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December 06, 2013 | Europe Eurasia: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pros share court with Special Olympics players in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Kada Delic-Selimovic

Pro and Special Olympics players take a break from the action.

In packed stadiums, fans cheered and clapped for Special Olympics basketball players in Bosnia and Herzegovina during Special Olympics Basketball Week (30 November-8 December 2013). More than a thousand Special Olympics players took part in events in several cities that included half-time exhibition matches at professional games. Professional players were as enthusiastic as fans in showing their support for Special Olympics players. In Sarajevo pros KK Bosna and OKK Sloboda, including junior teams, shared the limelight with Special Olympics players. Also in Sarajevo KK Bosna players had a fun day with a Special Olympics club at Mjedenica, a center for children with special needs. In Tuzla, women’s teams ZKK Jedinstor and ZKK Mladi Krajisnik (Banja Luka) joined Special Olympics teams on court. In Zivinice and Basigovci players ran clinics for young Special Olympics players. Supporters of the events included UNICEF and USAID. Media coverage was extensive.

About Kada Delic-Selimovic: Kada Delic-Selimovic is National Director of Special Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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