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Lothian Athletes & Coaches Head to LA for Special Olympic World Games

Lothian Athletes & Coaches Head to LA for Special Olympic World Games

Six athletes and five head coaches from the Lothian region set off for Los Angeles this morning to represent Great Britain at Special Olympic World Games.  The games are scheduled to begin on Saturday 25th July.

With 6500 athletes and 2000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympic World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.  The opening ceremony, broadcast live on ESPN, is expected to attract around 80,000 spectators.

The Special Olympic Movement empowers people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their community, using sport as the vehicle for this.  Lothian has an extremely strong programme of sports for their athletes and this is reflected in the number of athletes and coaches travelling to LA and representing their country at this fantastic event.  In addition to the athletes and coaches, Lothian also have a Unified football player and Family Liaison Officer travelling as part of the Great Britain team.  A full list of athletes and coaches has been highlighted below -

Athletes

Colin Robertson (Bocce)

Kathleen Inglis (Judo)

Michelle Moran (Swimming)

Jack Bell (Football)

Dean Lawrie (Football)

Richard Cooke (Ten Pin Bowling )

Joseph Van Hoff (Unified Football)

 

Head Coaches

Elaine McKenna (11-a-side Football)

Jamie McDonald (Golf)

Jo Imrie (Judo)

Yvonne Anderson (Aquatics)

Mirren McDonald (Family Liaison Officer)

Everyone at Lothian Disability Sport would like to wish all athletes and coaches all the best for the World Games.  More information on the Games can be found at www.la2015.org.

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