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Floor Hockey

Special Olympics floor hockey players from Argentina and South Africa prepare compete at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Korea.

This page draws together floor hockey-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


Two athletes face off on floor hockey court.

Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics floor hockey.  View the Floor Hockey Fact Sheet

Floor hockey is a family of indoor hockey games, usually in the style of ice hockey, that are played on flat floor surfaces, such as a basketball court. As in other hockey codes, players on each team attempt to shoot a ball or puck into a goal using sticks, usually with a curved end.


Floor Hockey News and Stories


ربيع الأول 18, 1414 |

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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ربيع الثاني 15, 1413 | Africa: South Africa

فرقة موسيقية من الفتيان الموهوبين

By University of Miami Volunteer

فريق هوكي الأوليمبياد الخاص من جنوب أفريقيا يحب الغناء. قالت ثمبايل نوكولونج، مدير الفريق: "عندما يغنون يغنون .. يغنون فى صوت واحد ، و يغنون كفريق،" . لم يكن الوضع هكذا عندما تم تكونView Story فريق هوكي الأوليمبياد الخاص من جنوب أفريقيا يحب الغناء. قالت ثمبايل نوكولونج، مدير الفريق: "عندما يغنون يغنون .. يغنون فى صوت واحد ، و يغنون كفريق،" . لم يكن الوضع هكذا عندما تم تكون الفريق قبل الألعاب العالمية الشتوية 2009 في بويسي، ايداهو، بستة أشهر. كان الفريق منطويا على نفسه في البداية لكن سرعان ما حطم أفراده تلك الحواجز و أصبحوا فريقا متقاربا. قالت نوكولونج إنهم مجموعة من الفتيان المراهقين كغيرهم من مجموعات الفتيان، يمزحون و يلعبون و يرتبطون بعضهم مع بعض، . قد يبدو غريباً للكثيرين في جنوب أفريقيا كون هذا الفريق من الشباب ذوي الإحتياجات الخاصة عادي جداً. و أضافت نوكولونج أنه "عادة ما يتحدث إليهم الناس بشكل مختلف أو يتعاملون معهم بطريقة مختلفة. لا يبدو أنهم يدركون أنهم عاديون مثلنا تماما،" . الإعاقة الفكرية لا تقلص "الموهبة التي منحهم الله إياها، و هذه الموهبة هي ممارسة الرياضة."

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World Winter Games 2013

The 2013 Games featured world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speedskating, among other sports in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. See results by delegation, athlete and bib number.


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