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GOC secures trainer for Carlos Maeder

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Accra, Feb 11, GNA -The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has secured a trainer to assist Ghana’s sole athlete for the ongoing Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China.


The Cape Coast born athlete could not travel with his coach, Marc Gehrig, after he tested positive for the COVID-19.

Carlos competes on Sunday, February 13, and would now breathe a sigh of relief as he gets a trainer to help ahead of his competition in the Mena Gant Slalom event in Alpine Skiing this weekend at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Center.

A statement from the Communications Department of the GOC said Mr Mohammed Sahnoon, Secretary General of the GOC who also doubles as the Chef de Mission (CDM) had been able to get the athlete a trainer.  “We have negotiated for a substitute physio as an immediate replacement to assist the athlete ahead of his first event at the weekend,” the statement said.

Ghana’s Flag bearer, Carlos Maeder, would have trainer, Timothy

Allardyce, with him before he competes in the Men’s Giant Slalom event to open his Winter Games participation on Sunday, February 13.

Maeder initially trained with assistance of the IOC technical team as the GOC engaged and concluded arrangements with Beijing 2022 as a matter of urgency in securing accreditation for the physio.

“We are doing everything possible to ensure the athlete has a successful participation at these Games.”

Ghana’s Chef de Maison added that there was no cause for alarm as all the necessary processes and protocols are being followed.


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