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Special Olympics national games begins today


Victor Osibodu.

Two hundred and twenty-four special athletes from 14 states of the federation will be competing in the 2018 Special Olympics National Games commencing today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere in Lagos.

The athletes will be taking part in the games of badminton, football, basketball, table tennis, and athletics in the championship with theme ‘Create Inclusive Communities.’According to the Chairman of the Special Olympics Nigeria Board, Victor Osibodu the competition would give the participants a unique opportunity to be part of an inspiring yet impactful experience, adding that they will also have the opportunity to represent the country in next year’s Special Olympics Games in Abu Dhabi.

“It is quite amazing for us at Special Olympics Nigeria because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics as a global organisation since 1968. “Our unified soccer team will represent Nigeria and Africa at a Unified Soccer Cup holding between July 17th and 21st, 2018 in Chicago,” he said.

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