Special Olympics Australia has just announced that it will host the inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in December 2013, in Newcastle, NSW.
Details here: Special Olympics Australia - Asia Pacific Games
Well done SO Australia, and Newcastle ... all the very best for your preparations and a grand event!
The announcement was made at the Sydney Opera House - and Mel Eustace and Chris Bunton (who both represented Australia at the World Games in Athens last year) already have their photos with the Governor General in the press here, on the Governor General's website, and amongst the 45 really fabulous photos in the Special Olympics Australia Facebook albums.
All of the media, including TV coverage, and parliamentary responses are on this Special Olympics webpage.