Asia Pacific

With over 1.1 million athletes in 27 countries, the Asia Pacific region is the fastest growing area of the world in terms of athletes and competitions.

Stories from Asia Pacific


July 10, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Nippon (Japan)

Pedal Power in Special Olympics Nippon 5th Hiroshima Cycling Competition

By Karyn Tan

33 Japanese athletes from Hiroshima, Tokushima and Kumamoto participated in the Special Olympics Nippon Hiroshima Cycling Competition 2014 last weekend.View Story 33 Japanese athletes from Hiroshima, Tokushima and Kumamoto participated in the Special Olympics Nippon Hiroshima Cycling Competition 2014 last weekend. The event featured road races from 5 to 25km, and 400m and 800m track races in the Hiroshima Velodrome. Professional Keirin racers (a form of road-bike racing) also provided a cycling demo for the athletes. Now in its fifth year, the competition is supported by the Hiroshima Cycling Federation.

About Karyn Tan:Communications Manager for Asia Pacific region.
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July 08, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Thailand

Cricket Coach Training in Special Olympics Thailand

By Mike (Velappan) Devaraajan

Special Olympics Thailand Coaches at the Cricket Training Camp, organised by the Thailand National Cricket Association.

62 Special Olympics Thailand Coaches were trained in Cricket by the Thailand National Cricket Association, the second training offered by the Association.View Story 62 Special Olympics Thailand Coaches were trained in Cricket by the Thailand National Cricket Association. This is the second training offered by the Association, following the MOU agreement signed by both parties last year. A total of 44 males & 18 female coaches from 34 schools in 21 provinces took part in the clinic, held from 11th to 13th June 2014 at Thammasat University Rangsit Campus in Pathumthani Province. The training was supported partially by the Special Olympics Christmas Record Trust, a grant disbursed from Special Olympics that enables countries to further their work to transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Cricket will be a competition sport for Special Olympics Thailand's National games this coming 18-22 August in Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima Province).

About Mike (Velappan) Devaraajan:Sports Manager for the Asia Pacific region.
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July 03, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Bharat (India)

My special son Gods gift

By Anju Srivastava

My son Harsh Srivastava, a child with autism from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) has won a silver medal in Special Olympics in the Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle, Australia and won many medals at the National level (Athletics and Swimming games).View Story My son Harsh Srivastava, a child with autism from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) has won a silver medal in Special Olympics in the Asia Pacific Games in Newcastle, Australia and won many medals at the National level (Athletics and Swimming games). I had 3 months of child and mother training in New Delhi by which I can able to understand and help my child in daily life and in sports. He is interested in studies, sports, fond of food and traveling internationally. I didn't know he is a master in computer and cell phone. Even I don't know the functions of computer and cell phone. He would like to have big cars and having his own choice of clothes, furnishing items, car, mobile etc. He is fond of eating different types of Vegetarian food.

About Anju Srivastava:I am a house wife and having two children and my husband is working in public sector in Bangalore.I am a post graduate in Commerce and after knowing that my son is autistic I left the private job and started for the well being of my son.
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July 03, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Afghanistan

Tennis in Special Olympics Afghanistan

By Karyn Tan

Mr. Abdul Yusofi (right) guides a Special Olympics Afghanistan athlete on tennis basics.

Special Olympics Afghanistan continues to provide sports training and competition opportunities for its athletes, in spite of the conflicts and difficulties in the country.View Story Special Olympics Afghanistan continues to provide sports training and competition opportunities for its athletes, in spite of the conflicts and difficulties in the country. Recently, it started tennis training for 20 athletes in Kabul, lead by Mr. Abdul Yusofi, certified under the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee.

About Karyn Tan:Communications Manager for Asia Pacific region.
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June 30, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Pakistan

The Lady Who Has Inspired Me a Lot

By jasmine Sharif

Hi, my name is Jasmine Sharif. I am a Special Olympics athlete. There is a lady who is bright and wise, always there throughout hard days and encourages all us athletes to do a lot.View Story Hi, my name is Jasmine Sharif. I am a Special Olympics athlete. There is a lady who is bright and wise, always there throughout hard days and encourages all us athletes to do a lot. Whenever I need her, she's always there, I love you, Tina Aunty. Tina Azim is the Family Support Network coordinator for Special Olympics Pakistan. I love her the most. Thank you Tina Aunty for everything of what you are and have done for me.

About jasmine Sharif:Hi, my name is Jasmine Sharif. I am a Special Olympics Pakistan athlete Board Member.
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Upcoming Events Around the World


Date

Event

Location

Aug 18, 2014

Special Olympics Thailand National Games

Athletes across Thailand will gather in Korat to compete in the following eight sports: athletics, bocce (including Unified), basketball, badminton, cricket, football (Male & Female, Unified), swimming and table tennis (including Unified).
For more information
Rachaniwan Bulakul
Email:solympicsthai@gmail.com
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Pansa Stadium
Chalerm Phrakiat 80

Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima
THAILAND

Sep 8 - 10 2014

Special Olympics Pakistan National Games -- Karachi

Starting September 8, over 600 athletes from all over the country of Pakistan will participate in the 2014 Special Olympics Pakistan's National Games in the city of Karachi. Athletes will compete in 2 days of competition in athletics, basketball, badminton and table tennis. For more details, please refer to the contact information.
For more information
Ronak Lakhani
Email:Ronak.lakhani@gmail.com
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Various LocationsKarachi
PAKISTAN

Sep 21 - 26 2014

Special Olympics Papua New Guinea National Games

Special Olympics Papua New Guinea is hosting a family program from September 21-22, Healthy Athletes® screenings from September 23-24 and the National Games from September 25-26. Please refer to the contact information below for more details.
For more information
Takale Tuna
Email:takaletovetimothytuna@gmail.com
Phone:675 72291283
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Buka, Autonomous Region of Bouganville
c/P.O Box 528, Gordons, Port Moresby

Port Moresby, Province
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Sep 28 - 30 2014

Special Olympics Pakistan National Games -- Lahore

Starting September 28th, over 600 athletes from all over the country of Pakistan will participate in the 2014 Special Olympics Pakistan's National Games in the city of Lahore. Athletes will compete in 2 days of competition in athletics, basketball, badminton and table tennis. For more details, please refer to the contact information.
For more information
Ronak Lakhani
Email:Ronak.lakhani@gmail.com
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Multiple locations in LahoreLahore
PAKISTAN

Oct 10 - 12 2014

Special Olympics Bangladesh National Games

Special Olympics Bangladesh’s National Games will welcome an estimated 800 athletes and 100 Unified Sports® partners across Bangladesh. Ten sports will be played: athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, cricket, football, handball, swimming, table tennis and volleyball. The three day event will be held across different venues: Bangabandhu National Stadium, Army Stadium, National Indoor Stadium & Swimming pool and the Bangladesh Sports Education Institute (BKSP).
For more information
Faruqul Islam
Email:sobangla@gmail.com
Phone:+880 1819 259844
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Bangabandhu National Stadium & other venuesDhaka
BANGLADESH

Oct 13 - 15 2014

Special Olympics Pakistan National Games -- Islamabad

Starting October 13th, over 600 athletes from all over the country of Pakistan will participate in the 2014 Special Olympics Pakistan's National Games in the city of Islamabad. Athletes will compete in 2 days of competition in athletics, basketball, badminton and table tennis.
For more information
Ronak Lakhani
Email:Ronak.lakhani@gmail.com
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Multiple locations in Islamabad
Islamabad, Pakistan
PAKISTAN

Oct 20, 2014

Special Olympics National Games 2014 Melbourne

The 10th Special Olympics Australia National Games will involve more than 1,200 athletes of all levels competing in 16 Olympic and demonstration sports and events. These Games offer the opportunity for athletes to be selected to represent Australia at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2015. For the majority of competitors, the National Games in Melbourne represents the culmination of four years of competing at local, regional and state level. Competing in the same world-class venues as their Olympic heroes, our Special Olympics athletes will perform in front of their proud parents, friends, supporters and the wider community. Athletes of all abilities will compete in 16 Olympic style sports including AFL and netball as demonstration sports across iconic sporting venues in Melbourne. Other special events include: Healthy Athletes Program, Young Athlete Program (2–7 year old), Athlete Leadership & Ambassador Program, Family Functions Social Outing, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Opening and Closing Ceremonies
For more information
More Details
Robyn Cooper
Email:robync@specialolympics.com.au
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Lakeside Stadium & various venuesMelbourne
AUSTRALIA

Nov 1 - 3 2014

Special Olympics Nippon National Summer Games Fukuoka 2014

Athletes from all over Japan will come to the city of Fukuoka for the 2014 Special Olympics Fukuoka Games to participate in 3 days of competition in 12 sports. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball and equestrian.
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Sayaka Sonobe
Email:tokyo_office@son.or.jp
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Multiple locations, Fukuoka
Fukuoka , Kyushu
JAPAN

Nov 2 - 15 2014

Special Olympics Unified Football Cup

Modeled after the FIFA World Cup, the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world, the Special Olympics Unified Football Cup will bring together qualifying Unified Sports football (soccer) teams from 25 countries representing each of the Special Olympics seven regions to compete and showcase as never before, the bravery, ability and joy of Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners worldwide. Countries that rose to the top during qualifying events and are participating in the Unified Football Cup include: Ivory Coast, South Africa, Tanzania, Libya, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Korea, France, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica and the United States of America.
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Various Venues
MALAYSIA


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