The Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia are going to be a major sports event this season. Of course, Ghana is keen on competing to the other 69 teams participating in the games.
To represent the country at its finest, the International Games Committee, comprising the Minister of Youth and Sports, Members of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Director General and the Head of participative Federation, has chosen 72 well-prepared athletes who will be send to Australia.
But the sportsmen and sportswomen must not fight alone for the reputation of their country. For their support 35 members of the technical team, 4 medical team members and 12 officials will join them on their quest to become the best of the Commonwealth.
The 72 men and women who will be competing in sports like boxing, swimming, athletics, hockey etc. have undergone a three phase training program designed by the International Games Committee to ensure that they will be on the peak of their personal fitness when they arrive at Gold Coast.
The training which is build in three consecutive steps, is currently in the final phase. After training in a local non-residential camp for one month they went on to prepare themselves in an residential local camp for another month. Today, the 12th of march, they're moving to the third and final phase of the preparation in which Team Ghana leaves to Gold Coast until the start of the Commonwealth Games. In the camp outside the borders of Ghana the athletes will prepare under real tournament conditions.
With this amount of preparation and the support of the whole Team Ghana, the International Games Committee feels confident that the athletes are going to perform to their satisfaction and win at least five medals, three more compared to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.
By Jannick Steinacker (Intern, Rainbow Radio)