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By Maureen Rabbitt
"Events like this provide us with an excellent opportunity for creating positive climates and ensuring that young people, including those with intellectual disabilities, become part of the social fabric of the community".
Nearly 400 Special Olympics Hellas athletes participated in z special 1000m race in Athens. The sun was bright, the temperature was warm, and Athenians lined the route applauding all runners with big smiles.