About: special olympics 2014

Health 20-03-2015

Policymakers must support families affected by Down syndrome

For many parents, the realisation that their child has Down syndrome is a whirlwind of emotions.  Still in some parts of Europe in 2015 a diagnosis of Down syndrome can be a sentence to a life of institutionalisation, without hope or possibilities, writes Maureen Clarke.
Sports 16-09-2014

Including people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace

SPECIAL REPORT: About 300 scholars, athletes and policymakers gathered on Monday (15 September) at the Special Olympics scientific symposium to discuss new and better ways to include people with intellectual disabilities in the labour market.
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Health 16-09-2014

Tim Shriver: Intellectually disabled people still face mocking, humiliation

Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver welcomed the EU's initiatives to promote social inclusion through sport, but warned that intellectually disabled people are still facing “mocking, humiliation, denial of medical care, denial of education” across the continent.
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Health 15-09-2014

Special Olympics opens with focus on medical care

On Saturday, more than ten thousand people gathered at the special Olympics’ opening ceremony in Belgium, where athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete over the coming days.
Sports 15-09-2014

Athletes unite for European Special Olympics opening

SPECIAL REPORT: More than ten thousand people gathered at the Special Olympics’ opening ceremony to watch athletes with intellectual disabilities launch the games, in Heizel, on 13 September.
Sports 12-09-2014

Commissioner Vassiliou: Sport is a crucial means of encouraging social inclusion

Commissioner Vassiliou said the lack of exercise is a problem affecting all social groups that is why the Commission will have a dedicated budget for sports activities as part of the new Erasmus+ programme. The European Commission is also a partner in the special Olympics European summer games 2014 that are taking place in Belgium from 2-20 September.
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Health 11-09-2014

Parliament welcomes Special Olympics flame

After traveling 450 km across 15 Belgian cities for four days, the Special Olympics torch arrived in Brussels on Tuesday.
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Health 09-09-2014

EU funds Special Olympics with €1.7 million

2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 58 countries are set to compete in 10 Olympic Sports.

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