Special Olympics in Europe and Eurasia encompasses a diverse range of cultures, languages and customs. From Iceland to Israel, from Portugal to Siberia, Russia, Special Olympics athletes and supporters are dedicated to promoting respect, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.
Stories from Europe/Eurasia
Oana Rotar, a 29-year-old athlete with Special Olympics Romania, made history earlier this year when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to be employed in the country’s public administration.2 Min Read
The Government of Malta has officially signed its commitment to host the Special Olympics Invitational Games Malta 2022, an event which will see over 450 athletes from across Europe and beyond gather to compete in various sports next year.1 Min Read
As part of a global mission to build inclusive communities for all, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia has announced a two-year agreement with The UPS Foundation to support Special Olympics inclusive programming and grass-roots activities.2 Min Read
As the registration portal for media to attend the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan opens, our Games Ambassador as well as national and regional leaders invite journalists from across the world to sign up. Media interest is expected to be high for what may be one of the very first post-pandemic global sporting competitions!2 Min Read
Special Olympics Montenegro’s innovative Unified Club Naša škola Ekonomska was awarded the Champion of Solidarity Award by the Municipality of Nikšić on 8 March 2021.1 Min Read
All-Russian Special Olympics floorball and unified floorball competitions will take place in Kazan on May, 3 – 7 2021. The tournament will unite over 130 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 9 Russian regions.3 Min Read
Europe/Eurasia Contact Information
Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia (SOEE) region and programs.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Great Britain
- Hellas (Greece)
- Isle of Man
- Kyrgyz Republic
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
Supporting Special Olympics throughout the world
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