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


marzo 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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marzo 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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marzo 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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enero 18, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

Famosos y líderes mundiales visitarán Corea

By Mandy Murphy

EE.UU. patinadora artística Michelle Kwan es una de las conocidas estrellas deportivas que asisten a los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno en Corea.

Los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno de Special Olympics de 2013, que arrancan el 29 de enero en Pyeongchang en la República de Corea, acogerán a una gran variedad de dignatarios, leyendas del deporte, famosos y líderes empresariales.View Story Los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno de Special Olympics de 2013, que arrancan el 29 de enero en Pyeongchang en la República de Corea, acogerán a una gran variedad de dignatarios, leyendas del deporte, famosos y líderes empresariales. Se congregarán allí para presenciar el poder inspirador del deporte que unen a todas las personas con o sin discapacidad intelectual. Entre los nombres más destacados procedentes de todo el mundo que se espera que asistan se incluyen leyendas del deporte, dignatarios, famosos y líderes empresariales. Algunas de las leyendas del deporte más celebres que acudirán: 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 y Yang Yang.

About Mandy Murphy:Soy la directora general en materia de sensibilización del público y de los medios de Special Olympics.
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enero 18, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

Primera presentación de Jóvenes Atletas en Corea

By Helen MacNabb

Atleta de Olimpiadas Especiales Dustin Plunkett de EE.UU. apoya a atletas joven participante durante una demostración del programa en China.

Durante el próximo 1° de febrero, 20 jóvenes con discapacidad intelectual, junto a sus padres y profesores, presentarán el programa de Atletas Jóvenes de Special Olympics ante el público de los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno.View Story Durante el próximo 1° de febrero, 20 jóvenes con discapacidad intelectual, junto a sus padres y profesores, presentarán el programa de Atletas Jóvenes de Special Olympics ante el público de los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno. Atletas Jóvenes ofrecen movilidad y el desarrollo de habilidades deportivas a niños menores de 8 años con discapacidad intelectual. Esta será la primera vez que el programa de Atletas Jóvenes se presentará en la República de Corea. Los padres pueden desarrollar el programa en casa, los profesores en las escuelas e incluso en otros escenarios, ya que no resulta necesario ningún equipo especial, ni requiere mucho espacio. Para obtener más información acerca de este programa, pulse en el enlace que aparece más abajo.

About Helen MacNabb :Soy la vicepresidenta de propiedades estratégicas de Olimpiadas Especiales
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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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