Latin America

Special Olympics Latin America is part of Special Olympics, an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

Stories from Latin America


марта 17, 2014 | Latin America: Argentina

Unified Sports-Coach

By Mario Madrid

Throughout the course of the event I managed to capture everything that depicts the word "unified".View Story Our first Balcarce 2013 Unified Sports tournament left us a clear message without prejudice that with love and with great teamwork we can all achieve. Throughout the course of the event I managed to capture everything that depicts the word "unified". All athletes formed a great team of people with joy, commitment and eager to share. They gave their maximum effort; if not, they were brave trying. Thanks for letting me be part of a beautiful Special Olympics program.

About Mario Madrid:I teach physical education in the cities of Mar del Plata and Balcarce. Working with both conventional students and students with intellectual disabilities. I enjoy my work and I have been fortunate to participate in sports, travels, and training for coaches. I am very proud and happy to work for Special Olympics.
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марта 17, 2014 | Latin America: Argentina

Unified Sports-Athlete

By Josefina Endler

I hope another tournament soon because I had a great time with my partner and my teacher who is cool.View Story Noelia Lugo seemed to me to be having fun and i really liked her super pass in the tournament. I hope another tournament soon because I had a great time with my partner and my teacher who is "cool". Happy New Year to you. Kisses to Maria and Noe I am a Special Olympics Athlete and live in the city of Balcarce.

About Josefina Endler:I am a Special Olympics Athlete and live in the city of Balcarce.
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марта 17, 2014 | Latin America: Argentina

Unified Sports- Unified Partner

By Josefina Endler

I loved my colleagues, we like being with the kids, from the beginning of meeting until the end we had a good time!View Story I loved my colleagues, we like being with the kids, from the beginning of meeting until the end we had a good time! We learned a lot. They taught us many things, how to play different forms of games and more. I felt comfortable with them and hopefully next year we can continue to work.

About Josefina Endler:I volunteer in the city of Balcarce.
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марта 17, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

Unified Team of Guanajuato

By Paola Martinelli

From a base of 26 players who are part of local Lions Club programs and San Francisco del Rincón a selection of 18 players 10 Football players and 8 Special athletes was formed to take part in the two football tournaments.View Story From a base of 26 players who are part of local Lions Club programs and San Francisco del Rincón a selection of 18 players 10 Football players and 8 Special athletes was formed to take part in the two football tournaments in Banchetto Football field 7 in the July-September and September-November 2013 period. The second half of the Special Olympics Unified Team was adjourned. With this type of equipment we athletes with intellectual disabilities and without intellectual disabilities live together, train and learn from each other. Thank you very much to British Council and Premier Skills that supported the training process, as well as support the Unified football project during 2012.

About Paola Martinelli:National Marketing and Communications Manager
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марта 18, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

Play Unified to Live Unified

By Paola Martinelli

Athletes Celebrating EKS Day

Special Olympics Mexico, Colima, celebrated EKS Day with a bowling exhibition game in which athletes demonstrated the techniques and skills learned in this sport.View Story Special Olympics Mexico, Colima, celebrated EKS Day with a bowling exhibition game in which athletes demonstrated the techniques and skills learned in this sport. In attendance was the Director of the Institute of Sport, Colima, Engineer David Ballesteros Peralta, as well as Engineer Raquel Avalos Delgadillo, Paralympic Sport Coordinator. The Director of the Institute of Colima was impressed and requested a unified friendly bowling tournament between employees of the Institute of Sport and Special Olympics Athletes of Colima. After the exhibition sport athletes, volunteers and family enjoyed a delicious Mexican food.

About Paola Martinelli:National Manager of Communications and Marketing
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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Event

Location

май 8, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Inter-Institutional Swimming Tournament

Special Olympic Paraguay´s athletes will participate in an Inter-Institutional Swimming Tournament with athletes from other institutions of the city. The event will take place in the Pool of the Sports Club from Puerto Sajonia.
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Club Deportivo de Puerto SajoniaAsunción
PARAGUAY

май 16, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Inter-Institutional Athletics Tournament

Special Olympics Paraguay´s athletes will participate in an Athletics Inter-Institutional Tournament taking place in Asunción City. The event will include participants from schools and institutions across the city.
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Colegio Cristo ReyAsunción
PARAGUAY

май 21 - 23 2014

Healthy Athletes Clinic - Paraguay

Special Olympics Paraguay´s Healthy Athletes Clinic will receive and estimate of 800 athletes from Special Education Institutions and Sports Club of the capital city Asunción. The Healthy Athletes Clinic will offer health screenings to the athletes in the areas of: MedFest (sports physical exam), Fit Feet (podiatry), Opening Eyes (vision) and Health Promotion (better health and well-being).
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Centro de Educación Inclusiva N.1 Máximo ArellanoAsunción
PARAGUAY


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