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марта 18, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Nippon (Japan)

Running Unified for a "truly enjoyable 42.195km"

By Sayaka Sonobe

Kosuke Ide (right) together with his running partner Junya Nishi, at the Osaka Marathon in October 2013.

Special Olympics Nippon athlete Kosuke Ide completed his second marathon in Osaka last year, thanks to consistent training and support from his local running club.View Story Special Olympics Nippon athlete Kosuke Ide completed his second marathon in Osaka last year, thanks to consistent training and support from his local running club. Each athlete is paired with a partner, ensuring the athlete's condition and running pace is monitored during the run. Kosuke’s partner is Mr. Junya Nishi, a Special Olympics Nippon volunteer. Mr. Nishi’s biggest motivation is seeing an athlete’s growth in sport, unleashing his capabilities. Despite his busy work schedule, Mr. Nishi made time to train with Kosuke, for both athlete and partner to get used to each other. On Kosuke’s performance, Mr. Nishi was thrilled: “We ran toward the goal with Kosuke. We were teammates. It was a truly enjoyable 42.195km.” As for Kosuke, he wants to attempt another race in 2014.

About Sayaka Sonobe:Staff of Special Olympics Nippon.
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марта 18, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Bangladesh

First Unified Sports Fest for Special Olympics Bangladesh

By Karyn Tan

Special Olympics Bangladesh held its first Unified Sports Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over 100 Special Olympics Bangladesh athletes and Partners competed in Football and Cricket over the two days.View Story With the support of the Kim Samuel Sports Grant, Special Olympics Bangladesh held its first Unified Sports Festival from 16 to 17 August 2013 at Gulshan Youth Club Grounds, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over 100 Special Olympics Bangladesh athletes and Partners competed in Football and Cricket over the two days. The Bangladesh Cricket Board and Bangladesh Football Federation also assisted by sending referees and umpires to officiate at the festival. According to Special Olympics Bangladesh National Director, Faruqul Islam, “We’re pleased to work towards an inclusive community with our first Unified Sports event. It is the start of more opportunities to come, to show equality lies on and off the playing field.”

About Karyn Tan:Communications Manager for Asia Pacific region.
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июля 11, 2013 | Asia Pacific: Pakistan

Как Специальная Олимпиада Пакистана изменила мой образ жизни

By Jasmine

Здравствуйте, меня зовут Жасмин. Я участвую в играх Специальной Олимпиады на протяжении 8 лет. До того, как присоединится к спортсменам-олимпийцам, я была очень нерешительной и застенчивой.View Story Здравствуйте, меня зовут Жасмин. Я участвую в играх Специальной Олимпиады на протяжении 8 лет. До того, как присоединится к спортсменам-олимпийцам, я была очень нерешительной и застенчивой. Благодаря упорной работе моих любимых делегаций Специальной Олимпиады Пакистана и персоналу я обрела уверенность. В 2007 году я поехала в Китай для участия в летних играх и дважды стала золотым призером по плаванию. Благодаря тяжелой работе в 2007 году я стала участником программы «Лидерство в спорте», а в 2011 году посетила конференции ALPS в Сингапуре. В настоящее время я работаю в департаменте ALPS Специальной Олимпиады и стала членом спортивного совета. Также я тренирую новых спортсменов, которые страдают немотой, и мне это очень нравится. Я думаю, какой бы стала моя жизнь без Специальной Олимпиады. Все мы, спортсмены, должны осознавать, как упорно работают наши делегации днем и ночью для всех нас.

About Jasmine:Я ❤ Специальной Олимпиады Пакистан.
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июля 11, 2013 | Asia Pacific: Myanmar

Гостеприимный Майанмар

By Donna de Varona

Я хочу поделиться своими впечатлениями о поездке на игры Специальной Олимпиады в Майанмаре. Мне посчастливилось познакомиться с программой HQ в Янгоне и встретиться с директором Кьо Хтутом и членом исполнительного комитета Тейном Уином.View Story Я хочу поделиться своими впечатлениями о поездке на игры Специальной Олимпиады в Майанмаре. Мне посчастливилось познакомиться с программой HQ в Янгоне и встретиться с директором Кьо Хтутом и членом исполнительного комитета Тейном Уином. Это был воодушевляющий опыт - узнать из первых рук о том, как движение Специальной Олимпиады растет благодаря страсти и волонтерской работе лидеров и семей, осознающих, что если они не будут поддерживать свои собственные программы, никто не поможет. В ходе моего визита я увлеклась разговорами с родителями и волонтерами, отвечая и задавая много вопросов. Один из добровольцев хотел использовать подходящий 50-метровый бассейн для того, чтобы обучать спортсменов плаванию. Я рассказала ему о нашем замечательном партнере из Благотворительного Фонда Майкла Фелпса, о реализуемой им программе IM, и сказала, что могу проверить есть ли у Фонда возможность направить тренера для обучения волонтеров. Хочу выразить благодарность Специальной Олимпиаде Майанмара за упорный труд, страсть, отвагу и неослабевающую преданность, и за то, что еще раз напомнили мне о том, что Специальная Олимпиада это то место, где я встречаю лучших людей.

About Donna de Varona:I am on the Special Olympics International Board of Directors.
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марта 18, 2014 |

Unified in One Goal

By Karyn Tan

Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Dikembe Mutombo and Sam Perkins traded their basketballs for hockey sticks today at the Unified Sports® Floor Hockey Experience at Kwondong University in Gangneung, Korea.View Story Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Dikembe Mutombo and Sam Perkins traded their basketballs for hockey sticks today at the Unified Sports® Floor Hockey Experience at Kwondong University in Gangneung, Korea. For the pair, the actions may differ from their usual dribbles and freethrows, but the teamwork and camaraderie on the floor hockey court remains the same, as Special Olympics athletes and partners passed and shot goals with great intensity. Mutombo was thrilled with the matches, playing with athletes from Korea, China, India, Venezuela and Argentina. “It was my first time seeing this game, it was new to me, I was a bit tired, and then I got used to it. I have a first cousin with a learning disability, so it’s a great honor to be here.” “This was like an all-star game but there are Special Olympics Unified Sports everywhere. Wherever we play, it is with one purpose and one goal, to come together.”

About Karyn Tan:Manager, Communications and Development, Asia-Pacific
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Upcoming Events Around the World


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окт 20, 2014

Special Olympics National Games 2014 Melbourne

The 10th Special Olympics Australia National Games will involve more than 1,200 athletes of all levels competing in 16 Olympic and demonstration sports and events. These Games offer the opportunity for athletes to be selected to represent Australia at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2015. For the majority of competitors, the National Games in Melbourne represents the culmination of four years of competing at local, regional and state level. Competing in the same world-class venues as their Olympic heroes, our Special Olympics athletes will perform in front of their proud parents, friends, supporters and the wider community. Athletes of all abilities will compete in 16 Olympic style sports including AFL and netball as demonstration sports across iconic sporting venues in Melbourne. Other special events include: Healthy Athletes Program, Young Athlete Program (2–7 year old), Athlete Leadership & Ambassador Program, Family Functions Social Outing, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Opening and Closing Ceremonies
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Robyn Cooper
Email: robync@specialolympics.com.au
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Lakeside Stadium & various venuesMelbourne
AUSTRALIA

ноя 1 - 3 2014

Special Olympics Nippon National Summer Games Fukuoka 2014

Athletes from all over Japan will come to the city of Fukuoka for the 2014 Special Olympics Fukuoka Games to participate in 3 days of competition in 12 sports. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball and equestrian.
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Sayaka Sonobe
Email: tokyo_office@son.or.jp
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Multiple locations, Fukuoka
Fukuoka , Kyushu
JAPAN

ноя 1 - 6 2014

South East Asia Unified Football Tournament

Join us 1-6 November 2014 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam as athletes and Unified partners from around the Asia Pacific region compete six days of exiting 5-a-side Unified football competition. Teams that will be participating in the tournament hail from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and host Brunei Darussalam.
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Bandar Seri Begawan
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM


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Special Olympics Asia Pacific
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