About: sport and social inclusion

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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.
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Health 12-09-2014

Commission: Integration, social inclusion ‘key’ in new EU sports plan

Integration and social inclusion will be “key aspects” in the new EU plan for sports, head of the European Commission Sport's Unit Yves Le Lostecque has said.
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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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Sports 10-09-2014

People stare at you. They make you feel different.

In this brief message, soccer player Barry Cairns talks about what it's like to be a Special Olympics athlete.
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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.