BBC Sports Covers Delay of Special Olympics Great Britain National Games

COIVD-19 is one of the reasons the city of Liverpool will not be able to host the Great Britain National Games in 2021.
Athlete giving a thumbs up at a games event.
Special Olympics Great Britain Athlete at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.

This is an excerpt from a BBC Sport article titled 2022 Special Olympics: Liverpool unable to stage Games postponed from 2021.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "I am both personally and professionally devastated that Liverpool will not be able to host the rearranged 2021 Special Olympics National Summer Games.

"Liverpool produced an ambitious and innovative bid for the 2021 Games that promised athletes would have the time of their lives and we were wholeheartedly committed to doing just that.

"None of us could have foreseen a global pandemic that has derailed the plans on such an unprecedented scale and while our values have not deviated, it is inevitable that plans have had to be reassessed."

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