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Thursday, March 12, 2009

The ski-ing Ghanaian

Still in the vein of looking for good news, it was heart warming to hear this morning about the Ghanaian ski team: a Milton Keynes trained 34 year old known as the Snow Leopard.

Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong has just qualified for the winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010 in the giant slalom. It will be the first time Ghana has ever been represented in the winter Olympics.

Remarkably, Kwame, was born in Glasgow, only took up skiing six years ago, and for the first two years, only skiied indoors at Milton Keynes. He has competed at the highest level.

Kwame recently completed his Masters in Travel & Tourism Management in the UK. You can read more about him here. I'm looking forward to seeing him in action in Vancouver.

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