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1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

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.

Team Canada

Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games – Day 3


Upcoming Events for March 4, 2016

  • This will be the third day of competition.
  • Athletes will compete in cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Downhill skiing action, rescheduled from March 2, will take place at Marble Mountain from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Curlers will compete from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Corner Brook Curling Club.
  • Figure skaters will vie for medals in the Corner Brook Civic Centre Annex from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Floor hockey competition will take place at the Corner Brook Regional High School and the Civic Centre Annex from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Live sport streaming schedule has floor hockey from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and alpine skiing from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Click on www.rogerstv.com/cornerbrook to catch all the action!

Highlights from March 3, 2016

  • During a screening at the Healthy Athletes program, an athlete from Ontario was diagnosed with a lock toe, which has been affecting his ability to walk and run. Now that he’s been diagnosed, he will be referred to a specialist who will help fix the issue and he’ll be able to perform better and run/walk again.
  • A Manitoba cross-country skier found himself in a bit of a disadvantage when his aluminum ski pole bent during practice. The wax technician at Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club contacted a local company -Cycle Solutions who offered the athlete a set of complimentary carbon fiber poles, a significant upgrade from his aluminum poles.
  • Special Olympics British Columbia athlete Marc Theriault added to his already large trophy case with a gold medal presented by Special Olympics pioneer Dr. Frank Hayden.
  • Speed Skater Cynthia Simmons, Special Olympics Northwest Territories’ only athlete, put on a show in front of speed skating legend Catriona Le May Doan by sweeping gold in her events.