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Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

A Final Leg team of 40 members including police officers from across Australia as well as New Zealand and Hong Kong, Special Olympics athletes, and support personnel, served as Guardians of the Flame® as they ran the Flame of Hope™ around the Hunter Region.

To symbolise the significant contribution of law enforcement and the inclusion of Special Olympics athletes in this unified Torch Run, the Final Leg Team conducted extensive runs and ceremonies in Host Town Program communities in the region to heighten awareness of Special Olympics and the Asia Pacific Games.

The Final Leg Team safely delivered the Flame of Hope™ to the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games Opening Ceremony at Hunter Stadium, Newcastle on Sunday 1 December 2013.