25th August 2017
We are thrilled that Special Olympics GB’s National Games 2017 were such a success for over 2,000 athletes, their families, regions and coaches. We would like to thank Sheffield Council, the public of Sheffield and South Yorkshire, all the incredible venues and Sheffield United for giving our athletes, families coaches and supporters such a warm welcome to the City.
Our most profound thanks also go to our 1,000 volunteers - many of them local people - giving up to 12 hours a day. They were the oxygen and backbone of the Games.
We can safely say that these Games are one of the most successful we have ever held and the media coverage unprecedented in our 39 year history! The sporting venues were second to none and these Games will be remembered as another great sporting moment hosted in Sheffield.