GOC sponsors Fencing and Beach Volleyball teams

FencingThe national Fencing and Beach volleyball female teams are the latest sporting disciplines to benefit from the Ghana Olympic Committee’s drive to assist teams qualify for Rio 2016.

The two teams are set to travel to Algeria and Nigeria respectively for African Continental Rio 2016 qualifiers this week.

This comes only days after the GOC Secretary General, Richard Akpokavie had insisted that the GOC was committed to assisting as many people to qualify for the Games after the Executive Board meeting of the GOC last Thursday.

The Olympic governing body has sponsored five major national teams to participate in Olympic qualifying events this year including the national taekwondo team, national table tennis team, national badminton team, national cycling team and the national boxing team.

In a related development, the beach volleyball men’s team are also due for a qualifier in Tunisia next month.  There are further plans to sponsor the national weightlifting and shooting teams respectively.

Three Ghanaian athletes- 100m sprinter Flings Owusu-Agyapong, 100m sprinter Sean Safo-Antwi and 800m runner Alex Amankwah-have so far qualified for the Games with a few more athletes expected to follow suit in due time.

Ghana was represented by nine sportsmen/women at the last Olympic Games held in London, in 2012.

Ghana is set to make its 14th appearance at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, from August 5 -21, 2016.