Andrey Kosichin opened Special Olympics 2016 National Winter Games for people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics 2016 National Winter Games took place in Kokshetau. 115 athletes from several regions of Kazakhstan participated in six disciplines: cross country skiing, short track, floorball, snow shooing, alpine skiing, and snowboard.
The athletes came from Akmola, Atyrau, Almaty, and other regions of Kazakhstan.
During the competition all athletes underwent a full medical screening. Our volunteers were students of the Kokshetau medical college. Sixty young people together with physicians of SO Kazakhstan undertook a complete health assessment.
During the screening the athletes could get consultations with a dentist, an otolaryngologist, a nutritionist, and a physician. Events like this are very useful and important not only for sportsmen but also for medical college students as they can get hands on practice and contribute to building a friendly and trusting society.