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By Maria Pia Beltran, AIPS Media in Budapest

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First meeting of FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee

ZURICH, March 24, 2017 - Representatives from clubs, leagues and players came together with Member Associations, Confederations and the FIFA Administration in Zurich at the first meeting of FIFA’s Football Stakeholder Committee. It was created to provide a platform for FIFA to engage in a meaningful manner with key stakeholders in professional football so that relationships can be enhanced, and ideas and opinions exchanged to forge unity across the game.Today’s meeting was chaired by FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President, Victor Montagliani. This diverse group of stakeholders from all Confederations ...

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES 2017

The growth of Special Olympics in Africa: winning over one heart at a time

By Dovile Seduikyte
GRAZ, March 26, 2017 – “Why do you do what you do in life? To be happy. Happiness is the ultimate goal. Most of the people that are here are happy. Medal or no medal,” president and managing director of the Africa region Charles Nyambe says, commenting on the biggest accomplishment of Special Olympics. He came into office in 2004 and since then saw the development of Special Olympics in Africa. But there is still a big mountain to climb. “We grew just from 200 athletes in the region to 220,000. That is our philosophy. If we have 10 athletes today, how can we get 20 tomorrow? But the ...
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES 2017

Special Olympics from A to Z

By Henry Rull and Christian A. Hoch
GRAZ, March 26, 2017 – The Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria came to a crescendo with the Closing ceremony on Friday evening. Hence it is time to sum up the competition with some facts and numbers. Austria is the first country to host the Special Olympics Winter or Summer World Games at least twice apart from the US. Bharat is an archaic name for India. With 90 athletes, India had the fourth largest delegation in Austria after the hosts, USA and Canada. Crossing barriers is one of the most important subjects of Special Olympics. People from all over the world come ...

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES 2017

Dancing with Olympic legends: Torvill and Dean support the Games

By Caroline Tranberg

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TIAS confers 1st batch of Master's Degrees in Sport and Olympic Studies

By Chukai Lim and Jaimie Tani

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES 2017

War is just another challenge for hopeful athletes in the history of sport

By Stavros Markoulakis
RAMSAU, March 23, 2017 - It might be the drive to bring some joy to your nation during hard times, a need to escape from a catastrophic situation or just an unbreakable will to succeed. The sure thing is that a champion can arise even in the most difficult of circumstances and certainly there are not many circumstances more difficult than living in a country that is in a state of war. What Syrian athlete Asmaa Naser Eddin achieved recently in the World Winter Special Olympics Games, when she won the silver medal at 25m snowshoeing, is more than inspiring. She, however, is not the only ...
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