Special Olympics

This category is for questions about the Special Olympics, which is modeled after the Olympics but is for persons with intellectual disabilities.

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Cross Country Racing
Mile Run
Special Olympics

What is the fastest running two mile time?

7:58

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Conditions and Diseases
Autism
Aspergers Syndrome
Special Olympics

Can people with Asperger's Syndrome compete in the Special Olympics?

No. We are not physically handicapped. I was a star runner and hurdler in track, and always finished in the top ten at Cross Country Running. I sucked at football, baseball, and basketball.

Actually I found this article that talks about an athlete with aspergers who has won medals in the Special Olympics.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/04/19/for_man_with_aspergers_ice_levels_the_playing_field/

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Olympics
Tennis
Special Olympics

Write down the olympic creed?

The olympic creed is:

the most important thing is not to win but to take part,just as the most important thing in lifeis not the triump but the strugglie.the essential thing is not to have conquered,but to have fought well.

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Olympics
Olympic History
Special Olympics

What would the resale value of a special Olympic medal be?

A good questions to add to this question would be..."Why on earth would you want to sell a special Olympic medal?" Is there no sentimental value?

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Special Olympics

How many medals did Ireland win in the Special Olympics in China in 2007?

Ireland won 187 medals: 61 gold, 51 silver, and 75 bronze.

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Famous People
John F. Kennedy
Special Olympics
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

How old is Eunice Shriver?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver (one of five sisters of John F. Kennedy) was born on July 10, 1921 and died on August 11, 2009. Eunice Kennedy Shriver would have been 88 years old at the time of her death.
She was married to Sargent Shriver and was a founder of the Special Olympics.

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Special Olympics

Where online can you learn more about Special Olympics?

A nonprofit organization, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in several Olympic-type sports for children and adults intellectually challenged giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Some of the sports are Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Equestrian, Figure Skating, Golf, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Softball, Volleyball, and more. Special Olympics offers 30 Olympic-type individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities, including age-appropriate activities and activities for lower ability athletes. For persons with severe limitations who do not yet possess the physical and/or behavioral skills necessary to participate in these sports, Special Olympics also offers the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP). The activities even go beyond sports! The organization receives no federal or state funds, relying entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations ~ operated totally by dedicated volunteers. Come on ~ ALL are welcome to come, join the fun ..."get involved with someone special!" If you have any question's you can email chickswim. www.specialolympics.org www.specialolympics.ca www.specialolympicsontario.com

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Snowboarding
Special Olympics

How fast do snowboard cross riders go?

40-45 mph

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Special Olympics

Which Stephen lynch album has the song special Olympics on it?

The Stephen Lynch CD "Superhero" has "Special Olympics" on it in the bonus tracks.

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Special Olympics

Where can one obtain information about the Special Olympics?

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Olympics
Olympic History
Special Olympics

How often is the Special Olympics held?

On the local level games are held depending on the State. My County has games depending on the sport maybe once or twice before the State Games. Indiana has the State Summer Games once a year. Go to specialolympics.org to learn more.

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History of Sports
Olympics
Special Olympics

Where did Olympics mascots get their names from?

welock-much wenlock

manderville-the hospital were used to badly damage themselves

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Ancient Greece
Ancient Olympics
Special Olympics

Why did the ancient greek have the Olympic games?

The wanted to celebrate the god Zeus and show off their bodies because that was a very valued part of life. They believed that since the gods have given them these bodies, they needed to make the most of them and perfect the to the best of their abilities.

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Special Olympics

How many medals did Ireland win in the Special Olympics in 2011?

The country Ireland has won ten medals in 2012

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Sports
Olympics
Special Olympics

How many people attend the Special Olympics?

500,000

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Special Olympics

Do they have reserved parking for non-handicap people at the Special Olympics?

Do they have reserved parking for non-handicap people at the Special Olympics?

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Special Olympics

Who created the Special Olympics?

The Special Olympics was created by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of John F Kennedy.

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Special Olympics

When did the special Olympics start?

1969 In Canada
1968

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Special Olympics
Olympic History

Where was the first special Olympics held?

The first International Special Olympics were held in Soldier Field in Chicago, IL on 19 and 20 of July 1968.

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History of Sports
Special Olympics

History on deaf sports?

no deaf sports if there were who cares

no deaf sports if there were who cares

no deaf sports if there were who cares

no deaf sports if there were who cares

THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS CLEARLY KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE DEAF COMMUNITY AND LIFE STYLE!

There is more than enough information about the history of deaf sports. For example, the first deaf football game took pleace between England and Scotland in the 1890's. In 1945, The American Athletic Union of the Deaf was established which later was renamed to the American Athletic Association of the Deaf and finally the USA Deaf Sports Federation (renamed in 1997). The information on Deaf History could go on forever. To learn a lot of valuable information, visit USAdafsports.org. This also includes links with information about the Deaflympics!

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Olympic History
Tennis
Table Tennis
Special Olympics

What events are held in para Olympics but not in able bodied Olympics?

The 400, the 100, the relay most of the things that they did in the Olympics, just modified for the so they can compete. It is amazing at how good some of these people and if they compared it to the real Olympics i think it would be hands down, a tie. and please reccommend me

-bobthehoborules

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Travel & Places
Extreme Sports
Special Olympics

What is the cliff most famous for its jumpers?

Cliff Richard?

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Special Olympics

When was the Special Olympics founded?

The Special Olympics was founded in 1962 and is an internationa organization.

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Special Olympics

Who was the founder of the Special Olympics?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of the President John F. Kennedy, founded the Special Olympics.

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Special Olympics
Slogans and Mottos

What is the motto for Special Olympics?

Let me win, but if I can not win let me be be brave in the attempt.

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