Ghana at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Ghana at the Olympic Games

Flag of Ghana
IOC code  GHA
NOC Ghana Olympic Committee
At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

*As the Gold Coast

Winter Games
  • 2010
  • 2014

Ghana made their Winter Olympic Games debut at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Ghana sent one athlete, Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, to compete in one discipline, alpine skiing. Nkrumah-Acheampong, also known as the "Snow Leopard", was born in Scotland and raised in Ghana. He moved to England in 2000. In 2009, he managed to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics, scoring 137.5 International Ski Federation points, within the qualifying range of 120-140 points.[1]

Nkrumah-Acheampong has not received funding from the Ghanaian Olympic Committee.[2] Instead, the spots on his leopard spotted ski race suit used in the Olympics are sponsored by individual fans, who in turn get their names converted into a spot on the suit. The suit will be auctioned after the Olympic Games to help support Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong and the development of skiing in Ghana.[3]

Nkrumah-Acheampong competed in the men's slalom on February 27, 2010. He finished 47th overall.[4]

The Ghanaian Olympic team entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong Men's slalom 1:09.08 53 1:13.52 48 2:22.60 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Base Camp Sponsored Ghanaian skier Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong has qualified for 2010 Olympics". 0-21 Snowboarding. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Canadians adopt the Snow Leopard, The Province, February 18, 2010
  3. ^ Kwame's Army, Ghana Ski Team Official Website
  4. ^ Men's Slalom - Run 2, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games official website

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