Category: Major Games

  The Final Leg is wrapping up as the "Flame of Hope" has entered Abu Dhabi with the start of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games approaching. Derek Spence has been providing updates throughout his journey in United Arab Emirates. March 5   Time to celebrate Special Olympics Ontario athlete Stephen Graham. One of only ten athletes in the world chosen to be a part of the Final
The Final Leg in Abu Dhabi kicked off on Sunday, March 2nd and eagerly watching Derek's updates on social media. The torch was lit from the Flame of Hope at the Founders memorial to start the final leg journey. A visit to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company HQ before the Final Leg team headed to Fujairah to continue.   Meet Chaica, Team 7’s Special Olympics athlete from the UAE, fresh off an au
Derek has been with the London Police Service for 32 years, and has been heavily involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for 28 years. Throughout his time, he has contributed to multiple committees and events, both as a lead organizer and volunteer. His dedication and passion to the LETR has been instrumental in the growth of the program. Special Olympics Ontario has recognized Derek with mul
Stephen is an accomplished Special Olympics athlete on the International stage winning medals at the World Games in: Boise, Idaho 2009 (2 Gold, 1 Silver), PyeongChang 2013 (3 Gold) and Austria 2018 (1 Gold), all in Speed Skating. Stephen was the ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ in Ontario in 2009 and 2014 and won the Canadian ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ in 2014 as well.  Additionally, he wa
London Police Officer Derek Spence and Orillia Special Olympics Athlete Stephen Graham Selected to Carry the Flame of Hope as part of Final Leg Torch Run Team for 2019 Special Olympics World Games Flame serves as beacon of inspiration to thousands during Law Enforcement Torch Run to Abu Dhabi, UAE   London/Orillia, ON, July 2018 – Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce that Derek Spenc
    2,000 athletes. 500 coaches. 7 International regions. 5 sports. 4 days of competition. The games will host a unified sports and traditional team option for athletes aged 13-21 in five sports: athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey, and soccer. Modelled after the School Championships Program, first launched by Special Olympics Ontario in 2011, the Invitational Youth Games (I