Liguria, Italy, 2011
The third Global Games took place between 26th September – 4th October 2011. Contended by more than 700 athletes, they set a new standard against which future Games will be measured.
It was an important competition for athletes as just one year later some of them would compete at the Paralympic Games in London, Great Britain. It would be the first time since Sydney 2000 that athletes with an intellectual impairment would compete.
Australia continued their dominance from 2009, winning 30 golds, 14 silver and 11 bronze to top the medals table. Portugal just beat Poland to second by one gold with 13.