Archive for the 'Special Olympics World Games Athens 2011' Category

01.16.13The Lighting of the Flame of Hope Ceremony, January 17th, 2013

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Today later on this morning at the Zappeion Megaron, Mrs. Joanna Despotopoulou, President of Special Olympics will give her final Address as the Flame of Hope prepares to make it’s way to Pyeongchang,Korea. Athens hosted a spectacular Special Olympics World Summer Games in June 2011 that invited the world to be “in”… ΕΙΜΑΙ ΜΕΣΑ, I’M […]

06.28.11Day 2!

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Softball Divisioning started today.  Teams are excited and families even more so. They come prepared with their own cheering gear, coordinating shirts, hats and a variety of noisemakers. The Canadians are a sea of red which against the blue backdrop stand out like neon signs declaring “WE ARE CANADA”  US fans make the pledge of […]

06.27.11First Day!

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Today it is Divisoning for cycling. Our team is ready and it is our first day of  working together. George, one of my volunteer team members and I discover that our mother’s are both born in the same village called Manna. We speculate that we may be cousins and I laugh because every time I go to my […]

06.24.11Final Team Training

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It is the last day to finalize training detail and the first day the team meets with our Leader Alexandra who will be responsible for providing the cycling and softball spectator services and guiding a team of strangers who have volunteered to take time out of their busy lives to assist in providing whatever is […]

06.24.11World Special Olympics Athens Greece 2011

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An evening filled with a Spectacular display of courage, determination, joy and inspiring messages from the stars of the event, the athletes. The scene set in the Kalimarmaron stadium unravelled the story of Odysseus in a magical interpretation to represent the voyage that we all take in discovering our strengths and learning from our weaknesses. […]

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