Sports Federations call for GOC congress

President of GOC Prof Francis Dodoo

Over 22 heads of sports federations in the country have called on the leadership of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), led by Prof Francis Dodoo, to immediately start the process towards an electoral congress slated for November 5 this year.

According to the presidents of the federations, the move is to ensure that the Ghana Olympic cycle is synchronised with that of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as the other National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world.

This was contained in a letter signed by the respective heads, including presidents of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Peter Zwennes, Ghana Weightlifting Federation, Ben Nunoo Mensah, Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Frederick Lartey Otu, Ghana Rugby Federation, Herbert Mensah, Ghana Golf Association, Willie Aggrey and the vice president of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie.

The federations said the move was in line with “Our resolution of November 2, 2013 which was passed to extend your term of office for a further period of 11 months to ensure the Ghana Olympic cycle conforms to international best practice.”

They added that “the resolution is also to synchronize the Ghana Olympic cycle with that of the IOC and other NOCs all over the world to ensure that the team which carried on or takes over will have a full four years to plan and prepare for the next Olympics slated for Tokyo, Japan, in 2020”.

Source:Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Tony Bebli

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