Request for Canadian and international (especially Ghanaian) media reports on Ghanaian athletes who remained in Canada following the Commonwealth Games in Victoria on 24 August 1994 [GHA21494.E]

For Canadian and international media reports on the above-mentioned subject, please consult the attached documents and Response to Information Request GHA19422.E of 16 January 1995. Information from Ghanaian media outlets could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


The Associated Press (AP). 28 August 1994. AM Cycle. (NEXIS)

_____. 27 August 1994. PM Cycle. "Friday's Sports In Brief." (NEXIS)

Calgary Herald. 28 August 1994. Final Edition. Allyson Vaughan. "Missing Athletes Spotted." (NEXIS)

The Commercial Appeal [Memphis]. 28 August 1994. Larry Starks. "Golden Girl Dawes Sparkles at Gymnastics." (NEXIS)

Daily Mail. [London]. 29 August 1994. Ian Woolridge. "Absentees Give Seal of Approval." (NEXIS)

Evening Standard [London]. 30 August 1994. Michael Herd. "Let us all Remember, it was Only a Games." (NEXIS)

The Independent [London]. 30 August 1994. "Today's Number: 9." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 30 August 1994. BC Cycle. "Reuter Africa Highlights 0500 GMT Aug 29." (NEXIS)

Star Tribune [Minneapolis]. 27 August 1994. Metro Edition. "Regents to Probe UNLV Deal." (NEXIS)

West Africa [London]. 3-9 October 1994. "`Missing Athletes Within the Law'," p. 1716.

_____. 19-25 September 1994. "Ghana: Sports Defectors Pursued," p. 1636.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London].

Africa Report [New York].

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [London].

DIRB Country File.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports.

Indexed Media Review (IMR).

Jeune Afrique [Paris].

New African [London].