ACCRA Cheap Air Max TN Australia , July 10 (Xinhua) -- Ghana has stepped up preparations ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games scheduled for Glasgow, Scotland, from July 23 to August 3.
Team Ghana is bracing itself for a good showing at this year's event where some of the world's elite athletes, sportsmen and women will compete for honors, with just two weeks to the competition.
The Ghanaian athletes have stepped up their preparations at their pre-Games base in the Scottish City of Ayr.
The pre-Games training stint in Ayr has afforded the team a great opportunity to fine-tune their preparations before moving to the Games Village at Hampden Park on July 23rd, according to a release by the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) copied to Xinhua on Thursday.
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Ghana has traditionally done well at the Commonwealth Games, winning a total of 55 medals since its maiden appearance in the 1954 Games.
It won four medals in the 2010 edition of the competition.
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"The athletes are very happy because they are being catered for by a Ghanaian chef, providing Ghanaian dishes and are also very happy with the world class training facilities at their disposal," Essilfie said.
Through its collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the GOC has ensured that the over 90 Ghanaian athletes and their trainers have the best environment to train for the Games.
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File photo of homosexuals in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei province.
Beijing (AFP) - A Beijing court on Thursday heard a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse's uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle.
"Homosexuality doesn't need to be cured!" chanted supporters. "Haidian Court, oppose conversion therapy!"
Homosexuality was de-classified as a mental disorder in China in 2001 but widespread intolerance toward gays and lesbians remains Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes , and activists hailed the unprecedented case as a significant step forward.
The plaintiff, who is gay and has given his name only as Xiao Zhen, says the Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic in Chongqing traumatised him when he was electro-shocked after being told to have sexual thoughts involving men.
He is also taking action against China's top Internet search engine, Baidu, for running advertisements by the facility.
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