In 1952, George Acquaah appeared as one of seven athletes for the Gold Coast at the Summer Olympics in the Finnish capital Helsinki. In the seventh heat for the 100 metres race the 26-year-old was eliminated with a time of 11.1 seconds in fifth place. In the second heat of the 4×100 metres relay the Gold Coast team, with Acquaah as the second runner and with Gabriel Laryea, John Owusu and Augustus Lawson, earned a time of 42.1 seconds putting them in fourth place, which again led to an elimination.
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