Special Olympics Cote d’lvoire athletes shine at the 2013 Africa Basketball Championship Ms. Alice D.Doun | نوفمبر 27, 2013 | Africa: Cote dIvoire Special Olympics Cote d’lvoire basketball athletes recently enjoyed an opportunity provided by the Ivorian Basketball Federation. Special Olympics athletes were given the opportunity to showcase their basketball skills during the African Basketball championship held in Abidjan in August at the “Palais des Sports” in Treichville. A demonstration game took place at half time during the opening match between Cote d’lvoire and Algeria. Special Olympics athletes played with great support from a capacity crowd of 7000 spectators and clearly demonstrated their abilities. The game was also televised live on national television. It was a very proud day for our Special Olympics Cote d’Ivoire athletes as they got to show basketball fans from across Africa their impressive skills.