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25th September 2012
An announcement was made that the 2013 Special Olympics will take place in Bath.

 

Special Olympics Website

Loraine was delighted to be invited to a rLoraine was delighted to be invited to a reception at the Guildhall in Bath, hosted by the Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Rob Appleyard, joining other business guests at the announcement that the 2013 Special Olympics will take place in Bath.

Most of the sports will take place at the sports training village at Team Bath with a few sports taking place across North East Somerset and in Bristol.

Special Olympics Launch in Bath
Special Olympics Launch in Bath

Special Olympics Great Britain is proud to be the country’s largest provider of year-round sports training and competition programmes for children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

They are a recognised member of the Olympic family with a unique role to play. The Paralympics provides sports competitions for elite level disabled athletes with physical and sensory disabilities, including intellectual (learning) disabilities, while the Special Olympics fosters community sport year-round at all levels for those with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset with Special Olympians
Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset with Special Olympians

Since their formation in 1978 as part of the global Special Olympics Movement, Special Olympics Great Britain has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people through sport.
There are currently 135 Special Olympics clubs in Great Britain, run by over 2,800 volunteers, and involving 8,000 athletes who benefit from our sports programme.

Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset, Rob Appleyard
Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset, Rob Appleyard

For more information about The Special Olympics please visit their website.by clicking here.

 

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