Special Olympics Cobequid

Anthony James

Last year when Anthony James was going to SO National Summer Games in Antigonish as part of the Team NS athletics squad, he indicated that he wanted to come home with a medal, and that one day he wanted to run for Canada.  At Nationals Anthony won a gold and two silver medals in his three sprint events and was chosen to the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, which both won bronze.  

Anthony was selected to Team Canada and on March 7 will travel to Special Olympics World Games 2019 in the United Arab Emirates

https://www.abudhabi2019.org/   where there will be 7000 athletes from 177 countries participating in 24 sports.  500,000 spectators are expected.  

Upon arrival Anthony will go to Dubai for a four-day Host Town program, touring and learning about the UAE's culture.  Following his divisioning races there March 12-13, he will be in Abu Dhabi for Opening Ceremonies on March 14.  Anthony will compete in his 100m and 200m sprints and the 4x100m relay during athletics competition in Dubai March 17-20.  Closing Ceremonies are March 21.  

Anthony has been committed to his training over the past several years for both Team NS and Team Canada.  He appreciates the enthusiasm and support of many people in our community including his Hornets teammates. 

Anthony, we wish you well.