Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

World Winter Games re-named 'Gareth's Games'

Thu, 31 Jan 2013

The Organising Committee of the Special Olympics have taken the decision to re-name these games in tribute to local competitor Gareth Cowin, who died yesterday.


The World Winter Games have been re-named ‘Gareth’s Games’ in his memory.

25 year old Gareth passed away yesterday morning after battling a deadly virus he contracted upon arriving for the event in South Korea.


In a further tribute ribbons have been produced for athletes from all the competing countries to wear during the closing ceremony.

Whilst the team are very upset they’re going out to play the rest of their games for Gareth.


Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed