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We have more than 5.6 million athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners around the world.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Special Olympics today signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at increasing access to quality health care for people with intellectual disabilities.
The John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games will be held in Weston, Missouri, St Joseph, Missouri and Atchison, Kansas. Competitions will be held in Alpine Skiing, Snowshoeing, Cross Country, Figure Skating and Speed Skating. Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:15pm on Wednesday, January 24. For more information, use the contact info below.
23rd Iran national games will be held in Khouzestan province, Dezfoul city from 24 until 26 January 2018. The VAFA rehabilitation center is the host. The games consist of Athletics, Table Tennis, and Cycling. Besides Horse riding will be trained.
Healthy athlete program and Family forum program will be held in during the games.
Totally 500 people (300 Athletes, 85 coaches, 65 volunteers, 150 Family members) will participate in the games. TV broadcasting companies and media are actively involved in the games.
Multiple Polar Plunge fundraising event take place across the state, mostly during the month of March. Many Unified Champion Schools get involved with the events as a way to raise money and awareness for both Special Olympics South Carolina on a state level as well as their individual school’s Special Olympics program. Youth and other supporters take the plunge into frigid bodies of water on behalf of Special Olympics.
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Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Cycling, Football, and Swimming
Program leaders, national directors, board chairpersons and Regional Athlete Input Council members will gather for the annual Africa Leadership Conference. The leadership conference agenda includes some important sessions such as the Special Olympics Connect, the 50th Anniversary celebrations, Fundraising, and many more. The Africa Region Leadership Conference has been held every year since 2014, and delegates are looking forward to this enriching event!
This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Basketball, Bowling and Tennis. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.
The Regional games will take place from 14- 23 March 2018 with the participation of around 1800 athletes competing in 16 different sports , 450 coaches, 3000 volunteers and 100 honored guests. On the sidelines of the games several initiatives will be held: Healthy athletes program- Families forum- Young athletes demo- Youth Summit.
Athletics, Bocce, Football, Golf.
The National Games will be used to commemorate the 50th year Anniversary!
Southeast Regional Powerlifting will be held at the Legacy Fitness Center, 2614 N Joplin, Pittsburg, KS on Saturday, April 14. The competition will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
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The pinnacle event of the Special Olympics Australia calendar, 1,000 athletes with intellectual disability will compete in 11 sports in Adelaide at the 11th National Summer Games. Competition will inlcude: Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling (Tenpin), Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Sailing, Swimming and Tennis.
Athletics, Badminton, Bocce, Cycling, and Football to take place.