Marking the 51st Independence Day in Mauritania, the SO Mauritania held its fourth National Games in Nouakchott.
The Games took place in Nouakchott.
The Importance of Unifying
The Games’ ceremonies initiated with a parade that involved the participating teams from the states of Nouakchott, Nouadhibou and Inchiri.
Chairman of SO Mauritania Mr. Didi Ould S'weidi highlighted the support provided by the Mauritanian Ministry of Culture, Youth and & Sports to have the Games held.
Likewise, Chairman Mau’l Ainain Ould Toumi of Kinross Tazza expressed the company’s willingness to support such activities which serve the intellectually disabled sector, asserting the importance of unifying efforts to have them included in their community.
At the end of the Games the athletes were honored.
Mauritania in Global and Regional Events
In his interview with the Mauritanian Sports News Agency, National Director of SO Mauritania Mr. Eyde Ould Sidi Mohamed said although the Mauritanian program was founded in 1999, it participated in the same year in the World Games in North Carolina, USA, harvesting two medals.
Ever since, according to Ould Sidi Mohamed, the program has been seeking to participate in all of the Special Olympics’ global and regional sports events.
Over SO Mauritania’s participation in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Ould Sidi Mohamed said despite the inconveniences that the Mauritanian delegation faced causing its late arrival, the football team outdid itself winning the gold medal, topping very strong teams in its group.
A celebration was held at the end of the Games in which all the Mauritanian SO medalists in the Athens Games were honored.