The “Flame of Hope” Sunday, June 12, 2011 and time 12:45 p.m. will be in the city of Lamia

From June 25 through July 4, 2011 in Athens 7500 Special Olympics athletes from 185 countries will participate in 22 Olympic-type sports at XIII World Summer Special Olympics Games Athens 2011.

The Special Olympics World Games is the premier event in the long course of a global movement founded in 1968 by a great woman, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who devoted her life to achieve a global vision.

The creation of a society is defined not by those who are excluded, but those who fall.
More specifically, the XIII World Summer Games Special Olympics 2011 to be held in Athens have separate symbols. It will take place without the presence of the founder, just two years after her death, the home of “fair play”. There, the birthplace of the true values ​​of fighting spirit. There, where the talents of Special Olympics athletes will remind us what sports.
The Greek Olympic Committee, by unanimous decision of Parliament in 1990 approved the disposal of the Olympic mirror in Special Olympics Hellas for the Touch the “Flame of Hope”. The touch of the “Flame of Hope” will take place at the Holy Hill Pnyx for World Summer Games and the Peristyle of Zappeion for the World Winter Games in standards Touch of the Olympics.

The “Flame of Hope” after traveling to five continents carrying the message of the Games returning to Athens to turn on June 25, 2011 the altar at the Panathenaic Stadium Panathenaic to mark the official opening of the Games.
Among the Greek cities that passed the “Flame of Hope” is the city of Lamia Sunday, June 12, 2011 where the Municipality of Lamia, has prepared a welcoming ceremony in Freedom Square hours 12:45 p.m.

The route will follow the flame in our city is as follows:

Time 12:00 noon, local communities Thermopylae (Leonidas Monument)

At 12:30 pm, entrance to the city of flames from the street Papapostolou, Otto Street, pl. People, street Ap.Kounoupi, Eleftherias sq..

Time 12:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony Reception

Time 1:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony, leaving the flame Eleftherias sq. Street, Diakos, pl.Diakou Street, Karagiannopoulou, pl.Parkou Street, Kapodistriou Street Papapostolou.



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