Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Special Olympics 2011 ...

Skiathos is host town for the visiting GB team at the Special Olympics in Athens ...

Tonight we were treated to a welcome ceremony, that included the Olympic anthem, ladies in Athenian dress, speeches of welcome and the return of the Olympic flame to Skiathos. The previous occasion being in 2004.

Sadly the Olympic rings where the flame was carried have been left to wear away like the memories of the games. However the flame burned brightly again here on Skiathios this evening.

The GB athletes are being escorted by volunteers, and were given a motorcycle and car police escort from the Paralia to their hotel. Nice to see the police back out again doing something useful ...

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