Ghana To train Free In Japan Ahead of 2020 Olympics.


The Ghanaian Contingent is to travel To Inawashiro Town to use the town training facilities free prior to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Ghana 🇬🇭 Olympic Committee boss Nunoo-Mensah confirmed this on a visit to Inawashiro Town while attending the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) meeting in Japan.
He also signed the MoU  with the Mayor of the city Mayor Zenga which would allow Ghana exclusively to train in the facilities at the Inawashiro Town General Gymnasium for free in the run up to Tokyo 2020. 
The facilities include ten badminton courts, two basketball courts, three volleyball courts, fifty table tennis tables, two judo areas, a boxing ring, an athletics oval and other facilities for swimming, weight lifting and other disciplines.
An interpreter, transportation bus, medical facilities and free accommodation for at least 30 athletes will also be provided, which should be more than adequate as Ghana sent only 16 athletes in five sports to the last Summer Olympics at Rio 2016. 
There have been cultural exchanges between Ghana and Inawashiro Town, in the centre of Fukushima prefecture, since 1993, when former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings first visited the area.
Ghana made its debut in the Olympic Games under their colonial name Gold Coast at Helsinki Finland In 1952.
They first appeared as Ghana at Rome 1960 where boxer Clement Quartey won a light welterweight silver medal.
There were bronze medals for two other boxers, Eddie Blay at Tokyo 1964, also in the light welterweight division, and Prince Amartey as a middleweight at Munich 1972.
A men’s football bronze was the last Olympic medal won by Ghana at Barcelona 1992.


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