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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has denied Ghana funds for the establishment of an Athletes Commission (AC). Ghana was denied $10000 in funding for the creation of an athletes commission.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded $10,000 to 70 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that asked for cash to assist them to form the Commission, but Ghana did not apply because it does not have one.

The money came from the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity NOC Athlete Commission activity award, and it was intended to help NOCs that didn’t have one set up.

All NOCs under the Olympic Charter are encouraged to set up an Athletes Commission to “strengthen athlete representation” across the Olympic Movement.

The Athletes Commission has been utilized in certain NOCs to educate athletes on anti-doping, safe sport, athlete mental health, and other essential topics and needs.

According to the IOC, “This grant is a result of a recommendation from the International Athletes’ Forum held in 2019, set to further strengthen the athlete voice in the Olympic Movement, which was accepted and implemented by the IOC.”

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Source: GNA

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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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