Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Olympiades du Vivre Ensemble

Saturday was a coldish, rainy and windy day for the 5th 'living together' olympiad which was held at Montbauron stadium and swimming pool (the latter is just about visible in the distance in the second photo). It is a day of competition and enjoying other people's company for both mentally and physically handicapped people. VDP just wishes that the weather had been better for all those who came... and also for the photos!

Samedi il faisait frais, pluvieux et venteux pour les 5èmes Olympiades du Vivre Ensemble organisées au stade et à la piscine Montbauron (cette dernière est juste visible à l'arrière-plan de la deuxième photo). C'est une journée de compétition et de plaisir pour les personnes handicapées et les autres. VDP aurait aimé que tous ceux qui sont venus puissent profiter d'un temps plus printanier, pour eux... et pour les photos !

23 comments:

William Kendall said...

I've seen people racing on bikes rather similar to those. They can get really fast when they want to. You capture the track well!

Lowell said...

That's too bad about the weather but it's one element that cannot be controlled. Your photos are excellent, though. Love that first one. I'd like to own one of those "bikes." Sounds like a wonderful event for all concerned.

Randy said...

These are always such wonderful events.

Bob Crowe said...

But you get nice, saturated photos on cloudy days. No harsh shadows. Looks like the event was well attended.

Bob Crowe said...

But you get nice, saturated photos on cloudy days. No harsh shadows. Looks like the event was well attended.

Taken For Granted said...

I'm so glad to see your excellent photos of this event. My friend maintains all the bicycles for the bike races at the Iowa Special Olympics. Everyone involved has a great time. All are winners.

Michelle said...

Looks like a fantastic event!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific event and I, too, am so glad to see your photos! And, yes, it is indeed a wonderful event for all concerned! I worked with the disabled for three years when these programs were just getting started for them and what a long way they have come!! Thank you!!

Lynette said...

Even with not the best weather, events like this make great memories for so many people. Thanks for getting this photos to share!

Jack said...

I like the curves in the top photo.

Small City Scenes said...

I wish the weather would have been nice too. everyone enjoyed themselves though I am sure. MB

Olivier said...

superbe post, une tres belle initiative, j'adore

llandudnopictures said...

Despite the weather, it looks like everyone had a great time!

Bergson said...

belle initiative

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm sure almost everyone had a grand time in spite of the weather. I would have, for sure!

Lois said...

I think the pictures turned out well despite the weather! It looks like a wonderful event.

Halcyon said...

Too bad about the weather, but it's nice to see so many people came out anyway. All of our athletes should be appreciated and celebrated! :)

Sharon Anck said...

Too bad about the weather but, this looks like a wonderful event.

VP said...

The weather looks like our last July...

RedPat said...

I'm sure that the competitors enjoyed themselves despite the weather!

Tanya Breese said...

what a great event!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I have a feeling this would have been a joyous occasion whatever the weather Ciel..

Stefan Jansson said...

I'm sure everyone enjoyed the day despite the cold weather.