Games Cyclist Takes Part In Fund Raising Event

A Commonwealth Games cyclist has taken part in one of the UK’s biggest cycling events. Last year, Jedidah Amoako-Ackah, 24, hit the headlines when he became the first Ghanaian to compete in track cycling at the Games in Glasgow. Along with 38 other riders he cycled 100 miles in the Ride London event on behalf of international development charity, Send…

Designer Creates Commonwealth Games History

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was undoubtably a highlight of the summer sporting calendar capturing the imagination of a city in Glasgow and indeed across the entire Commonwealth. Amongst all of the incredible sporting talent and stories on show their was a rather unique story taking place in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah (Jeddie) became the first Ghanaian track…

CNN: Commonwealth Games History

By Gary Morley and Olivia Yasukawa, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah is Ghana’s first international track cyclist The 23-year-old competed at Commonwealth Games in sprint events. He trained for just 10 months in his adopted home city of Glasgow. Amoako-Ackah dreams of building a national cycling center in Ghana.     (CNN) — “We face neither East nor West, we face forward.” Those words were…

To Live Is To Risk

We are often bombarded with ideas and suggestions of what we ought or should do with our lives, whether it be to pursue a career, start a business, invent, venture to distant lands or quit the 9-5 job we loathe, in order to ‘follow our dreams’. We all have those moments when we question the path we’re on, in fact…

Support Ghana’s First Track Cyclist

The Commonwealth games are generally seen as a festival of sports and culture, with the athletes being exemplified as the personification of competitiveness and resilience. While most share these characteristics, Ghana’s first track cyclist possesses a unique characteristic; through various circumstances, his resolve to participate in this years games and desire to positively contribute to his native country, through charitable projects  and the development of…

Be Water, My Friend.

One of my favorite quotes is by the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, who said; “Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water…be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle;…

From Glasgow to Ghana

In the summer of 2013, I went to Ghana for 7 weeks and volunteered part of this time at St. Thomas Senior High School in Asamankese, a town situated in the eastern region of Ghana. I  had the opportunity to teach  Physical Education to  2nd year students and visit relatives I hadn’t seen for 18 years . The trip was…