The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games are a Wrap!
The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games have officially come to a close. The Games were a spectacular array of athletic achievement and competition. The closing ceremonies, held at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, celebrated all the athletes and their successes. The torch was then passed on to the Cornerbrook, Newfoundland and Labrador, who will be hosting the Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games. In addition to being the largest Games ever, there were three new sports added (Bocce, Basketball and Golf), free healthy athlete screenings and an underlying theme of sustainability.
“Special Olympics Canada is extremely proud of all the athletes, their coaches and mission staff, the Games Organizing Committee and all of the local volunteers for making these not only the largest Games in Special Olympics Canada’s history, but one of our best,” said Sharon Bollenbach, CEO, Special Olympics Canada. “The Games Organizing Committee’s goal was to deliver a world-class event that put athletes first and they were successful. These Games will serve as a legacy for future Special Olympics Canada Games.”