Former South African President Nelson Mandela and Arnold Schwarzenegger have teamed up to promote the Special Olympics.
On Thursday, they took a ferry from Cape Town harbor to Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years as a prisoner, to light a Special Olympics torch. Robben Island prison has since been turned into a museum.
"With the lighting of this flame of hope, we hope that we can tear down the walls of prejudice, the walls of ignorance, that we can include people of intellectual disability and make them part of our society," Schwarzenegger told schoolchildren and athletes.
The Special Olympics is hoping to recruit an additional 100,000 African athletes by 2005.