CWG 2022: Welcome Ceremony Held For Team Ghana and Other Nations in Birmingham

CWG 2022: Welcome Ceremony Held For Team Ghana and Other Nations in Birmingham

A colourful welcome ceremony has been held under the auspices of the Mayor of the University of Birmingham David Moorcroft for participants of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Present were athletes and officials from Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.

Mr. Fred Acheampong, Chef De Mission (CDM) for Team Ghana commended the Mayor and people of Birmingham for their warm reception.

He said sports is good as it unites people from different places and prayed for a successful Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Mayor of the University of Birmingham David Moorcroft said competing is very important, and the visitors will take back home many memories from the Games.

A flag hoisting ceremony was held which the people appreciated and the CDM of Team Ghana presented some souvenirs to the Mayor.

Ghana is taking part in 13 disciplines and is represented by 126 athletes and officials.

The contingent of Federation heads will leave Accra from Birmingham on Tuesday 26th July for the Games which gets underway on 28th July 2022.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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