The second day of Host Town brought incredible views of the island of Rodos, which is Greece’s largest island. Wisconsin’s athletes and coaches began the day training in their sports, both at a venue up against the sea coast line. Today’s breeze was spectacular, so the heat was easier to experience.
Team USA then took a one-hour convoy of motor coaches to another location along the coast line to experience a part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run as the Flame of Hope™ made its way to Lindos. This location was a spectacular spot for photo opportunities as the bluest water you could ever see met up with mountains that exposed Greece’s ancient structures and countless little shops that athletes could purchase a piece to hold on to their memory of the Host Town adventure.
The team turned in early tonight as tomorrow will be a long day of training, followed by another Flame of Hope® ceremony at the Ancient Stadium, finishing with a 15-hour ferry boat ride to Athens with the Law Enforcement delegation from around the world!
By Kelly Kloepping, Special Olympics Wisconsin Vice President, Communications
Officer Kathy Schult, Milwaukee Police Department, was on the team carrying the Flame of Hope™ to Rodos to meet up with Team USA