A nation can be rich in gold, but destitute in Olympic gold. For example, to date, there’s been only one Olympic gold medal winner ever for my home country Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). Only one! This is a nation where people love to adorn themselves in gold, where one can still find gold nuggets on the ground, and where the symbols of gold and excellence are made prominent in the national flag. But wearing an Olympic gold medal is not a fashion statement, nor a mark of wealth. Rather, it’s a tribute to an athlete’s hard work, determination, learning from failure, & self-discipline. It’s also a testament to a nation’s investments in its human potentials. In life, as in the Olympics, those who pay the price win the prize. Be a champion. Don’t just compete, go for gold (1 Corinthians. 9:24-27).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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