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"FROM GHANA TO GOLD COAST FOR GOLD"- Ghana set for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Australia will be hosting the Commonwealth Games  for the 5th time.  70 Commonwealth nations and territories will be represented by more than 6,600 athletes at the 21st edition of the games.  Honours will be sought for in 18 sports and 7 para-sports.  

The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every 4 years. Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales are the only teams to have attended every Commonwealth Games.  

For the 16th time,  Ghana will be competing at the Commonwealth Games.  The games scheduled to take place between April 4 and April 15,2018 will offer Team Ghana the opportunity to improve on the 2 medals won at the 2014 edition of the games.

Razak Abugri,  Bronze medalist,  Juodoka,
Glasgow, 2014
Sean Safo Antwi(in yellow) Will be competing
for Ghana in 100m and 4*100m

72 athletes accompanied by 22 coaches, 7 medics and 12 officials are expected in Gold Coast,  Queensland,  Australia before 16th March,  2018 to begin a pre-games camp.  

Team Ghana
Ghana has won a total of 57 medals in the history of the Commonwealth Games and will seek to increase their medal haul. 15 gold,  18 silver and 24 bronze medals.  

Rituals and symbols such as the Commonwealth Games flag and the Queen's baton relay will grace the games. The baton relay which begun on Monday,  13th March,  2017 from the Buckingham Palace will end at Gold Coast having covered over 230,000 km in 388 days.  

The Queen hands over the baton
Meanwhile,  Ghana's female musician, Wiyaala will perform with all female international group GRRRL at the Closing Ceremony of the games at the Carrara Stadium. 

All the best to Team Ghana in their quest for gold.  
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