Opening Ceremony of the Pan-Hellenic Games Special Olympics “Loutraki 2016”
20 April 2016

On April 18th, 2016, the Opening Ceremony of the Pan-Hellenic Games of Special Olympics "Loutraki 2016" took place at the Sports Hall "George Giannopoulos” of the Municipality of Loutraki.

The games include a wide range of sports and the participation from schools, special education Institutions, Training Special Olympics programs from Greece and Cyprus. The games are made possible through a grant from the SNF.  

During the ceremony, the teams of the thirteen regions of Greece and the team of Cyprus paraded at the packed stadium, and the event was attended by representatives of the Government, the Church, the General Staffs of the Armed Forces and Security Forces, the Mayors of Peloponnese and Attica, as well as the family members of the athletes.  

The event included dance performances from the athletes of the Rhythmic Gymnastics of the Special Olympic Hellas and the group of  Ceremony CosmoGym Festival.