Games 13th Special Olympics World in Athens 2011 …

aking place between June 25th to July 4th, The thirteenth Special Olympics World Summer Games (ATHENS 2011), will draw 7,000 athletes from more than 180 countries around the world, 3,000 coaches and officials, 25.000 volunteers, 40,000 family members, thousands of spectators, as well as hundreds of journalists who will document the efforts and achievements of the athletes.

For Special Olympics athletes, the Games are about more than just an athletic competition. They are about overcoming barriers of all kinds… on the field, in the classroom, on the job and in the community.

2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games Facts & Figures

Host Town Program – June 20-24, 2011
Opening Ceremony – June 25 at Olympic Stadium
Closing Ceremony – July 4 at Kallimarmaron Panathinaikon Stadium
Sports – 22
Venues – 30
Athletes – 7,500
Coaches – 2,500
Technical Officials/Referees – 3,000
Volunteers – 25,000
Special Olympics Families – 40,000
Media Representatives – 3,000
Special Olympics Villages – Aghios Andreas, Nea Mari Marathonas

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