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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Sports Offered

  • Alpine skiing
  • Aquatics
  • Bocce
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Football(soccer)
  • Floorball
  • MATP
  • Tennis

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Liechtenstein

International Floorball Seminar one of best to date

By Merita Brunn

Participants of the 2014 International Floorball Seminar with Special Olympics and the IFF.

In connection with the European Floorball tournament a Special Olympics international seminar was organised in cooperation with the International Floorball Federation and Special Olympics. 18 partiView Story In connection with the European Floorball tournament a Special Olympics international seminar was organised in cooperation with the International Floorball Federation and Special Olympics. 18 participants attended the seminar with most from Europe: Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Slovenia and Switzerland. But also Jamaica and Venezuela were represented. During the practical and theory floorball sessions on the second and third seminar day, the floorball training was attended by Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, who is also an IOC member. Also the Managing Director of the Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia, Mrs Mary Davis, visited the training session and tried floorball. Special Olympics Floorball is growing fast and at the moment at least 24 Special Olympics National Programmes have included floorball on their program.

About Merita Brunn:I am Information Officer at the International Floorball Federation (IFF).
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Friday, May 02, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Liechtenstein

16 Countries in the Biggest Floorball Tournament Ever

By Merita Bruun

Special Olympics works in partnership with the International Floorball Federation to open more opportunities for athletes.

16 different countries played in the biggest ever Special Olympics Floorball tournament in Liechtenstein and Austria on April 24st - 27th 2014. The Special Olympics Floorball teams from Austria, BelgView Story 16 different countries played in the biggest ever Special Olympics Floorball tournament in Liechtenstein and Austria on April 24st - 27th 2014. The Special Olympics Floorball teams from Austria, Belgium Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Isle of Man, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine attended the Special Olympics Europe Eurasia tournament called the European Floorball Masters. The first day of the tournament started in Schaan, Liechtenstein, with divisioning where the participating teams were divided into four equal groups based on their skill level. Thereafter the teams played matches in Schaan and Lustenau during three days, which ended in the finals played on Sunday. Finland won the highest division final of the European Floorball Masters tournament. In the Sunday finals held in Lustenau, Austria, the Finnish team played against Sweden and won the match 5-2. Latvia took the bronze by winning Czech Republic.

About Merita Bruun:I am Information Officer at the International Floorball Federation.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Europe Eurasia: Serbia

Ten Years of European Basketball Week

By Maureen Rabbitt

2013 European Basketball Week once again enjoys the full backing of FIBA Europe, Euroleague Basketball and more than 25 National Basketball Federations across the region.

2013 marks the 10th Special Olympics European Basketball Week, an annual event that calls on the greater European basketball community to get active in promoting more opportunities in the game for peoView Story 2013 marks the 10th Special Olympics European Basketball Week, an annual event that calls on the greater European basketball community to get active in promoting more opportunities in the game for people with intellectual disabilities. This year the week will take place from Saturday, November 30th to Sunday December 8th with 18,000 Special Olympics athletes participating in 200 basketball events, matches, clinics and exhibition as well as 20 National Tournaments across 33 countries. European Basketball Week 2013 will also include celebrations of The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities which falls on December 3rd. The 10th anniversary of European Basketball Week will bring a particular focus on encouraging more females with intellectual disabilities to participate in Special Olympics basketball. Today in Europe 57,954 athletes including 19,129 females are registered as Basketball players. The goal is to reach 60,000 players by the end of 2013.

About Maureen Rabbitt:I am Communications & Brand Director for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
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