Tuesday 28 February 2017

Invincible spirit is showcased at Games

Editorial

Editorial

Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland, left, with Team Ireland's Peter Malynn
Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland, left, with Team Ireland's Peter Malynn

In a sea of tricolours on a tide of elation, the all-conquering heroes of the Special Olympics came home.

With a trove of 82 medals, they have returned triumphant from the Los Angeles World Games.

As Matt English, chief executive of Special Olympics Ireland, who was waiting to greet his band of brothers and sisters in sport, explained: "It's not about the number of medals, it's about each athlete doing their best.

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