Ghana Athletics extends New Year greetings to all our athletes across the world. We pray that 2016 has dawned with unparalleled blessings for your families and you. We wish you the very best of health, happiness, and academic, professional and sporting success.
You have made us proud over the past years and we take this opportunity to salute you! On behalf of all track and field loving Ghanaians, we say a big THANK YOU, and encourage you to continue the good work into and beyond 2016. You have stuck together through some very challenging times, and that unity and commitment to Ghana and to each other will see things come together this year.
Because of your hard work, Ghana Athletics was voted Federation of the Year (2015) at the Sports Excellence Awards last month. Congratulations are due you all and we look forward to bigger and better things this Olympic year.
We released the 2016 team selection policy document a few days ago and pray that you will all pay attention, not just to the selection standards but also to the other criteria regarding discipline, injury, etc. Last year, we had a couple of unfortunate disciplinary issues—including one of an injury that was hidden from the federation. We look forward to the imminent season with excitement, particularly in terms of the June African Championships in Durban, South Africa and, of course, the August Rio Olympic Games. You all understand the significance of the Olympic Games to the development of your respective careers and I pray that is sufficient motivation for you as you prepare. Ghana looks up to you!
Finally, each and every one of you should endeavor to retain the identity of a clean athlete. Ghana deserves no less than that. God bless you all and God bless Ghana!
Rio, here comes Ghana Athletics!