More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries are expected to compete at the Games and enjoy nine days full of joy and friendship. The athletes will compete in 28 sports. 21 of these sports are Olympic type sports. There will be an expected 500,000 spectators and around 30,000 volunteers at the event.
Special Olympics around the world has one thing in common – a passionate commitment to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, accomplishment and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports and forming a new global vision of acceptance.
Special Olympics Great Britain will be proud to have a strong GB Team competing at the games.
Find out more details at the Games official website.