Host Town Program

Host Town Program

Special Olympics and their Games are about much more than medals, personal bests and records.
The goals of the 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games are to favour the integration of people with intellectual disabilities and help breaking taboos, hoping to create a long-term impact on the attitude of society towards intellectual disability. From this point of view the Host Town Program has played an important role in promoting inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

Between September 9 and 13, 50 Belgian cities and towns welcome the 57 foreign delegations.
Hundreds of local volunteers offer the athletes and coaches a few days of rest and training facilities but most of all a discovery of the region and the people of the Host Town. The friendship forged, and the mutual respect cultivated during these days, will last a lifetime.

Host Town Activities

  Date

Activities

  9 september 2014

  Delegations arrive in Belgium 
  Transfer to their Host Towns

  10 september 2014

  Host Town Activities;  click here for an overview

  11 september 2014

  Host Town Activities;  click here for an overview

  12 september 2014

  Host Town Activities;  click here for an overview

  13 september 2014

  Transfer to the Olympic Village (Mol)

Participating Host Towns

Host town Delegation Participants
Fosses-La-Ville Albanië 14
Heusden-Zolder Andorra 29
Hoeilaart Armenië 12
Lommel Azerbaijan 70
Tienen Belarus 37
Harelbeke Bosnië & Herzegovina 16
Doornik Bulgarije 26
Leuven Cyprus 30
Overijse Denemarken 38
Duitstalige gemeenschap Duitsland 100
Ingelmunster Estland 16
Beveren Finland 55
Brussel, stad Frankrijk 74
Gedinne Georgië 24
La Louvière Gibraltar / Portugal 20 / 38
Luik Griekenland 77
Ecausssinnes Hongarije 86
Geel Ierland / Roemenië 64 / 28
Kortrijk Ijsland 47
Balen Isle of Man 27
Aywaille Kazakstan 58
Brasschaat Kirgizische Republiek  17
Borsbeek Kosovo (Under UNSCR 1244/99) 8
Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Londerzeel, Meise Kroatië 21
Boechout Letland 36
Sint Agatha-Berchem Liechtenstein 16
Hove, Lier, Mortsel Litouwen 49
Aalst Luxemburg 40
Essen Macedonië (F.Y.R) 19
Turnhout Malta 53
Oud-Turnhout Moldavië 17
Wingene Monaco 39
Duffel Montenegro 11
Sint Niklaas Nederland 59
Hechtel-Eksel Noorwegen 24
Ternat Oekraïne 29
Jette Oezbekistan 35
Herve Polen 90
Antwerpen Rusland / Groot Brittannië / Israël 140 / 72 / 43
Zaventem San Marino 8
Aarschot, Begijnendijk, Rotselaar, Tremelo Servië 68
Alken Slovakije 25
Kasterlee, Dessel, Retie Slovenië 30
Vilvoorde Spanje 67
Sint Joost-ten-Node Tajikistan 11
Halle Tsjechië 33
Genk Turkije 58
Charleroi Turkmenistan 29
Hasselt Zweden 55
Mechelen Zwitserland 52

 

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