One hundred Special Olympics Egypt athletes took part in sports and entertainment events in an Egyptian resort area as part of a push to promote tourism in the country. The athletes participated in the initiative organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sport under the name “Know Your Country.”

From 27 to 31 January, Special Olympics Egypt held the four-day camp in the resort area of Sharm El-Sheikh under the slogan “Egypt Peace.” The athletes took part in many activities such as a Unified Marathon, open water swimming and other social, entertainment and sport activities which provide opportunities for the athletes to move off the sidelines and into the game both in sports and in life.

The athletes had a lot of fun and enjoyed the warm weather and the activities. The athletes presence helped the Egyptian government send a message to the world that Egypt’s tourist destinations are safe and to encourage visitors to see its many beautiful and historic places.