This is so exciting... I'm a Singaporean living in Singapore and on a personal note, I'm so proud that my country is hosting this very important event. This is probably the closest we get to hosting anything related to the Olympics, as we're a small country and it's impossible that we try to bid to host an Olympics.
But what's even more exciting is Queen Sofia is in Spore!!! I hope i get a chance to see her!
The King Mr. Juan Carlos visits a catamaran adapted for disabled 4 July 2005 13:05 MADRID (EUROPE PRESS)
The King Mr. Juan Carlos visited on Saturday the Italian catamaran 'It spirito I gave Stella' in an initiative promoted by the Coordinating Confederation of Disabled Physicists of the Valencian Community.
The catamaran, that is unique in its characteristics of accessibility for people with disability in the world, owes its name and creation to Andrea Stella, enthusiastic regatista, that suffered five years ago an accident in Miami in which after receiving two shots remained parapléjico, what obliged to utilize a chair of wheels, but neither much less to abandon its fondness by the sea.
After this fateful fact, Andrea decided, together al remainder of the crew, to build a catamaran with all the adaptations required so that was an embarkation in which any person with mobility reduced could wander in an autonomous way and even to conduct it.
The Spanish monarch, dress with the attire of regatista, al arrived yacht Club from Valencia first thing in the morning in the morning, being received by the crew of 'It spirito I gave Stella' and by the president of the confederation. After contemplating the totally accessible installations of this catamaran, maintained a relaxed chat with all the assistants and was interested especially by technical elements as ramps elevadoras and, in general, all those services adapted that facilitate the navigation to the people with disability.
Al term of the event, all the assistants declared again its gratitude al King Mr. Juan Carlos for all its support, to what responded with a "would lack more, what do lack". The Spanish monarch, that is found disputing in Valencia the seventh edition of the Trophy of Its Majesty the Queen Mrs Sofía, took advantage of the occasion to declare its support once more al collective of the disability.
The King of Spain will preside tomorrow at the delivery of the royal offices to the officials who conclude their studies in the General Academy of the Air, in San Javier, reported the Defense Department.
At the act there will be present also the minister of Defense, Jose Bono, the president of the Autonomous Community of Murcia, Ramon Luis Valcárcel, and other civil and military authorities.