Asia Pacific Games 2013
The not-for-profit organisation Special Olympics Australia was established in 1976.
Today there are over 500,000 Australians with an intellectual disability.
The opportunity to play sport within a safe and supportive
environment may seem simple, but it is an opportunity than can transform
the lives of these Australians.
Special Olympics are the world’s fastest-growing sports and
humanitarian movement, at a grassroots level. Despite this, Special
Olympics Australia challenges itself to significantly increase the
number of people with an intellectual disability participating in sport.
Each week a dedicated team of volunteers are on hand to provide
quality sports training and coaching to almost 4000 athletes, throughout
250 Australian sporting clubs. Training is administered across a wide
range of sports, from Tennis to Ten Pin Bowling, catering for all skill
But it is not only about developing athletes at a local level.
Special Olympics Australia host regular events and competitions, ranging
from local sports carnivals through to regional, state, national and
It is with this that Special Olympics Australia is proud to host the
Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games in the city of Newcastle.
In December 2013, 2,000 Special Olympics athletes, 600 coaches and
officials, over 4,000 volunteers and an estimated 200,000 spectators
from over 32 countries in the Asia Pacific region will converge on the
City of Newcastle to compete at the first ever Special Olympics Asia
Pacific Games, 1-7 December 2013
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To meet Team Australia and send a Champogram follow the link here
Last Modified on 21 Nov 2013