Like me, you may have heard the phrase Special Olympics. Do you know what they are? I didn't!
The Special Olympics is the third arm of the Olympic movement. It is for athletes with a severe learning disability and an IQ of less thatn 75.
Unlike the elite and para Olympics there is no government funding to cover the cost of coaching, entering regional competitions, which they must enter in order to be eligible for the national games, or the cost of travel and accommodation at the games. Athletes may also have to include the cost of their carer.
The 2013 National Summer Games will be in Bath. If you want to support them please look online at www.sopd.org.uk