Sports Laws

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1. Sports Associations
2. Functions of Sports Associations
3. Registration of Sports associations
4. Executive Officers of sports association
5. Tenure of Office of Executive officers of sports associations
6. Relationship between national, Regional and District Sports Associations.
7. Account and Audit of National Sports Associations
8. Funds of Sports Associations
9. Accounts and audit of national Sports Associations.
10. Rules of operations for national sports associations Ghana Olympic Committee
11. The Ghana Olympic Committee
12. Membership of the Ghana Olympic Committee
13. Executive Board
14. Tenure of office of the Executive Board
15. Functions of the Executive Board
16. Duties and powers of officers of the Ghana Olympic Committee
17. Revocation
L.I. 1988
SPORTS REGULATIONS, 2011
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister responsible for Sports by section 42 of the Sports Act, 1976 (SMCD 54) these regulations are made this 28th day of April, 2011.
Sports Associations
1.
  1. A person may form or join a sports association either as an amateur or as a professional.
  2. A sports association may be a national, regional or a district sport association Functions of Sports associations
2. A national, regional or district sports Association shall
(a) Organise, develop and promote a spot at the level concerned, and
(b) Prepare national teams for International events, competitions and games in collaboration with the National Sports Authority.
Registration of Sports Association
3.
  1. A sports association shall apply to be registered by the National Sports Authority.
  2. A sports association may be affiliated to an international sports federation or organization.
  3. A registered sports association shall have a constitution that is in conformity with the rules of the international federation or organization of the particular sport.
  4. The National Sports Authority shall issue guidelines for the registration of Sports
ASSOCIATIONS
Membership of sports associations
4. A sports association registered with the National Sports Authority shall have members that consist of persons interested in the sport.
Executive officers of Sports associations
5. Each sports association shall elect the executive officers of the sports association in accordance with the constitution of the sports association.
L.I. 1988
SPORTS REGULATIONS, 2011
Tenure of office of executive officers of sports association
6. The tenure of office of an executive officer of a sports association is determined by the constitution of the sports association. Relationship between national, regional and district sports associations
7. A national sports association of any sport may
(a) Liaise with the regional or district association of that sport for the effective management of that sport, and
(b) Give directives to the regional or district association of the sport in accordance with the constitution of the sports association.
Funds of sports associations
8. the funds of a sports association registered with the National Sports Authority include;
(a) moneys approved by the Parliament
(b) donation, grants and gifts,
(c) sponsorships, and
(d) any other funds that may be provided by the Minister responsible of Finance.
Accounts and audit of national sports associations
9.
  1. A national sports association that receives funds approved by Parliament or provided by the Minister responsible for finance shall keep books of accounts and proper records in relation to the funds in the form approved by the Auditor-General.
  2. The Auditor-General or an auditor authorized by the Auditor General shall audit the books and accounts kept under sub regulation (1) each year.
Rules of operation for national sports associations
10. A national sports association that is affiliated to an international sports federation or organization shall operate under rules consistent with
a. Statutes;

b. Chatters;

c. Constitutions;

d. Regulations;

e. rules; or

f. bye – laws

of the respective international sports federation or organization.

L.I. 1988
SPORTS REGULATIONS, 2011: Ghana Olympic committee
The Ghana Olympic Committee
11. There shall be a Ghana Olympic Committee.
Membership of Ghana Olympic Committee
12. The membership of the Ghana Olympic Committee is as provided in the constitution of the Ghana Olympic Committee.
Executive Board
13.
  1. There shall be Executive Board of the Ghana Olympic Committee which shall manage affairs of the Ghana Olympic Committee.
  2. The Executive Board consists of the members provided for in the constitution of the Ghana Olympic Committee.
Tenure of office of the Executive
14. The tenure of office of the members of the Executive Board is as provided in the constitution of the Ghana Olympic Committee.
Functions of the Executive Board
15. The Executive Board of the Ghana Olympic Committee shall perform the functions specified in the constitution of the Ghana Olympic Committee.
Duties and powers of officers of the Ghana Olympic Committee
16. The duties and powers of the officers of the Ghana Olympic Committee are as provided in the constitution of the Ghana Olympic Committee.
Revocation
17. The sports regulations, 1976 (L.I. 1088) are hereby revoked.
CLEMENT KOFI HUMADO (MP)

MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS

Date of Gazette notification: 20th May, 2011

Entry into force: 6th July 2011.

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