Ghana at the Olympics

Ghana at the
Olympics
Flag of Ghana.svg
IOC codeGHA
NOCGhana Olympic Committee
Medals
Ranked 125th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
5
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Ghana first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952, when it was known by the colonial name of Gold Coast. The nation has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since then, missing the 1956 Games, boycotting the 1976 Games in protest of the participation of New Zealand (who still had sporting links with apartheid South Africa), and joining the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Ghana participated in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in Vancouver in 2010.[1]

Ghanaian athletes have won a total of five Olympics medals, four (three bronze and one silver) in boxing, and a bronze medal by the under-23 Ghana national football team in 1992.

The National Olympic Committee for Ghana was created in 1951 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee the upcoming year.

Medal tables

Medals by sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Boxing0134
Football0011
Totals (2 entries)0145

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Clement Quartey Italy 1960 Rome Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Bronze Eddie Blay Japan 1964 Tokyo Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Bronze Prince Amartey West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze Spain 1992 Barcelona Football pictogram.svg Football Men's competition
 Bronze Samuel Takyi Japan 2020 Tokyo Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ghana's 'Snow Leopard' qualifies to ski in 2010 Winter Olympics". CBC News. Toronto, Canada. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2015.

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