Thursday, June 9, 2011

Coming soon! Special Olympics World Games in Athens Greece

Just Days Till the Games Kick Off in Athens, Greece

The sun-kissed host country and athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide are looking forward to the World Summer Games starting 25 June. 

Athletes Unite
This summer, nearly 7,500 athletes from 180 countries will converge on the most important site in the history of Olympic sport for the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.
It will be the world’s largest sporting event of the year, a celebration of the abilities and accomplishments of people with intellectual disabilities and clear progress toward a new global vision of acceptance. (Visit the official 2011 World Summer Games website)

From June 25 through July 4, the World Summer Games will also involve 2,500 coaches, 25,000 volunteers, 3,000 technical officials and referees and tens of thousands of family, friends and fans.
Eyes on the Prize. Special Olympics athletes have been pushing their limits, as they train for the upcoming summer Games.Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Tim Shriver invites all to come and see the World Games in action. The impact goes beyond competition: the Games stand as a symbol of hope for a more just and unified world. Hear more
 Sport ... is an unrivaled medium for the promotion of education, health, development and peace.
Adolf Ogi, Under Secretary General, United Nations

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