LONDON SUMMER OLYMPICS 2012 AND WEST AFRICA

24 Jul


LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS AND AFRICA:

WRITTEN BY:Afromusion

The Opening Ceremonies for the London 2012 Summer Olympics will occur
on July 27,2012. The Summer Olympics allows countries to showcase
their best athletes in 36 sports. The typical sports many viewers are
used to seeing include track athletics, swimming, volleyball, tennis,
and gymnastics. Women’s Boxing is a new event which was added to the
London 2012 Olympic program. The continent of Africa is sending well
over 450 athletes to participate in the Summer 2012 Olympic Games,
with South Africa(133), Egypt(117), Morocco (72),and Nigeria(53)
sending the most athletes. West Africa is sending more than 150
athletes to the Olympics. Ghana, West Africa will only be sending 9
athletes to represent the country, but there are several Ghanaians in
foreign countries who will be participating in the Olympics as well.

Germany:
YASMIN KWADWO-TRACK

Great Britain:
ANITA ASANTE-SOCCER
ERIC BOATENG-BASKETBALL
NANA YAW POPS MENSAH -BONSU -BASKETBALL
RACHEL YANKEY-WOMEN’S SOCCER

In terms of West Africa, the following is a list of the West African
Countries, the number of athletes participating in the Summer 2012
Olympics, and the events they are participating in. Nigeria(53) and
Senegal (36) are sending the most athletes from West Africa:

BENIN=5; TRACK AND JUDO

BURKINA FASO=5; SWIMMING,TRACK,JUDO

CAPE VERDE = 3; TRACK,JUDO

IVORY COAST=10; SWIMMING,WRESTLING, TAEKWONDO,TRACK,JUDO,ARCHERY

GUINEA BISSAU = 4, TRACK AND WRESTLING

GUINEA = 4; TRACK,SWIMMING,JUDO

GAMBIA-2; TRACK

GHANA=9 ; WEIGHTLIFTING,TRACK,JUDO,
BOXING

LIBERIA: 4 ; TRACK AND JUDO

MALI= 6; TRACK, JUDO,TAE KWONDO,SWIMMING

MAURITANIA:=2; TRACK

NIGER =6; SWIMMING,ROWING, JUDO, TRACK,BOXING

NIGERIA=53; BASKETBALL, TRACK,TABLE
TENNIS,TAEKWONDO,WRESTLING,WEIGHTLIFTING, BOXING

SENEGAL=36; SOCCER,TRACK,JUDO,TAEKWONDO,FENCING,SWIMMING,CANOE SPRINT

SIERRA LEONE = 2, TRACK

TOGO=6; CANOE SLALOM, TRACK,TABLE TENNIS, JUDO

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