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Special Olympics Latin America is part of Special Olympics, an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

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December 24, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

1st Great Race for Quality Education

By Paola Martinelli

"Club Tigers" Special Olympics Mexico, Baja California participated in the First Great Race for Quality Education organized by the Fronteriza Training School of Tijuana. This was part of its twentieth anniversaryView Story "Club Tigers" Special Olympics Mexico, Baja California participated in the First Great Race for Quality Education organized by the Fronteriza Training School of Tijuana. This was part of its twentieth anniversary. Our athletes participated in this race in the category of 1000 meters special-walk 1000 meters and 100 meters race.

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December 24, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

Special Olympics Chihuahua Mexico

By Paola Martinelli

November 2014, the state unified event took place. 500 participants: athletes, volunteers, coaches and families.View Story November 2014, the state unified event took place. 500 participants: athletes, volunteers, coaches and families. The mayor with the support of the Municipal Institute of Sport gave us support with this event, highlighting the values of coexistence, respect and solidarity of the community towards our movement. The mayor has a sister who had for years participated as a Special Olympics’ athlete.

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December 24, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

2nd CAEPA Inclusive Meeting

By Paola Martinelli

Lots of Games, Food and Fun was what was experienced during the Second CAEPA Inclusive Meeting.View Story Lots of Games, Food and Fun was what was experienced during the Second CAEPA Inclusive Meeting. Different associations working for people with intellectual disability participated in Ensenada and Tecate. Participating were groups such as CAEPA Ensenada, PAC Ensenada, Ensenada Challenge Autism, Autism Smiles, Señarte Group Ensenada, Tecate Angeles Riding Association and Special Olympics Mexico, Baja California.

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December 24, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

United Hands for Autism

By Paola Martinelli

April 2 was held on event "United Hands for Autism" to commemorate the World Day for the awareness of Autism,View Story April 2 was held on event "United Hands for Autism" to commemorate the World Day for the awareness of Autism, with the participation of our leading athlete Adrian Dominguez Sandoval. It was an event organized by the Challenge Group Autism Ensenada, together the XXI City Hall of Baja California. Later, a rally was held and blue balloons were launched at night to light up blue city hall.

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December 24, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

XV Special Olympics National Games Mexico

By Paola Martinelli

For a whole week athletes from the different states of the country did their best on their skills training. Winning gold medals was drawn according to the guidelines of Special Olympics.View Story For a whole week athletes from the different states of the country did their best on their skills training. Winning gold medals was drawn according to the guidelines of Special Olympics. Those selected will be those who represent Mexico in World Summer Games, Los Angeles 2015. Over 800 athletes participating in 13 sports. Also participating were Families Support forum, courses for athletes leaders, unified display of swimming and healthy athletes programs.

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