The Republic of Ghana, formerly the Gold Coast, became a member of the Commonwealth in 1957. This West African nation lies on the Gulf of Guinea and is surrounded by the Ivory Coast, Burkino Faso and Togo.
Ghana have been a regular force in the Commonwealth Games since 1954 missing only the 1986 Games in Edinburgh. Only their debut Games and the 1982 event in Brisbane failed to deliver medals with Jamaica in 1966 providing the stage for their biggest haul of gold, five. At the 2014 Games in Glasgow they took home two bronze medals, for Judo and Boxing.
The Ghana Olympic Committee was formed and recognised in 1952 and is responsible for organising their participation at the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.