Special Olympics Luxembourg has announced that it is hosting the National Games Athletics at Deich Stadium in Ettelbruck on Saturday 9 July 2022.

Following a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the various restrictions, the outdoor athletics competitions of Special Olympics Luxembourg will return this Saturday with the National Games Athletics.

About 50 athletes from Luxembourg and Belgium will take part in various athletics competitions, ranging from walking (50m) to running over 1500m, from throwing the ball to throwing the mini-javelin, including the long jump with and without momentum.

The morning will be devoted to "divisioning", a system specific to Special Olympics and after these test competitions, the participants will be grouped in finals, homogeneous on the basis of the results achieved in the morning. These finals, along with the medal ceremony, will take place in the afternoon, as will the 4x100m relay.

The event will go ahead as a result of the support of about 20 volunteers.