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Special Olympics GB National Games gets underway

Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:37

Special Olympics GB National Games gets underway

The event will take place in the city of Sheffield between 7 – 12 August 2017.

This is the country's largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities to be held in 2017.

Around 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages and abilities will come together from across the country. They will be supported over 4 days of competition by 800 coaches, 1000 volunteers, 200 officials and over 7,000 family & friends.

A squad of 75 ATHLETES will be representing the EAST MIDLANDS region at the Special Olympics NATIONAL GAMES in Sheffield between the 7th and the 12th August 2017.

35 VOLUNTEERS will be attending.

They will be taking part in a number of sports, including:

  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Motor Activities Training Programme (MATP)
  • Gymnastics
  • Bowls
  • Equestrian
  • Athletics
  • Tennis

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