Minister for Sport, Steven Linares, yesterday sent his best wishes to the Gibraltar Darts Association who are competing in the 14th Darts Mediterranean Cup in Ankara, Turkey this week.
The Special Olympics European Football Week with support from UEFA Respect is getting under way in Gibraltar from May 18th to May 26th 2013. More than 15 athletes from Special Olympics Gibraltar will participate in two events.
Anne Risso of Special Olympics Gibraltar explained that the week ‘aims to bring together the entire European Football community, in order to create more opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in football. Across Europe more than 50,000 athletes will participate in 400 events across 50 countries supported by UEFA and National Football Federations and Clubs. 37 National Football Federations and more than 60 Football Clubs across Europe including Global Football Team Ambassadors Celtic FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Serie A Inter Milan. Italian Serie A and B, Polish Extraklasa, Hungarian NB I - OTP Bank Liga, Duch Juplier League and Finish Veikkausliiga will also support European Football Week and hold clinics and training sessions for players with intellectual disabilities’.
During his visit to Gibraltar, the Austrian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland His Excellency Dr Emil Brix, made a courtesy call to His Excellency the Governor Sir Adrian Johns.
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo was last week interviewed by German newspaper Frankfurter Allegmeine Zeitung correspondent Leo Wieland, in Madrid. Responding to questions on the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht Mr. Picardo explained that the treaty does not give cause for celebration, ‘as, among other reasons, it was formulated in a highly discriminatory manner. For example, it does not allow Jews or Moors to settle there. For this reason, this is a year of commemoration of a historic moment but not an occasion to set off fireworks.’