Sport

Bermuda aim to be a hit in Dubai

  • Here we go: from left: Michael Weeks, the Minister of Social Development and Sport, Karen Woollery, the national director Special Olympics Bermuda, Eden Woollery, equestrian athlete, treasurer Chandra-Lee Bascome, chairperson Alicia Zuill and Superindendent James Howard launch the body’s tag day (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Special Olympics Bermuda is holding a tag day today and is hoping to take a team of about 18 athletes to the Summer Games, that will be held in Dubai from March 14 to 19, 2019.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions

It was started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968.

About 170 countries will compete in 24 summer sports. These will be the first Special Olympics World Games in the Middle East/North Africa region.

The 2019 World Games kick off with a star-studded opening ceremony in the iconic Zayed Sports City Stadium in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the largest sports venue in the Persian Gulf. In addition to sports competition, the 2019 World Games will feature inspiring non-sports activities and programmes, including Unified Sports experiences, free Healthy Athletes screenings, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Corporations and individuals wanting to assist us with funds and or volunteering can contact Karen Woollery, the national director of Special Olympics Bermuda, at kwoollery1@gmail.com or Alicia Zuill, the chairperson, at alszuill@gmail.com