EVENTS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE WORLD GAMES SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHENS 2011

EVENTS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE WORLD GAMES 
SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHENS 2011 

Thursday, June 9, 2011 

Lighting Ceremony of the Flame of Hope – Holly Hill Pnyx – at 11.00 am in the presence of HE President of the Republic.

Thursday, the 9th – Friday, June 24, 2011 


Torch from Athens to Istanbul, Paphos, Cyprus in 60 cities and islands of our country participating in the ‘CITY – AMPHITRYON’.

Monday, the 20th – Friday, June 24, 2011 
The 7000 athletes, along with the 2,500 coaches, promoted upon arrival at the airport in 60 cities and islands of our country participating in the ‘CITY – AMPHITRYON’ to get to know our country and culture, but simultaneously sensitize local communities on the individual skills, while drawing on optimism, inspiration and a smile from contact with them. It is particularly hopeful that already dozens of hotels throughout Greece have offered free accommodation for athletes and hundreds of young men and women have already submitted applications to contribute as volunteers in organizing events to honor the athletes.

Friday, June 24, 2011 

The Flame of Hope returned to Athens where Torchbearer will carry to all the cultural monuments of the capital. The Flame will stay overnight in the Sacred Rock of Acropolis, the front of the Parthenon, with an honor guard, according to Olympic standards – Evzoni the Presidential Guard.

Saturday, June 25, 2011 

OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TOURNAMENT at the Panathenaic Stadium Panathenaic at 8.30 pm. The ceremony will be broadcast directly through ERT is the Official Broadcaster across the globe. Admission only with ticket.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 

11:00-Unveiling of the bust of the founder of Special Olympics Eunice Kennedy-Shriver, a square next to the Olympic Stadium Maroussi.

Sunday, June 26 – Sunday, July 3, 2011 

Running the Program “HEALTHY ATHLETES ‘Exhibition Center’ HELLEXPO ‘. This program aims, through free medical examinations to improve health and fitness of contestants athletes to enhance their ability to exercise and raise the quality of life.

Sunday, June 26 – Sunday, July 3, 2011 

Baseball Integration (Unity Sports Events) for all sports and facilities – involving many officials and Celebrities (from sports, theater and music).

Sunday, June 26 – Monday, July 4, 2011

Match Schedule in 22 sports in all the sports facilities of the Olympic Stadium in Maroussi, the Peace and Friendship Stadium, the Olympic Center Greek, Markopoulos, St. Cosmas and ropes.

Monday, June 27, 2011 

11:00 – Special event in the Greek Parliament presence of dignitaries from abroad – Signing of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (by special invitation).

Monday, June 27 – Sunday, July 3, 2011 

Global Youth Summit

Aiming to put even more forcefully in the case of Special Olympics youth, informing players of tomorrow’s developments on the effort of people with intellectual disabilities to claim an equal place in society, organize, together with the Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011, Global Youth Summit. The purpose of this program is to bring together groups of young people aged 12 to 17 years from around the world, enabling them to express their ideas for creating a society of respect and acceptance, to discuss openly issues that concern them and seek change.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 

Brady – Reception in honor of accredited media representatives – Golf Glyfada – Courtesy family change.

Sunday, July 3, 2011 

Evening – Reception cited by the Organizing Committee of the World Winter Games, Special Olympics – KOREA 2013. We sent a special invitation from the organizers.

Monday, July 4, 2011 

20:30 CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE GAMES – Marble Panathenaic Stadium – Delivery of the flag to the next host nation.Admission only with ticket.

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