The special Olympics announced the appointment of Mary Davis (below left) as their new chief executive officer, where she will lead the world’s largest global movement for the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities which currently serves nearly 5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities and holds more than 94,000 competitions each year. Davis, who isRead more..
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Lynn Tierney reports on the Games in Ireland. ℘℘℘ “Let me win but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt.” The Special Olympics Oath goes to the heart of the matter: In the effort lies the victory, in the challenge lies the glory. It’s all about the striving to do yourRead more..
October 13, 2002: The third class of George J. Mitchell Scholars arrived in Ireland for a year of study at institutions throughout the island. While here they will volunteer for the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which take place from June 16-29. Bank of Ireland, premier sponsor of the games, has been a strongRead more..
It is a logistical challenge, the likes of which Ireland has never seen before. Over a quarter of a million lunches will have to be made, 2,000 interpreters have to be found to speak more than 50 languages, accommodation has to be found for some 40,000 people, but with just over 200 days to goRead more..