Purchase of Electronic Timing System
In response to a request from the government to pre-finance the purchase of an Electronic Timing System ahead of the ECOWAS Games (16th to 22nd June, 2012), the GOC purchased the country's first ever international championship level timing and measuring system.
The GOC’s decision to pre-finance the purchase of the country's first electronic timing system, with the concurrence of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, came ahead of the country’s hosting of the sub regional ECOWAS Games in Accra.
The equipment consists of four electronic display boards for running and field events, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) compliant wireless/wired race start and false start detecting systems, three ultrasonic wind gauges for running events and horizontal jumps, six net-book computers for field and running event terminals and one laser distance measurement device for throwing events.
The acquisition also puts Ghana in a good position to host international events at regional and continental levels. Hitherto, the nation had relied heavily on hand-times to keep track of the nation’s athletics performances.
The new system greatly aided the organisers to successful stage the ECOWAS Games track and field competition at the El Wak Stadium between 16th June to 22nd June, 2012.