Friday, February 12, 2010

African Officialdom

I almost fell off my chair when, watching the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, I saw Ghana's lone participant stride in. What's Ghana doing at the Winter Olympics? Does it snow in Tamale?

Off the topic: I know from experience that African teams often send more officials than athletes to these sporting get-togethers. If, for example, Germany has 90 athletes at a sporting event, she probably will have 15 officials traveling with the team. For African countries it's the other way around; A country like Ghana (or Zimbabwe) can send one athlete and 30 officials/hangers-on to travel with that sole athlete.

Pause for thought
James Chikonamombe

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