Kōrero: Disability and disability organisations

First Special Olympics

First Special Olympics

Olympic gold medallist John Walker and special Olympian Gordon Llewellyn carry the Olympic flame at New Zealand's first Special Olympics in 1985. Held in Lower Hutt, the event attracted more than 700 athletes, who competed in events including track and field, swimming and indoor bowls.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1985/1501
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Martin Sullivan, 'Disability and disability organisations - Sports organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29181/first-special-olympics (accessed 30 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Martin Sullivan, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018