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Special Olympics athletes set to compete in National Games

Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:17 am | Special Olympics NZ

More than 1250 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 42 Special Olympics Clubs and three schools are set to take part in the 2017 Special Olympics National Summer Games, which are happening from 26 November to 1 December 2017. More >>

Police and service personnel to guide Special Olympics Flame

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:55 am | Special Olympics NZ

Police and service personnel from towns and cities throughout New Zealand will show their support for Special Olympics in coming weeks, by taking part in a series of torch runs leading to the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games in Wellington ... More >>

Special Olympics Flame of Hope coming to Invercargill

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:50 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Southland police will join local celebrities and some of the region’s top Special Olympics athletes on Saturday to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Invercargill’s Queen’s Park. More >>

Countdown on for NZ’s biggest Special Olympics event

Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:55 am | Special Olympics NZ

Athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the country are ramping up their training regimes, with just 100 days to go until their pinnacle sporting event in November. More >>

Games Director appointed for Special Olympics National Games

Monday, 3 July 2017, 3:13 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Baldwin to the role of Games Director for the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games 2017. The Games will be New Zealand’s largest sporting event for athletes ... More >>

New Zealand athletes bring back medals from Winter Games

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:13 pm | Special Olympics NZ

A group of New Zealand athletes with intellectual disabilities will return from the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games on Monday 27 March, with a haul of medals. The 13 athletes won 18 medals between them and all achieved personal best results, ... More >>

New Zealand impress on the slopes in Austria

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:15 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand has won 16 medals and counting at the 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games. More >>

Special Olympics athletes depart for World Winter Games

Monday, 6 March 2017, 12:35 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Thirteen athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the country are preparing to take on the world’s best as they depart for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Austria, this week. More >>

Special Olympics athletes gather ahead of World Winter Games

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 3:50 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand’s 13 athletes set to compete at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in March, will gather in Auckland later this week (25-27 January) for their final team training opportunity. More >>

Special Olympics athletes make an impact at Attitude Awards

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:50 am | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand congratulates several of its athletes named as winners and finalists in the 2016 Attitude Awards, which were presented last night at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland. More >>

Special Olympics athletes gather for Trans Tasman clash

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:09 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Hundreds of athletes with intellectual disabilities from throughout New Zealand and Australia are preparing to gather in Hamilton later this week (25-27 November), for the Special Olympics Trans Tasman Tournament. More >>

Special Olympics selects eight new ambassadors

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 2:50 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Eight New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities from across the country have been selected to participate in Special Olympics New Zealand’s national Athlete Leadership Programme, over the coming year. More >>

Sports personality highlights Special Olympics

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:46 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Special Olympics New Zealand will kick off its first ever Awareness Week, with the support of well-known sportsman Beauden Barrett. More >>

World Summer Games athletes set to gather in Wellington

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 12:51 pm | Special Olympics NZ

The ten Special Olympics New Zealand athletes competing in basketball at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles in July, will gather in Wellington this weekend for two days of training. More >>

Special Olympics NZ athletes gear up for sports camps

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 1:24 pm | Special Olympics NZ

The Special Olympics New Zealand athletes competing at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles are benefitting from specialised sports camps across the country. More >>

Top Global Honour for Special Olympics Marlborough Athlete

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:30 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Blenheim-based Special Olympics Marlborough runner and graduate Global Messenger, Dale Smit (20), has been selected as the New Zealand athlete for the Final Leg of the Torch Run for the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015. More >>

New Zealand’s LA2015 team announced

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 3:06 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Thirty-six New Zealand athletes with intellectual disabilities have been named to compete alongside 7000 athletes at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California, USA next July. More >>

Special Olympics New Zealand selects inspiring new leaders

Monday, 22 September 2014, 11:40 am | Special Olympics NZ

Eight New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities are being given the chance to extend their leadership and communication skills through Special Olympics New Zealand’s prestigious national Athlete Leadership Programme. More >>

Disability sports day more popular than ever

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:52 am | Special Olympics NZ

Students with intellectual and physical disabilities will be showing off their sporting prowess next Monday at Special Olympics New Zealand’s Athletes with Disabilities Fun Day. More >>

Special Olympics gifted by Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Monday, 14 July 2014, 11:53 am | Special Olympics NZ

New Zealand’s largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities is almost $10,000 better off following a Quiz Night organised by the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce. More >>

 

 

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