28th Special Olympics Summer Games

Special Olympics Gibraltar will hold the 28th Summer Games this year on 25th, 26th and 27th June, welcoming teams from the Isle of Man, Andorra, Barbate and Algeciras.
The Opening Ceremony will take place at the Victoria Stadium on the 25th at 6pm and this will include entertainment by various dance groups and singers who all generously volunteer their time.

The football events will be held at the Victoria Stadium 5-a-side pitch opposite the boathouse on the 26th commencing at 9am. With five teams participating this should prove exciting and challenging for our athletes.

That evening at 6pm, also at the Victoria Stadium the athletics events take place and the visiting teams always provide much needed competition for our athletes.
Taking part at the GSLA Pool on the 27th, at 6pm, the aquatics events are always highly entertaining and eagerly awaited.

"This year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Gibraltar are celebrating a 25th Anniversary and on behalf of Special Olympics Gibraltar we congratulate their achievements and wish them well in their future efforts on our behalf, raising awareness and funds for the Movement.

"On Tuesday 25th their annual run which precedes the Games will take place starting from outside the offices of Saccone and Speed where a Director of the company will pass the ‘Flame of Hope’ to the first runner, Mr. Eddie Yome, Commissioner of police and patron of the Torch run. This will then be passed to Waldemar Coroado from Portugal who will commence the run with athlete Glen Wimbelton," said spokesperson.

In keeping with the 25th Anniversary celebrations several Torch Runners from Portugal, Netherlands, and Cyprus are taking part in this year's run including Jacek Hachulski , Torch Run co-ordinator for Eastern Europe. On reaching the stadium the last runner to enter the stadium will be Jeremy Adams, Torch Run co-ordinator for Western Europe accompanied by athlete Francis Mauro.

The Games are a show case of the athletes talents, hard work and training which takes place all year round. "Please come along and support their efforts in a spirit of inclusion and joy for all," added spokesperson.