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2017 National Summer Games

Special Olympics New Zealand hosted the 9th National Summer Games in our capital city, Wellington.

Special Olympics National Summer Games 2017 was held from 27 November to 1 December and is New Zealand’s largest sports event for people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics New Zealand started in Lower Hutt in 1983, thanks to our founders, Grant and Wendy Quinn so we are thrilled to be returning to our home turf.

Fast Facts about our Games!

  • Event dates : 27 November to 01 December 2017
  • More than 3000 athletes, coaches and team management attended the Games
  • Athletes competed in 11 sports
  • Competition was held at ten venues across Wellington and the wider region
  • More than 600 volunteers were recruited to perform various roles
  • Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Programme ran at the National Summer Games supported by over 70 voluntary clinicians

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