Ghana at the Olympics

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Ghana at the
Olympics
Flag of Ghana.svg
IOC code GHA
NOC Ghana Olympic Committee
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 1 3 4
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Ghana first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952, when it was known by the colonial name of Gold Coast. The nation has sent athletes to compete in most Summer Olympic Games since then, missing the 1956 Games, boycotting the 1976 Games in protest of the participation of New Zealand (who still had sporting links with apartheid South Africa), and joining the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Ghana participated in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in Vancouver in 2010.[1]

Ghanaian athletes have won a total of four Olympics medals, three (two bronze and one silver) in boxing, and a bronze medal by the under-23 Ghana national football team in 1992.

The National Olympic Committee for Ghana was created in 1951 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee the upcoming year.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Finland 1952 Helsinki 7 0 0 0 0
Australia 1956 Melbourne did not participate
Italy 1960 Rome 15 0 1 0 1 32
Japan 1964 Tokyo 42 0 0 1 1 35
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 31 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich 35 0 0 1 1 43
Canada 1976 Montreal did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
United States 1984 Los Angeles 23 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1988 Seoul 18 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 37 0 0 1 1 54
United States 1996 Atlanta 35 0 0 0 0
Australia 2000 Sydney 22 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 29 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 9 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 9 0 0 0 0
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 14 0 0 0 0
Japan 2020 Tokyo future event
Total 0 1 3 4 112

Medals by Winter Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Canada 2010 Vancouver 1 0 0 0 0
Russia 2014 Sochi did not participate
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 0 1 2 3
Football 0 0 1 1
Total 0 1 3 4

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Clement Quartey Italy 1960 Rome Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Bronze Eddie Blay Japan 1964 Tokyo Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Bronze Prince Amartey West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze Spain 1992 Barcelona Football pictogram.svg Football Men's competition

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghana's 'Snow Leopard' qualifies to ski in 2010 Winter Olympics". CBC News. Toronto, Canada. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

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