GHANA TOKYO 2020 MEDIA LAUNCH

GHANA TOKYO 2020 MEDIA LAUNCH

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CHEF DE MISSION PAUL ATCHOE’S SPEECH ON MARCH 2, 2018  @ THE ACCRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER

THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS ISAAC ASIAMAH

HIS EXCELLENCY THE AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN

THE GHANA OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (GOC) PRESIDENT MR. NUNOO MENSAH

THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS AUTHORITY HONORABLE ROBERT SAFO MENSAH

CEOs AND MANAGING DIRECTORS OF ORGANIZATION PROSPECTIVE SPONSORS

INVITED GUESTS

THE MEDIA THE MOST IMPORTANT HERE IN THIS VENTURE

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

A GHANAIAN BOXER MR. EDDIE BLAY WON A BRONZE MEDAL DURING THE 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO, JAPAN.  GOING BACK TO TOKYO IN 2020 FIFTY SIX YEARS DOWN THE LINE WHERE MR.  EDDIE BLAY WON THE BRONZE MEDAL FOR OUR DEAR NATION; OUR AIM AMONG OTHERS IS TO TRANSFORM THAT HISTORIC PERFORMANCE INTO A STEPPING STONE AND GO FOR THE ULTIMATE WHICH IS GOING TO BE OUR FIRST GOLD MEDAL AS FAR AS OUR PARTICIPATION IN OLYMPIC GAMES IS CONCERNED.

TO ACHIEVE THIS WE HAVE FOUND IT NECESSARY TO START OUR PREPARATIONS EARLY ENOUGH TO ENABLE US BUILD CHAMPIONS FROM GHANA WHO WILL LIVE UP TO OUR EXPECTATIONS ASPIRATIONS AND DREAMS.

IN THE LIGHT OF THIS WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE A STRATEGIC WORKING TEAM WHICH WILL PLAN AND PUT TOGETHER ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO ACHIEVE OUR LAID DOWN GOALS.

  1. JUST AFTER THIS PROGRAM A THIRTEEN WEEKS EDUCATIONAL TV PACKAGE HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE TO PROPAGATE AND PROMOTE OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES. THIS WILL HELP BUILD THE CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF OUR ATHLETES, ENCOURAGE THEM TO AIM AT THE GOLD AND ALSO STRENGTHEN OUR SPONSORSHIP DRIVE.
  2. MUSICAL SHOWS, FOOTBALL MATCHES, FLOATS AND COUNT DOWN ACTIVATIONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AS OTHER MEANS OF RAISING FUNDS OUTSIDE THE TRADITIONAL APPEALS TO CO-OPERATE GHANA. THIS IS TARGETED TO BRING GOOD RETURNS ON INVESTMENT FOR CO-OPERATE ENTITIES AND BEYOND. THIS WILL ALSO GIVE US ADEQUATE FUNDS TO QUALIFY A LOT OF OUR ATHLETES AND PREPARE THEM WELL TO ENHANCE OUR CHANCES OF GETTING MORE GOLD MEDALS.
  3. WE WILL EMPOWER FEDERATIONS THROUGH THEIR LEADERSHIP TO RECOMMEND NEW WAYS BY WHICH WE COULD PERMANENTLY RESOLVE OUR QUALIFICATION ISSUES. THIS WILL IMPROVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ATHLETES AND TECHNICAL DIRECTORS WHICH WILL GO A LONG WAY TO BOOST THEIR CONFIDENCE LEVELS AND OUR IMAGE FOR SPONSORSHIP DURING QUALIFICATIONS.
  4. PACKAGES HAVE ALSO BEEN PUT IN PLACE TO MOTIVATE OUR CHAMPIONS DURING THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES.

AS WE GO ALONG, TWO DAYS AGO THE MASCOTS FOR THE 2020 PARALYMPIC AND OLYMPIC GAMES WERE UNVEILED IN TOKYO TO CREATE AWARENESS FOR THE GAMES. THIS BUTTRESSES THE FACT THAT WE ARE IN SYNCH WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GAMES.

I WISH TO CONGRATULATE THE MEDIA FOR THE SUPPORT THEY HAVE GIVEN TEAM GHANA AT VARIOUS LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. TOKYO 2020 WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN MEDIA TO ENHANCE YOUR WORK. I URGE YOU ALL TO PARTNER US IN OUR QUEST FOR OUR FIRST GOLD MEDAL.

IN VIEW OF THE FOREGOING, I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE THEME FOR OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES AS:

TOKYO 2020, GHANA CHAMPIONS FOR GOLD.

THANK YOU

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