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Sports Offered

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

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September 11, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Belgium

Watch the European Games Opening Ceremony Live

By Suzanne Coogan

It’s a ceremony that celebrates the courage and spirit of athletes with intellectual disabilities, and everyone can see it live online Saturday night.View Story It’s a ceremony that celebrates the courage and spirit of athletes with intellectual disabilities, and everyone can see it live online Saturday night. The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Special Olympics European Games will be live-streamed on the official webpage of the Games and on the YouTube channel of Special Olympics Belgium on Saturday September 13th.  The 2014 European Summer Games will be officially opened by Her Royal Highness Queen Mathilde of Belgium at a spectacular ceremony to take place in Brussel’s EXPO, ‘Palais 12’, from 15.00 local time (14.00 GMT) on Saturday. The highlight of the Opening Ceremony will be the Parade of Athletes in front of thousands of spectators and special guests including Jacques Rogge, former International Olympics Committee President and Honorary Chairman of the European Games; Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics International; and Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova. 

About Suzanne Coogan:Media & Public Awareness for Special Olympics in Europe/Eurasia
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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.View 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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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.View 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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