THE Special Olympics were founded in 1962 by the sister of President Kennedy and are held every two years in different parts of the world.
The Gibraltar Special Olympics committee will be hosting the 34th Gibraltar National Games from September 18 to 20 and has invited Special Olympics teams from all over the world to participate in the Games which will include athletics, swimming ten-pin bowling and the fiercely fought five-a-side football competition.
This year, for the first time, golf will also be featuring in the Games, having been a Special Olympics
Gibraltar sport for more than five years but as Gibraltar does not have its own gold course, competitors have been invited to take part in a nine-hole competition at the San Roque Golf Club.
The Gibraltar Government is fully behind the project and under the banner Meet the Determined has produced a series of posters and a number of short videos about the Games which can be viewed at www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsGibraltar.
The Games kick off on September 18 at 6pm with the usual opening ceremony and athletics competition in the Victoria Stadium and all are welcome to attend.