Track and Field athletes celebrating their race.
Special Olympics Sabah in Malaysia recently held their 8th State Games on 1-2 November with 187 athletes participating in track and field, bocce and football.View Story ▼Special Olympics Sabah in Malaysia recently held their 8th State Games on 1-2 November with 187 athletes participating in track and field, bocce and football. The games coincided with the Special Olympics Sabah’s 15th Anniversary. Athletes also had the opportunity to receive Healthy Athletes exams in five disciplines including Opening Eyes, Special Smiles, FUN Fitness, Health Promotion and Healthy Hearing. As a Healthy Community pilot site, several other health opportunities were available including a hydration station, healthy snacks and a pre-games workshop held by the National Institute of Sport on topics including hydration and stretching. Athletes identified as needing follow up care received referrals including Healthy Hearing patients who were booked appointments for follow up care at Queen Elizabeth Hospital immediately following their exam.
About Drew Boshell:Drew Boshell is the Senior Director of Global Health ProgramsView less ▲