On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este attended the opening of the 32nd Edition of the Jeux Nationaux Special Olympics in Ghent.
According to the Belgian royal court and the newspaper, L’Avenir over:
“….3,700 athletes will participate in 19 sports events over the next three days. Unlike the Paralympics, which are intended for elite athletes with a physical disability, “National Special Olympics” are open to athletes of all levels with an intellectual disability. These athletes are supervised daily by 1,200 coaches and many volunteers.”
Photo courtesy of La Monarchie Belge