RCI St. Lucia
posted on August 06, 2015 16:24
Saint Lucia's team returned home from the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California, USA on Wednesday, August 5, after what has been described as the best performance ever at that event.
The group won 20 medals including two team gold medals, three individual gold, a team silver, 11 individual silver, and three individual bronze medals.
The athletes and officials were treated to an official reception at Hewanorra International Airport, having been met and congratulated by a contingent including Prime Minister & Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning & Social Security Dr. Kenny Anthony.
In his brief remarks, after individually greeting every member of the team, he went on to expound on the importance of their achievements.
He encouraged a national embrace of the Special Olympics team, and concluded by indicating that he hopes to invite them to the Prime Minister's Official Residence in the near future to thank them on behalf of the country.