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Olimpiadas Especiales América Latina es parte de Special Olympics, una organización internacional dedicada a promover la inclusión de las personas con discapacidad intelectual a través del deporte.

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marzo 18, 2015 | Latin America: Mexico

Im Fernendo Rios and Im a Champion

By Paola Martinelli

Fernando Rios Mexico

Fernando Rios Duran was born in Villa Avila Camacho, Xicotepec - Puebla on April 7, 1995. His parents are Mrs. Gaona Epiphany Duran and Juan Vargas Rios.Fernando has a mild intellectual disability. When he was born he presented hypoxia, which resulted in disabilities in his motor development.View Story Fernando Rios Duran was born in Villa Avila Camacho, Xicotepec - Puebla on April 7, 1995. His parents are Mrs. Gaona Epiphany Duran and Juan Vargas Rios.Fernando has a mild intellectual disability. When he was born he presented hypoxia, which resulted in disabilities in his motor development. Fernando began his story in Special Olympics in a event organized by the Movement near his school zone. He started participating in athletics, basketball and swimming – his current sport.His family, teachers and friends are very pleased with the accomplishments that Fernando has had thanks to his perseverance and effort. Fernando is very excited and he cannot believe that he will be traveling by plane; it is the first time he will travel by plane. He is also very excited to know another country and what motivates him the most is that he will make friends with people from different parts of the world.

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marzo 18, 2015 | Latin America: Mexico

I am Ana Victoria and I am a Champion

By Paola Martinelli

Ana Victoria

My name is Ana Victoria Garcia Alvarado, was born on August 6, 1990 in the city of Zacatecas, Mexico. I am a long-awaited daughter X of my parents, and the youngest in my family.View Story My name is Ana Victoria Garcia Alvarado, was born on August 6, 1990 in the city of Zacatecas, Mexico. I am a long-awaited daughter X of my parents, and the youngest in my family. When I was born my mom was told I was carrying trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). My mother started taking me to the center for Early Intervention where I was given physical therapy to strengthen the muscles of my body, speech therapy, with all the early stimulation. My mom called so I could join special courses by Special Olympics of Mexico. I joined class of gymnastics, that's how I started my training in the sport. Starting with psycho-motor exercises to strengthen basic motor skills. As a Mexican athlete I think the way to recognize that we, athletes with intellectual disability, is to give more and better dissemination of our achievements and performance during competitions in which we participate.

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marzo 18, 2015 | Latin America: Panamá

Generals of the Unified Basketball Tournament

By Maryorie Patiño

La liga se ha hecho especialmente para preparar al equipo de Baloncesto Unificado que viajará a Los Angeles a los juegos mundiales.

The preparatory league for the unified basketball team to go to the World Summer Games, Los Angeles 2015, continues.View Story The preparatory league for the unified basketball team to go to the World Summer Games, Los Angeles 2015, continues. This March 7 the third and fourth games of the tournament were performed leaving at the head of the table The Generals, representatives of the General Bank. In the first game The Generals defeated The Crickets 55 points by 37, making another 50 points on your score. In the second game The Braves the Special Olympics team in preparation defeated The Roosters 58 points by 55, making their first 50 points.

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marzo 18, 2015 | Latin America: Panamá

Special Olympics Panama signs agreement with National Police

By Maryorie Patiño

Special Olympics Athletes with the Deputy Director of the National Police and the Secretary General of Special Olympics Panama.

On March 6 Special Olympics Panama, formalized its mutual cooperation agreement with the National Police.View Story On March 6 Special Olympics Panama, formalized its mutual cooperation agreement with the National Police. With this agreement, we will work together at the national level towards people with special abilities and thus ensure better training opportunities and quality competition, making sports become a means of development, and also a platform that enables communities to learn the skills that athletes possess. The agreement was signed by several Special Olympics athletes and also the Secretary General of Special Olympics Panama, Angel Hoo and the Deputy Director of the National Police, Javier Castillo and other representatives of the parties present.

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marzo 11, 2015 | Latin America: Mexico

I'm Fernendo Rios and I'm a Champion

By Paola Martinelli

Fernando started participating in athletics, basketball and swimming – his current sport. His family, teachers and friends are very pleased with the accomplishments that Fernando has had thanks to his perseverance and effort.View Story Fernando Rios Duran was born in Villa Avila Camacho, Xicotepec - Puebla on April 7, 1995. His parents are Mrs. Gaona Epiphany Duran and Juan Vargas Rios. Fernando has a mild intellectual disability. When he was born he presented hypoxia, which resulted in disabilities in his motor development. Fernando began his story in Special Olympics in a event organized by the Movement near his school zone. He started participating in athletics, basketball and swimming – his current sport. His family, teachers and friends are very pleased with the accomplishments that Fernando has had thanks to his perseverance and effort. Fernando is very excited and he cannot believe that he will be traveling by plane; it is the first time he will travel by plane. He is also very excited to know another country and what motivates him the most is that he will make friends with people from different parts of the world.

About Paola Martinelli:Directora Nacional de Comunicación y Mercadotecnia
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