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Tanzania selects National Team for World Games

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At World Games, our athletes participate with courage and commitment to excellence in sports. They are supported by an audience filled with their families and peers who watch them strive to achieve their personal best, to reach their highest score and to run their fastest time. Special Olympics Tanzania recently held its three-day National Games qualifier for World Games at the Kibaha Secondary School. 500 Athletes competed in a number of different sports that included athletics, football, volleyball and, handball according to their divisions. Divisioning allows athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in the best way possible, according to their, age, sex and ability. For more information on divisioning please watch this video by Olympic Gold Medalist and Special Olympics supporter, Bart Conner: https://www.specialolympics.org/Divisioning,_with_Bart_Conner.aspx 100 coaches and 100 volunteers were on hand in Tanzania to assist in the smooth running of the event. Mrs. Halima Kihemba, the Town Director, represented the Coast Region District Commissioner at the event. Mrs. Kihemba urged the program to continue their great work, adding that they were helping with inclusion in the country. She also wished the athletes that qualified for the National Team the best of luck. Special Olympics Tanzania will now focus on getting their National Team ready for World Games. Every day and all around the world, our athletes train and strive to achieve their very best. At World Games, the entire Special Olympics Movement comes together to see our athletes in action and celebrate their victories over huge odds. See you in Los Angeles Team Tanzania!

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