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Julio Barrera

Global Athlete Input Council

Julio’s first experience in leadership was in 2005 when he represented the athletes in a conference in Japan. He started working in 2013 at an airline company in panama, COPA AIRLINES in the service on board department, which he really enjoys.

He started to get to know Special Olympics when he attended the states special education school and then a vocational state center for people with disability. He was 13 years old when these institutions allied with Special Olympics. It was there that he participated for the first time in a swimming competition, and won a gold and silver medal. He then moved on to play football. In his free time he likes running, going to the movies, listening to music, and dancing.

"I feel honored to be named part of GAIC. I will represent the best I can and provide ideas to improve the athletic quality of all athletes. I will teach how important sport is and how it changes attitudes and life."

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