Special Olympics World Games gets underway – LDT

7,500 athletes go for gold as Special Olympics World Games gets underway

News, 13 March 2019

The Duke of Sussex has sent a message of good luck to the Special Olympics Great Britain team ahead of The Special Olympics World Games 2019 opening on Thursday [March 14].

Special Olympics Great Britain has sent its biggest delegation of athletes ever to compete in the World Games, with 128 Special Olympic Great Britain athletes from England, Scotland and Wales competing across 17 sports for gold medal glory.

7,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from over 190 countries will compete in 28 sports over five days taking part in the Special Olympics World Games 2019, with organisers calling it “the biggest sporting and humanitarian event of this year.”

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