Special Olympics Great Britain Torch Relays and Sports Events

Date: 2003 - 2008


Location: Across the UK

Special Olympics Great Britain holds a World games every 4 years and is preceded by a Torch Relay from Athens to the host town. The Torch is carried by Police officers through key venues across the world.  In 2003 Joule organised the London leg of the relay when 150 international police officers and 2000 local people visited the Houses of Parliament, took a flight on the London Eye and ran along the South Bank and into the GLA building. The Flame of Hope then travelled to Dublin and was greeted by Mohamed Ali and Nelson Mandela.

In 2005 for the National Games, Joule ensured the Special Olympics torch was kept alight for 10 weeks, across 2415 miles, with the help of 43 police forces, Joule worked with 10 cities across the country,  identified sites, prepared and managed 10 events to deliver fun runs and family fun days for people with learning disabilities and their friends and families.

In 2007 and 2008 Joule worked with Dominos, an SOGB sponsor to put on “Come and Try Events” in cities across the UK to help encourage participation in sport and  to raise awareness for the charity.


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