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The Official Emblem & Mascots for 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics World Winter Games announced

May 12, 2011

2013 World Winter Games Logo

Official logo of Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013

For Immediate Release

The Special Olympics World Winter Games Organizing Committee Pyeongchang 2013 announced its official emblem and mascots at Timesquare, Yeongdeungpo in Seoul where Kyung Won Na, Congresswoman, Brady Lum, President of Special Olympics International, Yiruma, Pianist, Jin-ho Kim, professional swimmer, Kyung-joo Nam, Actor and 200 Special Olympics supporters also attended.

2013 Special Olympics’ appointed good-will ambassadors, Yiruma and Jin-Ho Kim performed the songs “Never ending story” and “Memories” from the musical Cats. This performance exemplified the spirit of 2013 Pyeogchang “Together We Can.”

The official emblem of the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics is an abstract figure of a running person, which represents passion and joy. It uses four different colors, in which each different color has unique meaning:  yellow indicates hope and happiness, pink represents love and passion, green embodies trust and clean energy, and blue indicates a positive vision for the future.The official emblem therefore represents people coming together with passion and wishing for the success of the 2013 Special Olympics.

Ra (blue asiatic black bear) In (red sheep), Bow (green sheepdog) are the mascots of the 2013 Special Olympics. These animals are the natural treasures of the Gangwon province, delivering passion and courage to people with and without intellectual disabilities throughout their journey toward the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics World Winter Games.

The announcement of the emblem and mascots will fuel the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics World Winter Games Organizing Committee to further promote the 2013 Special Olympics.

About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly 3.5 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs.  Special Olympics now takes place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in places like China and from regions like the Middle East to the community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighborhood’s backyard.  Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities

continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.

CONTACT:
Communications, 2013 Special Olympics Pyeongchang Organizing Committee
Phone: 02)725-2013
mingwah@naver.com

Special Olympics
Mandy Murphy
Phone:             1-202-824-0227     
mamurphy@specialolympics.org


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