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23 Jul 2018
The event will also pay tribute to 50 years of the Special Olympics global movement – founded in 1968 in the USA by Eunice Kennedy Shriver – sister of President John F Kennedy. The SOGB 40th Anniversary Games will be hosted by Special Olympics Scotland in Stirling.
The Games are expected to welcome over 1,400 Special Olympics athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities, plus officials and also attract over 4,000 spectators from the UK and also across the World. Competitors range across age groups, competing in ten sports, including boccia, badminton, indoor bowls, cycling, football, golf, table tennis, swimming, MATP and athletics.The events will take place at the University of Stirling, whilst golf and indoor bowls will be held at Callander Golf Club and Stirling Indoor Bowling Club respectively.