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"Welcome to an explosive start to 2013. Having just returned from a fantastic Final Leg in The Republic of Korea, I can tell you new and exciting opportunities await us all this year."
The Special Hands Project, founded and supported by Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 Organizing Committee, is bringing athletes and others from seven developing countries to Korea
Christine Parker Hunt
Special Olympics Team USA
Australia’s Senator Jan McLucas, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers took time to support Team Australia’s athletes in Pyeongchang during the Special Olympics World Winter Games and Global Youth Development Summit.
While the Special Olympics World Winter Games were under way in the Republic of Korea, the Huffington Post published articles, features and blog posts about the Games. Here's a rundown of the items from HuffPo.
A performance from figure skating stars Kim Yu-na and Michelle Kwan was the highlight of the Closing Ceremony of the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics World Winter Games tonight.
Ms Simone Attard
Bart Conner, Vice Chair of Special OIympics International
I was so inspired by Zoe and her entire faimly. Her sister Skye and Mom and Dad spent Saturday morning at the Alpine Skiing venue. Zoe practiced every day to get ready for the competitions.
Kay Carney Hunter
Rick Oney, an Alpine skier for SO Team USA, competed in running marathons also. The D.C. Special Olympics in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon encouraged distance running by SO athletes.
Carmel Jackson Hunter Region NSW
Special Olympics NSW put out a call for a volunteer for someone to come forward and coach Snow Skiing and Kenn Brown volunteered.
Thirty years ago Javier was admitted to ¨Lo Barnechea¨ a special-ed school in Santiago de Chile. Javier was the smallest of all his classmates, very disorganized yet always smiling.
John Choi the korean boy
Without Special Olympics, I wonder what my life would be.
Richard Lauznis, a cross-country skier from Latvia, lived up to the athlete oath yesterday when he completed the 5km race despite fracturing his wrist half-way through the grueling event.
4 years ago I was given the honour of being chosen to help as a coach with the floor hockey team in the World Special Olympic Games Idaho.
Listen to Special Olympics athlete Andrew Peterson deliver an amazing speech about his life story to delegates at the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 2012 International Conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The weather in here Pyeongchang has been varied and ever-changing.
JiSub Kim, YeonSeok Jung, MyeongSeok Lee,
We met Aric who is the oldest speed skater in Special Olympics 37 years old and from Canada.
He is the speed skater, but he play sports like baseball, golf, ski, and speed skate.
Sharing dinner with athletes I got to talk with Papua New Guinea coach.
She told me the delegation was only one athlete for snowshoeing, who got a participation ribbon. The girl was so happy and enthusiastic!
I am attending the SOWWG at south korea in Alpensia.The Koreans are very welcoming,passionate people.Today was the fifth day of our training program and the Korean families were invited too.
While we were in one of the auditoriums watching floor ball we interviewed a Special Olympic athlete from Austria. The man had been participating in floor ball for 2 years but unfortunately had never won a floor ball match.
Caitlynn Cantrell, Stanley Stimson
My name is Caitlynn Cantrell I am a High School student from McMinnville Oregon here at 2013 Special Olympics Global Youth Activation Summit. Before leaving to South Korea I read a story in the local paper about our Special Olympics Oregon Snowboarding Athlete Henry Meece.