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August 30, 2013 - September 1, 2013
Bath hosts the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games for the first time this summer, with most of the 12-sport event taking place at the University of Bath.
The 2013 National Summer Games runs from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September.
More than 1700 people will take part in the Games. The £30m Sports Training Village will be the hub of activities, hosting nine of the 12 sports.
Athletics, artist gymnastics, football, boccia, badminton, short-mat bowls, rhythmic gymnastics table tennis and tennis will be held on the University’s Claverton Down campus.
The event is being run by Special Olympics GB, which is the largest registered charity providing year round sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.
Special Olympics GB’s National Summer Games is the showpiece event every four years for the organisation and its athletes. Almost 1.2 million people in the UK (2 per cent of the population) have an intellectual disability.
For further information please see our Special Olympics page.