A number of MCAST students have participated in the first ever Special Olympic Invitational Games. These games were held locally in diverse locations between the 14th of May and the 18th of May 2022.
MCAST students participated in diverse sports disciplines including, athletics, aquatics, table tennis, bocce, bowling, and football. A water polo game was also held during this event.
Amanda Dimech, a senior lecturer at the ICS Sports Department, Team Manager of the Women’s Football National team and Head Coach of the Special Olympics Athletics argued, “That this was the first time that the Maltese contingent won so many medals in Olympic competition”, she said, “that it was impressive that all MCAST students participated in all disciplines and managed to secure medals and perform well in all disciplines”.
Students following the BSc Honors in Sport, Exersise and Health at the College, also helped during the event. This proved to be a valuable learning experience for them and will certainly help them in their future careers within the industry.
A total of 23 countries, including Malta took part in these Special Olympic games.
Malta achieved 64 total gold medals, 61 silver medals, and 67 bronze medals. A good number of MCAST students secured medals in different sports disciplines.