Special Olympics athletes take #EWoS2017!

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Special Olympics Slovakia athletes enjoyed a fun day of being active to celebrate European Week of Sport.

The level of physical activity in Europe has been on the decline with 60% of the population not active enough. Special Olympics Europe Eurasia was thrilled to join the European Union to change this drastic reality and encourage more action in our region and beyond during this year’s European Week of Sport. Special Olympics programmes from 13 EU-member states took over all over Europe with action-packed events to promote the positive impacts of sport in the physical as well as the mental well-being of individuals. More than 2500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and family members were involved in local, regional and national sports events that ranged from unified competitions to educational programmes on healthy lifestyle tips. Special Olympics Regional President and Managing Director David Evangelista said, “Special Olympics values the health of our five million athletes above everything else and we use sport as a motivation to get them fit and healthy. Both physically and mentally.”

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