Special Olympics GB squad go through final prep in St Albans

B L-R Asst head of delegation Emily Onley, asst gym manager Sam Hart, head athletic coach Ellen Bald

B L-R Asst head of delegation Emily Onley, asst gym manager Sam Hart, head athletic coach Ellen Baldwin, Mitchell Camp, asst athletic coach Eddie McCloone, Steven Bryce F L-R Leslie Morgan, Jordan Okonta, Jennifer Kitchener, Daniel Wolff - Credit: Archant

The Special Olympics Great Britain team descended on St Albans at the weekend for their final squad training ahead of the World Summer Games.

This year’s games, the 14th edition of the event, are taking place in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 2.

It is the first time in 16 years that the games have been held in America.

More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries are expected to compete across 28 sports, with an expected 500,000 spectators and around 30,000 volunteers at the event.

The SOGB squad trained at Westminster Lodge on Saturday while the equestrian team were given the use of the facilities at Oaklands College.


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