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The Republic of Ghana, formerly the Gold Coast, became a member of the Commonwealth in 1957. This West African nation lies on the Gulf of Guinea and is surrounded by the Ivory Coast, Burkino Faso and Togo.

Ghana have been a regular force in the Commonwealth Games since 1954 missing only the 1986 Games in Edinburgh. Only their debut Games and the 1982 event in Brisbane failed to deliver medals with Jamaica in 1966 providing the stage for their biggest haul of gold, five. At the 2006 Games in Melbourne Ghana took home 2 gold medals with the Games in Delhi in 2010 yielding one silver and two bronze medals. 

The Ghana Olympic Committee was formed and recognised in 1952 and is responsible for organising their participation at the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.

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Capital - Accra
Population - 23,351,000
Time Zone - GMT +00:00
Language - English, Akan, Mole-Dagbani, Ewe, Ga-Adangbe
Currency - New Cedi (C)

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  • Don Quarrie And George Daniels - Men's 100m - Christchurch 1974

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19 VIDEOS

  • Women's 100m Semi Finals - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Wonderful Win for England - Women's 4x400m Relay - Christchurch 1974

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  • Joshua Owusu Land Gold for Ghana - Men's Triple Jump - Christchurch 1974

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  • Heat 2 - Women's 100m Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 3 - Men's 200m Quarter Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 2 - Men's 200m Quarter Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Men's 100m Semi Finals - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Men's 4x100m Relay Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Standing Ovation for Raelene Boyle - Women's 100m Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Women's 4x100m Relay Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Quarrie cons again - Men's 200m Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Quarrie Steals Gold - Men's 100m Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1970

    Duration: 00:03:06

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  • Gold to Australia - Men's 4x100m Relay - Christchurch 1974

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  • Highlights of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games - Kingston, Jamaica 1966.

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  • Mark Rowe comes out Fighting for England - Men's 71kg - Kingston 1966

    Duration: 00:04:16

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  • Stanley Allotey Takes Gold for Ghana - Men's 220yds - Kingston 1966

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  • Close Final - Men's 100yds - Kingston, Jamaica 1966

    Duration: 00:00:20

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  • Splendid running in the Men's 4x110 yard Relay Final - Kingston 1966

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  • Dorothy Hyman Wins Gold - Women's 100yds - Perth, Australia 1962

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Ghana
  

Ghana Olympic Committee

 

 

PO Box M439
Ministries Branch
Accra
Ghana
Tel: + (233) 277 600 914
Fax: + (233)

President Francis Dodoo
Secretary Richard Akpokavie

duf2@psu.edu