President Boric announced that Chile will host the 2027 Special Olympics World Games

President Boric announced that Chile will host the 2027 Special Olympics World Games
President Boric announced that Chile will host the 2027 Special Olympics World Games

During the day this Wednesday, President Boric confirmed together with the Minister of Sports, Jaime Pizarro, our country will host the Special Olympics World Games 2027, the biggest sporting event in the world for people with intellectual disabilities, this was confirmed the Directory of Special Olympics International.

The Head of State celebrated this great news. “We are very happy and proud that our country be the new headquarters of a world-class sporting event”, he began saying.

We are proud to continue promoting inclusion through sporta new national holiday that continues to pave the way to continue organizing events of these characteristics that generate so much unity and joy at the national level“added the President.

He also extended an invitation to “All the athletes of the Special Olympics World Games: we are waiting for you in Chile”.

The big news

This is a great milestone, as it is the first time that the Special Olympics World Games are held in the southern hemisphere and Chile, specifically Santiago will be the host city of this event, in which more than 6 thousand athletes from more than 170 countries are expected to participate. those who will compete in 22 disciplines.

While the Minister of Sports, Jaime Pizarro indicated that ”This is part of the legacy of the Pan American and Parapan American Games organized by Chile, since we have first-class infrastructure and we demonstrate to the world our seriousness and ability to organize international events”, he assured.

Let us remember that The last editions were held in Berlin (2023), Abu Dhabi (2019) and Los Angeles (2015). In the application process to be the host city in 2027, Santiago It had as competitors the cities of Salt Lake City, in the United States, and Perth, in Australia.

 
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