30 November to 7 December 2013
Up to 2,500 athletes, coaches and carers from 32 nations will take part in the first Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games, being hosted in Newcastle NSW from 30 November to 7 December 2013.
Athletes with an intellectual disability will compete in a diverse range of sports including athletics, basketball, bocce, badminton, cricket, football, table tennis, ten pin bowling and swimming at seven venues in the Newcastle/Hunter region.
The event will be the largest held in regional Australia this year and is the first time Special Olympics athletes have competed in an Asia-Pacific Region Games.
A spectacular Opening Ceremony will be held at Hunter Stadium on 1 December, with performers including Anthony Callea, Iva Davies, Marcia Hines, Silvie Paladino, Doug Parkinson, Darren Percival and Marina Prior.
To book Opening Ceremony tickets or find out more go to www.soapg2013.com
Photo courtesy of SOAPG