi and he hoped to have many top athletes to take part.
On the current European outdoor season, the chairman said he had been talking to the athletes not to participate in too many competitions so that they would not burn themselves out before the Olympics and so far the response has been very good.
He lamented the failure of the national television station to telecast the Olympics live and hoped the Athens Olympics would be a deviation from the past.
Mr Lutterodt believed the athletes would be more determined and better psyched up if they realised that their countrymen and women were watching them live.
"Countries like Nigeria, Senegal and Kenya watch their athletes live at the Olympics and Ghana must try to do that too," he said.