Remarks: 2001 World Games

2001 World Winter Games

Special Olympics

Closing Ceremonies

Anchorage, Alaska

March 2001

This week, here in beautiful Alaska, we have seen the best in sports-

The best volunteers!

The best families! The best sponsors!

And the best athletes in the world!!

Athletes, you pledged that you would be proud to play. You have fulfilled your pledge as our heroes, and the world of Special Olympics thanks you.





We must all go home now. Let us remember our days in Alaska, and let us resolve to bring the skill and sharing and joy back to all our special friends in Alaska, and back to the 80 countries you Special Olympians are representing here tonight. To the people of Alaska-I say, you have created the best winter games in the history of Special Olympics.

Congratulations! Thank you! You are heroes all!!!