How many countries are involved in Special Olympics?

Which country hosted first Special Olympics?

This will be the first time for Germany to host the Special Olympics World Games. The first World Winter Games were held in 1977 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, US.

Special Olympics.

Founded July 20, 1968
Origins Camp Shriver
Area served International
Official language English and the host country’s official language when necessary

How many special Olympic athletes are there in Canada?

It’s an opportunity to… Jackie will be presented with the prestigious Order of Sport award on Sunday, October 3, 2021 as a… Please join us in celebrating all 110 athletes and 46 coaches and mission staff from across Canada…

Who founded Special Olympics?

When was the first Special Olympic held?

Then, one day in July 1968, the world began to change. The first Special Olympics competition was held in Chicago’s Soldier Field for young people with intellectual disabilities. The goal was to put a bright—and very public—spotlight on ability, not disability.

What is the meaning of Citius?

“Citius, Altius, Fortius” is the motto of the Olympic Games; an event that symbolizes unity and exuberance of the human spirit. These three Latin words mean “Swifter, Higher, Stronger.” Baron de Coubertin borrowed the motto from Father Henri Martin Dideono, the headmaster of Arcueil College in Paris.

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