VANCOUVER, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ -
Upcoming Events Day 2 – Wed, July 9
- Day 2 of the Games will feature competition in all sports except rhythmic gymnastics.
- Today is the only day of powerlifting competition – at Doug Mitchell from 12:00 to 17:00
- Medal ceremonies for athletics, powerlifting and swimming.
- Doubles competition for 10-pin bowling takes place in Richmond at The Zone Bowling Centre.
Highlights from Day 1 – Tue, July 8
- Special Olympic athletes were cheered on at the Opening Ceremonies by Jamie Salé, Catriona Le May Doan, Willie Mitchell, Mark Tewskbury and Jake Gardiner.
- Over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials marched in the athletes' parade.
- Day 1 focused on athlete practices at the sport venues.
- Special Olympics Canada athlete Jackie Barrett (Newfoundland and Labrador) deadlifts in excess of 600 lbs.
- Soccer is Special Olympics Canada's largest summer team sport with 5,078 athletes.
- Bocce has 1,692 registered athletes in Canada. Since 2010/11, bocce registration has doubled.
Did You Know?
- Did you know that the majority of transportation at the Games will be by foot and pedal? With so many events happening on the UBC campus, most venues can be walked to in 10-20 minutes.
The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games are taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia from July 8 to 12, 2014, featuring over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials, in 11 sports.
SOURCE: Special Olympics Canada
For further information: please contact Media Relations, 604-230-5473, [email protected]; Cheryl Muir, 604-812-5965; Tera Nelson, 604-785-4319