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Special Olympics European Summer Games 2014

From September 13 – 20, Antwerp, Belgium will host the Special Olympics European Summer Games 2014, which is the largest... — 9.9.2014

Special Olympics & Special Olympics Floorball

Special Olympics (SO) is the largest sports organisation for persons with Intellectual Disability with more than 4,2 million officially registered athletes and 0,5 million coaches in 183 countries in all Regions of the World.

Special Olympics includes 33 different sports, 26 summer sports, 7 winter sports Floorball being the youngest sport in this long list.

The IFF and the Special Olympics signed the Proclamation for partnership during the IFF General Assembly 2011 and the IFF and Special Olympics have looked into different ways of strengthening the cooperation.

Special Olympics Floorball is played with 3 players and goalies. The playing area is 20 x 12 m.

Floorball in Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

The cities of Graz and Schladming in Styria, Austria, will host the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Special Olympics Floorball will be an official sport at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017.

About Special Olympics

Through its sports programs, Special Olympics strives to provide long-term benefits to individuals‘ health, self-esteem and social integration. Special Olympics and Paralympics are two separate organisations recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Special Olympics provides sports opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities of all ability levels. Paralympics provides opportunities for elite-level athletes with disabilities.

Special Olympics Floorball Ambassadors

Mika Kohonen, Tero Tiitu, Dominika Steglova and Nina Bärtschi are the first ever Floorball Ambassadors for Special Olympics (elected in the end of 2012)

The Special Olympics Floorball Ambassadors will work to shed light on the dignity of people with intellectual disabilities and build support for Special Olympics and its message of acceptance and inclusion for all people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Floorball Resource Team

The Special Olympics Floorball Resource team was established in June 2012 and consists of a chair and four members:
Steen Houman (DEN), chair, Steenhou(at)roskilde.dk
Mairusz Damentko (POL & SOEE), mdamsoce(at)it.com.pl
Aldo Doninelli (SUI & SOEE), doninelli(at)specialolympics.ch
Jonas Hviid (DEN), jshvi(at)frederikssund.dk
Merita Bruun (FIN & IFF), bruun (at)floorball.org

Special Olympics Floorball Materials

Special Olympics Floorball Rules of the Game
Special Olympics Floorball Digital Coaching Guide
Special Olympics Floorball Individual Skill Contest (ISC) & Score Sheet ISC
Special Olympics Floorball video clips on IFF Youtube channel
Special Olympics Floorball photos on IFF Flickr
Special Olympics Floorball education material on Special Olympics website here

More Special Olympics information:

Special Olympic website: www.specialolympics.org
Special Olympics Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympics

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