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50 per cent

of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.

4364 basketball players

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

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).