Olympic Town

Olympic Town

Next to the River Scheldt and the castle Het Steen and within walking distance from the cathedral, the Olympic Town will be home to the Flame of Hope. The mayor of Antwerp will
light the Flame on Sunday September 14 at 10 am. The Olympic Town will provide visitors with information on the competitions and Special Olympics, with entertainment and sports.

Location : Steenplein, Antwerp

Unified Sports

Schools of the province of Antwerp will participate in unified sports such as basketball, bocce, table tennis, hockey or

Special Food for Special Olympics

Lunch with a star

Olympic Town is home to a special pop-up restaurant where Unified cooking took place every day, serving lunch prepared by top chefs and students with an intellectual disability from the Emmäus Institute and the Stedelijk Lyceum in Merksem. The Unified Pop-Up restaurant was a major attraction as some of Belgium’s top chefs will be cooking alomg side Special Olympics athletes.

from September 14 through 19
between 12 am and 2 pm
in the Olympic Town, at Steenplein in Antwerp

  • Sunday 14 sep - Dagny Ros
  • Monday 15 sep - Christer Elfving
  • Tuesday 16 sep - Wout Bru
  • Wednesday 17 sep - Dominique Persoone
  • Friday 19 sep - Dave De Belder



A stand offering a large pallet of souvenirs, accessories and sports wear of the European Summer Games can also be found.

Unified Sports & Gastronomy Program

Sunday 14 Sep

  • 10:00  Lighting of the Flame of Hope and official opening of Olympic Town followed by reception
  • 11:00  Yoga session
  • 12:00 Unified restaurant with Dahny Ros
  • Afternoon  High Five dance and G-football (Berchem-Lierse)

Monday 15 Sep

  • 12:00 Unified restaurant with Christer Elfvling

Tuesday 16 Sep

  • 12:00 Unified restaurant with Wout Bru

Wednesday 17 Sep

  • 10:30 Netball Competition
  • 12:00 Unified restaurant with Viki Geunes
  • Afternoon  G-Hockey tournament – Victory/Dragons

Thursday 18 Sep

  • 12:00 Unifief restaurant with Dominique Persoone

Friday 19 Sep

  • 12:00 Unifief restaurant with Dave De Belder
  • Afternoon  Demo G-football
  • 19:00  Extinguishing of the Flame of Hope

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