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Riverdance Set Designer Robert Ballagh at rehearsals for the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics 2003, Croke Park, Dublin

The Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games on June 21st in Croke Park, Dublin marked the beginning of the largest sporting event in the world in 2003.

 

The spectacular Opening Ceremony saw international stars from the worlds of showbiz and sport join together with 7,000 athletes from over 160 international delegations to collectively celebrate their achievement at reaching the final of the 2003 World Summer Games.

 

For the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics, Riverdance assembled over one hundred dancers to perform in the longest troupe line ever seen in an Irish dance show.

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Taken on November 17, 2010