East Asia

Special Olympics works closely with its five accredited programs in East Asia to offer summer and winter sports for more than 1.18 million athletes with intellectual disabilities in the region. The 12th Special Olympics World Summer Games was successfully held in Shanghai, China in 2007. The 10th World Winter Games had been held in PyeongChang, Korea from Jan. 30 to Feb. 06, 2013.

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Stories from East Asia


марта 18, 2014 | East Asia: China

Special Olympics Macau Unified Bowling Competition

By Lafael Liu

Athletes from Special Olympics Macau and Employees from Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau had a unified bowling competition at Future Bright Bowling Center.View Story On the afternoon of March 23th, athletes from Special Olympics Macau and Employees from Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau with a total number of around 20 people had a unified bowling competition at Future Bright Bowling Center. Athletes and volunteers exchanged their bowling tricks during the snack time after the competition.

About Lafael Liu:Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications East Asia Region
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марта 18, 2014 |

Unified in One Goal

By Karyn Tan

Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Dikembe Mutombo and Sam Perkins traded their basketballs for hockey sticks today at the Unified Sports® Floor Hockey Experience at Kwondong University in Gangneung, Korea.View Story Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Dikembe Mutombo and Sam Perkins traded their basketballs for hockey sticks today at the Unified Sports® Floor Hockey Experience at Kwondong University in Gangneung, Korea. For the pair, the actions may differ from their usual dribbles and freethrows, but the teamwork and camaraderie on the floor hockey court remains the same, as Special Olympics athletes and partners passed and shot goals with great intensity. Mutombo was thrilled with the matches, playing with athletes from Korea, China, India, Venezuela and Argentina. “It was my first time seeing this game, it was new to me, I was a bit tired, and then I got used to it. I have a first cousin with a learning disability, so it’s a great honor to be here.” “This was like an all-star game but there are Special Olympics Unified Sports everywhere. Wherever we play, it is with one purpose and one goal, to come together.”

About Karyn Tan:Manager, Communications and Development, Asia-Pacific
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марта 18, 2014 | East Asia: Korea

Unified Floorball

By Justin Pastorfield-Li

The first Unified Sports Event commenced January 30 with Floorball. Honored guests, untested on the floorball court, combined with experienced athletes, divided into teams.View Story The first Unified Sports Event commenced January 30 with Floorball. Honored guests, untested on the floorball court, combined with experienced athletes, divided into teams. Competitive spirit and athletic prowess were in no short supply. The teams were so evenly matched, 3 of the 4 games went into overtime shootouts.

About Justin Pastorfield-Li:Strategic Property Team- Honored Guest Coordinator Unified Sports- Event Coordinator
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января 18, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

Celebrities and World Leaders will Visit Korea

By Mandy Murphy

U.S. figure skater Michelle Kwan is among the well-known sports stars attending the World Winter Games in Korea.

The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in the Republic of Korea will welcome an array of dignitaries, sports legends, celebrities and corporate leaders. See who's coming.View Story The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, which kicks off on 29 January in PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea, will welcome an array of dignitaries, sports legends, celebrities and corporate leaders. They'll be there to witness the inspiring power of sports to unite people with and without intellectual disabilities. The notable names from across the world that are scheduled to attend include sports legends, dignitaries, celebrities and corporate leaders. Here are some of the well-known sports legends who are coming: Bart Conner, Toby Dawson, Donna DeVarona, Dan Jansen, Michelle Kwan, Yuna Kim, Yao Ming, Dikembe Mutombo, Apolo Ohno, Sam Perkins, Karl Schranz, Trixie Schuba, Hannah Teter, Michael Tritscher and Yang Yang.See more names at the link below.

About Mandy Murphy:I am the Senior Manager, Media & Public Awareness, for Special Olympics
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января 18, 2013 | Africa: Benin

First Young Athletes Demonstration for Korea

By Helen MacNabb

Special Olympics athlete Dustin Plunkett of USA spots a Young Athletes participant during a demonstration of the program in China.

Youngsters with intellectual disabilities, plus their parents and teachers, will demonstrate the Special Olympics Young Athletes program for the first time in the Republic of Korea.View Story On February 1, 20 youngsters with intellectual disabilities, plus their parents and teachers, will demonstrate the Special Olympics Young Athletes program in front of a World Winter Games audience. Young Athletes provides movement and sport skill development to children with intellectual disabilities who are younger than 8 years old. This will be the first Young Athletes demonstration in the Republic of Korea. The program can be done by parents at home, by teachers in schools and in other settings because it does not use special equipment and it does not require much room. Learn more about the program at the link below.

About Helen MacNabb :I am the vice president of Special Olympics Strategic Properties
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авг 1, 2014

2014 Special Olympics East Asia Regional Senior Coach Training - Soccer

Special Olympics China will be hosting the 2014 Special Olympics East Asia Regional Senior Coach Training for soccer. Senior soccer coaches from across 6 Programs in the East Asia region will be invited to part take in this important event.
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