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Celebrating Inclusion Through Sports at the Special Olympics Romania National Games

People in colorful T-shirts hold their arms up triumphantly on a medal stand

Special Olympics Romania and Hope and Homes for Children Romania organized this year's edition of the Special Olympics Romania National Games in Baia Mare, in northern Romania, between the 2nd and 5th of June.

Over 300 athletes, 155 auxiliary staff and coaches, 21 physicians and 115 Healthy Athletes volunteers, 12 psychologists, 15 kinetotherapists, 60 referees for all four sports (swimming, bocce, track and field and individual skills basketball), 65 volunteers from high schools and youth associations in Baia Mare - they all got together for four days of sports, health, self-confidence and joy. The Flame of Hope torch was carried by local Special Olympics athletes and celebrity sportspeople, including Mihai Mădăian, world champion in taekwondo; Paul Rusu, multiple rugby champion; and Robert Țuțea, volleyball player.

The athletes also benefited from health screenings in all 7 disciplines offered by Special Olympics Romania.

About Me:

I work as Development Officer for Special Olympics Romania.