Olimpiadas Especiales

Special Olympics Argentina is a non-profit Civil Association that facilitates the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities through sport throughout the country. Its mission is to provide training and sports competition throughout the year in a variety of Olympic sports, to people over eight years of age with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Argentina is a non-profit civil association with national scope and 40 years of experience in Argentina, belonging to the international Special Olympics movement, present in more than 170 countries. In 2018, the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics was celebrated around the world.

This programme has the endorsement of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Argentine Olympic Committee (COA), National Sports Agency, Ministry of Social Development of the Nation and Sports Federations.
In 1988, Special Olympics was recognized by the International Olympic Committee, thus being the only sports organization authorised by the IOC to use the word "Olympics" in its name.

Through teacher and community leader training, the objective is to promote the biopsychosocial development of children with intellectual disabilities from 2 years of age, through stimulation activities and pre-sports games.
The Programme provides:
  • Awareness and training
  • Playful materials
  • Articulation with the Families Programme, which promotes the creation of a support network for families and organises support and training activities for them
Participation in unified activities that promote inclusion and the meeting of children with and without intellectual disabilities

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