On Monday we celebrated the 40-day countdown to the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. With every day that passes, we’re getting closer and closer to this exciting international event. Start gearing up for the Games with a few great stories from around the globe about individuals and teams who are getting ready to compete in Athens.  

On March 13, the official uniforms for the World Games (plus, Team Hellas uniforms) were announced with a fun fashion show. Check out the video to see what styles are going to be rocked in Athens this year.

In case you’re curious, the uniform colors help to identify the different volunteer jobs at the Games:
Teal=Ceremonies and Spectator Services
Yellow=Transportation Services
Light Blue=Honored Guest Services
Light Green=Generic Uniform

Speaking of team uniforms… Check out the fantastic hats (and team gear) from Special Olympics Great Britain. Wonder how we get one of those Marks & Spencer Panama hats?!? Pretty Awesome. Makes me even more excited to see what all the teams are going to be wearing in Greece!

Finally, we must share this fantastic story from Special Olympics Team USA. Hawaii athlete Louie Perry isn’t just an accomplished runner; he’s also an AMAZING photographer. Louie, who will compete in the 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter and 1,600-meter relay in Greece, loves to take underwater shots and capture the beauty of his Hawaiian landscape. I think you’ll agree he’s pretty amazing. Read his full story and check out his pictures below. Beautiful!!


2 thoughts on “World Games Countdown

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  2. Hi Rebecca
    I was introduced to Louie Perry III’s fotos last year when he participated in the Athens2011 Special Olympics. Im sharing w/you this facebk post from the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS which is having a photo challenge of all the US states–theres a few days left, if you can forw to him, he should definitely consider entering one of his fotos above-just a few days left. Here’s the info from USEmbassy Athens:
    As our photo challenge approaches towards the end (Yes, just a few days left!!) we’ll be posting some of our favorite photos that we’ve received throughout the month. On Wednesday we’ll announce who the winner is that will receive a brand new digital camera! And don’t forget, you still have a couple of days to send us your favorite photo of America! E-mail to: thebeautyofamerica@gmail.com
    Ive tried to find a way to contact Louie Perry III but yrs is the only link that shows his fotos.
    I hope you can contact Louie & tell him abt this foto challenge.
    I saw his fotos last year at http://www.specialolympicsteamusa.org/2011/inspiring-stories/track-athletes-photography-business-takes-off –but the link’s off now.

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