The first International Special Olympics Summer Games were held in Chicago in 1968

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Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries</p> <p>Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries</p> <p>The next Special Olympics World Summer Games will be in Los Angeles, California from July 24 to August 2, 2015</p> <p>The last Special Olympics World Winter Games will be in South Korea from January 29 to February 5, 2013</p> <p>Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the worldincluding local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 53,000 events a year </p> <p>In June 1962, Eunice Kennedy Shriver(sister of JFK) started a day camp, known as Camp Shriver, for children with intellectual disabilities</p> <p>Anne McGlone Burke, a physical education teacher with the Chicago Park District, began with the idea for a one-time Olympic-style athletic competition for people with special needs.. </p> <p>The first International Special Olympics Summer Games were held in Chicago in 1968</p> <p>At the July 1968 games, Shriver announced the formation of Special Olympics.</p> <p>Special Olympics launched in Great Britain in 1972</p> <p>The first National Summer Games in this country were in Brighton 1975</p> <p>The first International Special Olympics Winter Games were held in February 1977 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA</p> <p>In 1988, the Special Olympics was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)</p> <p>Special Olympics has over 32 Olympic-type individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities</p> <p>Elaine Daykin wanting a physical outlet for her son Richard who was born with Downs Syndrome started a small group in a local Special Education School in Redditch in 1989</p> <p>Elaine had the idea after attending the first Leicester National Summer Games in 1989</p> <p>The group went from strength to strength-Creating groups in Worcester, Malvern &amp; BromsgroveThis became known as Worcestershire Special OlympicsFrom Pitcheroak School the group went onto the YMCA to train weekly</p> <p>In 1993 due to the massive logistics of such a big group it was decided to create a Redditch group.This allowed us to maximise the potential of our Olympians The group became known as Special Olympics RedditchWe have been training at the Trinity High School since 1995</p> <p>Today we have over 50 Olympians registered with SOGB20 volunteersOur own website www.specialolympics/org.ukLaunched the newsletter newsredA strong committee consisting of parents non parents and OlympiansOur Patron is local MP Karen Lumley</p> <p>TrainingWe train every week at the trinityAlso have fortnightly Swimming training at the Abbey StadiumRecently re started Gymnastics training at Kingsley every Wednesday</p> <p>We would like to thank all those who support us with their time A special thanks to those companies &amp; organisations who have also supported us in the past and for those partners who continue to provide funds, grants &amp; donationsThanks also to our trophy, merchandise equipment and kit suppliers</p> <p>THE END</p>

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