Special Olympics National Games get underway

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Director Sports Muhammad Anees Sheikh inaugurated Special Olympics National Games 2018 at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall. Around 250 differently-abled athletes from across the country are taking part in competitive sports events including power-lifting, bocce and soccer.
The contingents of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Islamabad presented impressive march past in the grand opening ceremony. The participating special athletes also sang their respective regional songs which were hugely appreciated by the audience.
The winning participants from the Special Olympics National Games will be selected to compete in the World Games in March 2019. The Special Olympics National Games are being held to celebrate the 50 years of Special Olympics Movement.