Special Olympics For Lobatse

The 2014 Botswana National Special Olympics Intellectuals’ Special games will this week be held in Lobatse commencing this morning at the new Lobatse Sports Complex and the entrance is free.

According to the Botswana National Special Olympics national director, Ross Tebele all the regions in Botswana are represented and was happy to see how the regions coordinators have prepared the athletes for these games, which he is so optimistic that they will be successful. He explained that despite the games being for the special people who live with mental disorder (intellectuals), they are going to use the same sports facilities use by the normal living sportsmen and women, proving to the public that they do not need any special facilities, as they can as well do and use everything that is available. Tebele pointed out that the mentally disabled have interest and talent in various sports, hence important for all the well abled bodied to help them play and enjoy the games, emphasising that if not accorded the necessary support they may feel rejected.

He said in these special games the athletes will compete in track and field events, 21 kilometre mini marathon, swimming, unified football and unified volleyball and these have attracted both boys and girls who are prepared to outclass each other to book themselves space in the national Special Olympics squad.

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