President of Liguria Region, Claudio Burlando today officially declared the 3rd Inas Global Games open in front of many thousands of spectators packed into Ferrari square in Genoa, Italy and an incredible display of sound and colour.
The 7-day long sporting event is the largest for elite athletes with an intellectual disability and comprising almost 700 athletes competing in 8 sports.
After a parade through the town of Genoa, the President of the Italian National Paralympic Committee Claudio Burlando welcomed the 35 nations taking part in the Games to the Liguria region. Dr Bob Price, Inas President thanked the organisers and hosts for their efforts and wished success in the Games. “Let us look forward to seven days of sporting excellence. I wish all concerned… the organisers, the support staff and especially the athletes… every success and a truly memorable 2011 Inas Global Games”.
Competition begins on 27th September – further details, results and photos are available on the event website.