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Special Olympics from A to Z

By Henry Rull and Christian A. Hoch, AIPS Young Reporters

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES 2017

There are moments that really touch your heart, says technical director of Special Olympics Spain

By Pablo Martinez Dorado
GRAZ, March 24, 2017 - Inside the Congress Center in Graz, sitting on the stands and taking care of the Spanish hockey-team is Cuca Delgado. She is the technical director of Special Olympics Spain and along with other 13 trainers is responsible for the huge success of the 52 Spanish athletes in Austria (12 gold, 12 silver and 9 bronze).   Cuca has been a part of Special Olympics events for the last 19 years. “Ans I will continue doing it until my heart stops”, she says with a smile.     Q: How did you start being involved with Special Olympics?   A: ...

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES 2017

BLOG: An inside look at awarding medals at Special Olympics

By Caroline Tranberg
SCHLADMING, March 24, 2017 – I applied to hand out medals to athletes at Special Olympics. From outside it seems like an innocent act. But I have never felt this clumsy in my life.   Entering the tent for an Award Ceremony with +200 spectators I get brand new information. Apparently my fellow Young Reporter and I were to be handing out medals with the Mayor of the Austrian city Gamlizt and princess Katharina of Dachstein. The princess was wearing a silver diadem on top of her long curly hair. I was wearing black pants and a t-shirt.   And then I am rushed to ...
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New edition of the AIPS magazine now online: Paralympic champion Bebe Vio in the spotlight

By AIPS Media
LAUSANNE, March 23, 2017 - The latest edition of the AIPS Magazine is now available online: issue I of 2017 takes a look at the stories that have shaken, questioned and inspired the world of sport and sports journalism at the beginning of this new year. TRANSPARENCY IN SPORT is the title of AIPS President Gianni Merlo’s editorial: the question concerns the fact that maybe transparency hasn’t broght just positive effects to the world of sport: “Has it become a screen that hides a reality that is even more shameful that of the past – asks himself ...

PYEONGCHANG 2018

PyeongChang 2018 unveils Paralympic Pictograms

PYEONGCHANG, March 24, 2017 – With 350 days to go, the official sport pictograms for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, comprising of six images, were unveiled today by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG).The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games vision is to open up New Horizons – the hope of enlightening people around the world to discover Korea and what the country has to offer, as a winter sport and travel destination through the world’s largest sporting event. The pictograms are designed to showcase this vision using Korean alphabet known as ...
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