Second-generation Kennedy in town for lighting of flame

The lighting of the flame for the Special Olympics, to open in Japan on February 26 for the VIII Winter Games, was attended in Athens by Special Olympics President Timothy Kennedy-Shriver, son of Eunice Shriver, the sister of John F. Kennedy who founded the Games with her husband Sargent Shriver, in memory of her sister, the late Rosemary Kennedy, who recently died in a home for the disabled in Wisconsin. So far Timothy has stayed out of politics and has devoted himself to the Special Olympics. It was an opportunity for the new US ambassador in Athens, Charles P. Ries, to hold the first reception of his term at his home in Athens, holding a dinner immediately after the lighting of the flame at the Zappeion Hall for all those who contribute to the Special Olympics in Greece.

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