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May 01, 2015 | Latin America: El Salvador

New Ambassador for Special Olympics El Salvador

By Daniela Recinos

Maria Elisa Parker, host of Grandiosas program became ambassador for the Special Olympics El Salvador program after signing the agreement for two years.View Story Maria Elisa Parker, host of Grandiosas program became ambassador for the Special Olympics El Salvador program after signing the agreement for two years. She is committed to assist in the development of different activities. Special Olympics has a program of Ambassadors who use their incredible talents and influence to support the united vision of the Movement through sport and following the example of athletes with intellectual disabilities. The program seeks to build the largest platform in the world for acceptance and inclusion of everybody. The agreement includes a commitment for two years to promote the expansion of opportunities for Special Olympics and for people with learning disabilities and to help change prejudices and lack of knowledge that blocks the possibility of acceptance and human dignity.

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May 01, 2015 | Latin America: El Salvador

Special Olympics Athletes El Salvador shared with Ismael Cala

By Daniela Recinos

The athletes, especially Fatima, who will be participating in the next World Games in the city of Los Angeles were supported by Ismael Cala.View Story On Saturday March 21, prior to the official celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, two of the athletes of Special Olympics El Salvador attended the meeting with Ismael Cala, who received them with a smile and was very supportive. Fatima Emanuel Espinoza and Jose Uceda, were responsible for representing us in the meeting held at the library of the International Commercial Multi-Sports Center . The athletes, especially Fatima, who will be participating in the next World Games in the city of Los Angeles were supported by Ismael Cala . Cala expressed interest in following of upcoming games.

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May 01, 2015 | Latin America: El Salvador

New York Cosmos y Olimpiadas Especiales El Salvador

By Daniela Recinos

Olimpiadas Especiales El Salvador con jugadores de New York Cosmos.

On Wednesday March 11 players of the New York Cosmos arrived in El Salvador to play in a friendly game against Club Deportivo Fas.View Story On Wednesday March 11 players of the New York Cosmos arrived in El Salvador to play in a friendly game against Club Deportivo Fas. The first practice was held in the stadium Las Delicias and Special Olympics El Salvador athletes were present to receive them. Our athletes were invited by FESA for a small get-together among athletes and players before practice. Where they also took the opportunity to give recognition to Andrés Flores. Andrés Flores is part of our ambassadors since January of this year and a New York Cosmos player since July 2014. Fatima Espinoza was commissioned to give a word of thanks to our ambassador Andrés Flores. The captains of both teams had captain's armband with the Special Olympics El Salvador logo.

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May 01, 2015 | Latin America: El Salvador

World Down Syndrome Day in El Salvador

By Daniela Recinos

Fátima Espinoza en el programa Viva la mañana El Salvador.

March is the month in which we celebrate the World Down Syndrome Day. On March 21, Special Olympics El Salvador celebrated and conducted various activities to commemorate our athletes with Down Syndrome.View Story March is the month in which we celebrate the World Down Syndrome Day. On March 21, Special Olympics El Salvador celebrated and conducted various activities to commemorate our athletes with Down syndrome. We visited the morning show “Morning Live” a few days before the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. Viva morning program invited Special Olympics El Salvador athletes to have the opportunity to tell their achievements and experiences of their careers. From a statement by the Legislature, thanks to the initiative of Deputy David Reyes, the Legislature received a piece of correspondence on an official statement it gave on March 21 to mark World Day Down syndrome, which was approved with 60 votes. On March 19 we were invited to the Legislative Assembly to witness the official commemoration pronounced.

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May 01, 2015 | Latin America: El Salvador

Special Olympics Sports Tournaments in El Salvador

By Daniela Recinos

Special Olympics El Salvador is developing different tournaments to keep our athletes active.View Story Special Olympics El Salvador is developing different tournaments to keep our athletes active. Swimming, rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, and had developed a Multi-Sports City Arena. On the other hand, the Bocce Tournament was held on the court of the Sports Palace. In both events SO El Salvador had the support of volunteers from Francisco Gavidia University and Cuscatlan Rugby Scout Movement.

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