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National Winter Games wraps up

Monday, 23 September 2019, 12:37 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Cardrona Alpine Resort was the host last week to Special Olympics New Zealand 7th National Winter Games. Held over four days, 48 athletes with an intellectual disability took to the slopes to race in alpine skiing and snowboarding events - each competing ... More >>

Special Olympics athletes take to the slopes

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 1:52 pm | Special Olympics NZ

New Zealand’s finest Special Olympics snow sports athletes will strap on their skis and snowboards next week to compete at the Special Olympics National Winter Games at Cardrona Alpine Resort. More >>

Special Olympics athletes compete for inclusion in Chch

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:24 am | Special Olympics NZ

A group of Special Olympics athletes will compete in a one-off exhibition football match next week to celebrate the Special Olympics Global Day of Inclusion. More >>

NZ athletes claim first medals at Special Olympics

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 3:03 pm | Special Olympics NZ

The New Zealand team at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi have claimed their first medals, in the second day of the week-long competition. More >>

Christchurch doctor up for international health award

Sunday, 22 July 2018, 12:03 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Christchurch audiologist Dr Jeanine Doherty is in the running for a global Special Olympics Golisano Health Leadership Award, for the Asia-Pacific region. This award would recognise her work with people with intellectual disabilities through Special ... More >>

Sky Tower set to light up for Special Olympics

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:38 pm | Special Olympics NZ

This Saturday 21 July Auckland’s Sky Tower is set to turn red in a global display of unity to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics. The Sky Tower will be one of 70 international landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, the London ... More >>

New CEO for Special Olympics New Zealand

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:25 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Newly appointed Special Olympics New Zealand CEO Carolyn Young has paid tribute to her predecessor Kathy Gibson. More >>

Athletes set to take on new leadership challenge

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:40 am | Special Olympics NZ

A group of athletes with intellectual disabilities are preparing to take on a new challenge, as they kick off their training to become athlete ambassadors for Special Olympics New Zealand, known as Global Messengers. The goal of the programme is to ... More >>

Athletes head home from National Summer Games

Friday, 1 December 2017, 4:19 pm | Special Olympics NZ

More than 1250 athletes with intellectual disabilities are heading home from their pinnacle sporting event – the Special Olympics National Summer Games 2017, which finished in Wellington today. More >>

Feilding woman mucks in to support Special Olympics

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 11:00 am | Special Olympics NZ

Yesterday was no ordinary day for Manawatu’s Arianna Ashworth. She traded her office job for the morning to join volunteers from across the district supporting the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games. More >>

Waikato athlete impresses in the pool

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 8:23 am | Special Olympics NZ

Waikato’s Melissa Donoghue has a goal, to reach the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and she is heading in the right direction. Melissa impressed in the pool today winning gold in the 100m Individual Medley and silver in the 50m Butterfly at the Special ... More >>

NZ Special Olympics Kicks Off

Monday, 27 November 2017, 12:48 pm | Special Olympics NZ

New Zealand’s biggest event for athletes with intellectual disabilities has kicked off at an Opening Ceremony at Te Rauparaha Area in Porirua, Wellington. More >>

Manawatu volunteers to help make Special Olympics a success

Monday, 27 November 2017, 12:40 pm | Special Olympics NZ

More than 60 FMG employees will pitch in as volunteers at the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games equestrian competition in Feilding this week. More >>

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 >>