Great Success for First SO Regional Handball Cup in Algeria

May 06, 2012

The first SO Regional Handball Cup was held in Algeria over 4 days from May 6th – 10th, 2012. National teams of Tunis, Yemen, Syria and UAE competed during the championship that was organized by SO Algeria aside the Algerian semi-centennial Independence Day celebrations

Algeria-Handball-300x200-Photo1

Opening Speeches

On this occasion, and on behalf of Regional President Ayman Abdel Wahab of SOMENA, the region’s Sports and Training Director Dr. Emad Mohy El Deen delivered a speech at the opening ceremonies paying tribute to the Algerian people over their historic struggle. Mohy El Deen also expressed his wish that SOMENA would maintain persevered spirit of hard work in order to overcome the challenges facing the region with the outbreak of revolutions and disorders in many of its countries forcing SOMENA to postpone the Regional Eighth Games till 2014.


Algeria-Handball-300x200-Photo2

Outstanding Performances

A SOMENA athlete delivered the Special Olympics oath as the torch ceremonies started signaling the launch of the championship. Intense competitions among the partaking teams followed displaying an outstanding leap in athletes’ performance. The closing ceremony was attended by high Algerian sports figures such as Mr. Mawloud Jaafar Head of Algerian Handball Federation. Awards were handed over to the winning teams in recognition of their efforts in upgrading their performance, marking the country’s epic struggle against the French colonization for independence. As side event, the ALPs conference was held in the presence of SOMENA Initiatives Manager Nibal Fetouni.


Your Donation Matters

Special Olympics transforms athletes’ lives through the joy of sport. Help us make a difference.

DONATE TODAY»

Volunteer Near You

Volunteering with Special Olympics is fun and very rewarding, for both the athlete and the volunteer!

LEARN MORE»

Follow Us

Help us reach out to one more athlete.

Donate »

Find events near you and learn about volunteer opportunities at one of our 220 worldwide locations.

FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU »

Videos and Photos

DifferentBarry Cairns tells what it's like to be a Special Olympics athlete.Watch Video »


Videos and Photos

SpeechlessSpecial Olympics changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.Watch Video »


Videos and Photos

Summer GamesAround the world, months of practice are paying off.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Photos on FBSee photos and comments from our supporters around the world.See Photos »


Videos and Photos

Hope in HaitiLeo and Gedeon play in makeshift fields, tent towns, wherever they can.Watch Video »


Videos and Photos

Finding His VoiceDavid Egan has always dreamed big. Now look at him!Learn More »


Videos and Photos

Sport Teaches UsOur life-changing work is fueled by the power of sport.Watch Video »


Videos and Photos

Making SuccessDoctors said Lani is “never going to achieve anything.” Learn More »


Videos and Photos

Very Very SpecialMusic helps Special Olympics make an impact worldwide.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Around The WorldGreat photos of Special Olympics events and people.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Focus on ChangeWhat we do can't be done without our partners.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Power of SportsSports are a powerful way to change our athlete’s lives.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

What We DoSports, health, education, community and more.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Who We AreWe are athletes, families, celebs, volunteers and more.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Summer SportsOur athletes run, jump, swim and score in summer.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Playing UnifiedUnified Sports reveals strengths in every team member.Watch Video »


Videos and Photos

Healthier AthletesOur free health clinics are making a huge difference.Watch Video »


Videos and Photos

Deon NamisebHe's a speaker and role model. It didn't start that way in Namibia.Learn More »


Special Olympics Blog

Health Needs Need Closer Examination

"You can't compete if your feet hurt, if your teeth hurt or if your ears ache."read more »

Posted on 2014-04-07 by Ryan

go to blog »


*

Special Olympics - Become a Fan