The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) was established by the Olympic Charter in 1951 and is an incorporated non-profit making organisation registered in Ghana by the Registrar of Companies under the Companies Code 1963, Act 179, Company Registration Numbered G100.
The highest decision making authority of the GOC is the General Assembly, which convenes as a Congress every year, and elects a governing Board quadrennially, normally at the Congress that takes place after the Summer Olympic Games.
The day-to-day administration of the GOC is delegated by the Board to other President and the members of the Executive Committee. The GOC is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the National Olympic Committee of Ghana, and by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as the Commonwealth Games Association (CGA).
The mission of the Ghana Olympic Committee is to develop and protect the Olympic Movement in Ghana, and to promote the ideals of the Commonwealth Games in accordance with the Olympic Charter and the Constitution of the CGF. To fulfill this mandate, the GOC cooperates with both governmental and non-governmental bodies. The GOC propagates the aims and ideas of the Olympic Movement and seeks to use sports to improve the quality of the life of the people of Ghana.
The GOC uses the facilities of the Olympic Solidarity Movement to award scholarships to Ghanaian sports men and women; provide financial support to selected associations; and provide courses to sports coaches and administrators. The GOC also seeks to organise fundraising activities to augment the support from Olympic Solidarity.