Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The British Transplant Games (Gateshead 2015)
22 jul 15 @ 10:52 pm
Developed by the Transplant Surgeon Maurice Slapack in 1978, the Games was originally an international event welcoming
teams from France, Greece and even the USA, today the British Transplant Games see teams from hospitals across the UK come
together to compete. Many athletes also go on to take part at the World Transplant Games.
The Games help deliver Transplant
Sports aim to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to
join the NHS Organ Donation Register and discuss their wishes with their families.
They have been staged annually since
1978 in cities across the UK and the 2015 Games will be held in NewcastleGateshead.
Special Olympics world winter games coming to Austria 2017
22 jul 15 @ 10:46 pm
Special Olympics is a worldwide movement of people, which establishes a new world
of inclusion and community, where everyone is accepted and included, irrespective of their abilities or disabilities. We help
to make the world better, healthier and more joyful.
As the biggest
international sport movement for people with intellectual disabilities Special Olympics worldwide offers all year round training
and competition opportunities in 32 different Olympic disciplines for more than 4,2 million of athletes in 170 countries.
These disciplines (respectively their set of rules and regulations)
are arranged in a way that allows as many people with intellectual disabilities as possible to participate and, in accordance
with their disability, to compete with other athletes with the approximate same ability level.
Olympics International“ was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968 and has its seat in Washington/USA. From this
headquarter, Special Olympics International coordinates the national Special Olympics programmes.