Romania

Special Olympics athlete Oana Rotar has been breaking employment barriers in Romania: she is the first woman with Down syndrome employed in the national government’s public administration.
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Special education teacher Ramona works with Special Olympics Romania to provide opportunity for her students with and without disabilities.
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With the support of EEA and Norway Grants, nine partners across Europe have joined forces to help improve lives for children with developmental disabilities through the ‘Inclusion Through Sports for Children with Developmental Disabilities’ project.
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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.
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This year, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® programme was the recipient of an exceptionally generous gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.
Ahead of the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020, a few lucky athletes from Romania embarked on the journey of a lifetime. They became the stars of Down the Road. Aventura, an adventure reality TV programme hosted by well-known Romanian TV personality Mircea Radu.
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Thanks to the program, supported by Essilor, 13-year-old Cristi Ardeleanu is experiencing huge improvements to his eyesight.
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