IOC to ban Ghana?

With Kofi O. Aduonum

Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, president boss

Ghana’s failure to adhere to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suggestions to solve the GOC impasse by writing to the IOC has angered them.

And indications are that the IOC has cautioned that it will report Ghana to the international body at the next Executive Board Meeting for appropriate measures next week.

A letter signed by Pere Miro, NOC Relations Director and copied to the IOC boss, Jacques Rogge, stated “Following our meeting with you on 8th November 2010, at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, we wish to inform you that we have not received the letter we were expecting from your relevant authorities with respect in particular to the progress in the revision of the sports legislation in Ghana, as per our previous exchanges.”

The letter added: “Consequently, we regrettably confirm that this situation will be reported to the next IOC Executive Board meeting which will take place on   January 12 to 13, 2011, for appropriate measures and decision, vis-à-vis the Ghana Olympic Committee, in accordance with the Olympic Charter.

Please accept the assurances of our highest consideration.”
Ghana incurred the displeasure of the IOC following a power struggle that resulted in the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) last abortive elections in Accra that led to emergence of two factions- the B.T. Baba (recognized by IOC) and the Professor Dodoo group (recognized by government)

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