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4364 basketball players

are currently registered with Special Olympics. Basketball is one of the newest sports to be added to our roster.

42,565 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

Team Canada

Day 3

Day 3
Competitions in all six sports took place today and featured incredible performances from athletes from each province and territory.

THE BOLD:

  • Competitions in all six sports took place today and featured incredible performances from athletes from each province and territory.
  • Speed Skating officially concluded with more medals presented to a triumphant group of athletes and a sea of supporters and peers.
  • Each province and territory has at least one athlete who has medaled at the 2012 games.
  • A special mention to the Floor Hockey crew who, after today’s competitions concluded, held an unofficial UNITY pick-up game between the St. Albert high school students who built the rinks and the Special Olympics Floor Hockey team from St. Albert.
    • This was yet another great example of how the host communities of St. Albert and Jasper have embraced the 2012 games.

THE GOLD:

  • Medals were also presented today for Alpine Skiing, Cross-country skiing, Figure Skating and Snowshoeing.
  • Healthy Athletes wrapped up 3 days of Health Promotion and Opening Eyes clinics having delivered invaluable Health services to many Special Olympics athletes.
    • Full numbers from the 3 days to come in tomorrow’s update.
  • SOC Chair of the Board of Directors Bev Hammond once again demonstrated why she is the Queen of PR by unearthing (and then arranging a Global TV broadcast of) this incredible and heart-warming story.

TOMORROW`S MUST-SEE:

  • Final day of competition for Alpine Skiing (Jasper), Cross-country skiing (Strathcona Wilderness Centre) and Figure Skating (Servus Place).