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Italy

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.  
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Italy Contact Info

via di Decima 40
00144 Roma, Italy

+39 06 522 46 4845
+39 06 522 46 4846

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Upcoming Events

  • May
    20
    5-a-Side Special Olympics Unified Football Tourney
    May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016
     
    Rome
    ITALY
    5-a-Side Special Olympics Unified Football Tourney

    Against the backdrop of the breath taking setting of St Peter's Oratory in Rome, Special Olympics will demonstrate the power of sport to create a Unified world. Teams from all over Italy and Europe made up of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities, will compete in the Special Olympics 5-a-side Unified Football Tourney from May 20th to May 22nd. The teams will come from Hungary, Lithuania, France, Poland as well as four teams from Italy: Team Piemante, Team Lazio, Albano Primavera and Team Sardegena. Each team is made up of nine players (5 Special Olympics athletes and 4 team mates without intellectual disabilities). The teams will also be accompanied by 24 coaches and 50 family members cheering them on.

    For more information
    Contact: Stella Vernole
    Email: stella.vernole@gmail.com

    May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016
     
    St Peter's Oratory
    Rome
    ITALY
  • May
    26
    UEFA Champions Festival
    May 26, 2016
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Rome
    ITALY
    UEFA Champions Festival

    Every year UEFA host a four day festival celebrating the best of the beautiful game of soccer. And each year this event includes a 5-a-side tournament between Special Olympics footballers. The purpose is to demonstrate to the European football communities the skills and capabilities of athletes with intelletual disabilities. The 2016 event will take place in the stunning setting of the courtyard of the Castello Sforzesco in Rome, Italy. On May 26th, 30 athletes will play on a 5-a-side astro turf pitch set up there. This free four day event includes entertainment, music and football themed events. There will be photo exhibition of the best football photography from across the region. It will include images from Special Olympics events.

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    Contact: Alessandra Sanna
    Email: alessandrasanna@hotmail.com

    May 26, 2016
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Courtyard of the Castello Sforzesco
    Rome
    ITALY
  • Sep
    16
    European Rhthmic Gymnastics Seminar
    Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
     
    Milan
    ITALY
    European Rhthmic Gymnastics Seminar

    Gymnastic coaches for Special Olympics across Europe will gather to share best practice and strategise on how to develop the sport further across the region.

    For more information
    Contact: Alessandra Sanna
    Email: alessandrasanna@hotmail.com

    Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
     
    TBC
    Milan
    ITALY
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