Special Olympics National Games
Dates: 20 - 25 October 2014
Address: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, 375 Albert Road, Albert Park, Victoria 3206
Phone: 03 9510 0640
Melbourne has been selected to host the 10th Special Olympics National Games, running from 20 to 25 October 2014.
The National Summer Games are now held in Australia every four years, with the 2014 series set to attract almost 1000 athletes competing in 16 sports and activities. Athletes have qualified at State-level competitions for selection to represent their State or Territory at the 10th National Games.
It will be the biggest National Games every hosted by Special Olympics Australia.
For the majority of competitors, these Games represent the culmination of years of regular training and the Games will be a selection event for the Australian team to compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles, USA.
In Melbourne, Special Olympics athletes will compete in the same world-class venues as their heroes from World Championships and Commonwealth Games, and the event will build a significant legacy to allow more people with an intellectual disability to play sport in Victoria, and across Australia.
Additional initiatives include Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Families and Supporters activities, Healthy Athletes Program, Young Athlete demostration, Youth Engagement and Athlete Ambassador activities.
Content: Special Olympics Australia
Please see the Special Olympics National Games website for a list of sports and their venues.
Please see website for full program details.
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