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  • 1. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 1
  • 2. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Introduction of Games 2 2
  • 3. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 What is Special Olympics?  Special Olympics is.... Another Olympic Games Every two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion to come together for the largest sporting and humanitarian event on the planet. ** Global Impact of Special Olympics 7 Global Regions 175 Countries History A non-profit organization that was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009), sister of former U.S. President John F Kennedy. The vision took hold in June 1962 when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a summer day camp for young people with intellectual disabilities at her home to explore their capabilities in a variety of sports and physical activities. Goals It features challenging and inspiring international competition among thousands of athletes, making it the world's second-largest sports event, after the Olympic Games. The culmination of years of athletic training and competition, the World Games bring together adults and children with intellectual disabilities to compete on the world's great athletic stages. 1,010,000 Coaches & Volunteers 4,000,000 Athletes 50,000 Events 3
  • 4. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Games Overview Period Jan. 29(Tuesday.) ~ Feb. 5(Tuesday.), 2013 *Opening Ceremony : Jan. 29(Tue.) •*Closing Ceremony : Feb. 5(Tue.) Organized by 2013 PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games Organizing Committee (http://www.2013sopoc.org) SOI (Special Olympics International) (http://www.specialolympics.org) Location PyeongChang (Alpensia and YongPyong Resort) Gangneung (Indoor Ice Rink) Hosted by 2013 PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games Organizing Committee (http://www.2013sopoc.org) Participants 2,300 athletes and 1,000 team officials from 112 countries (15,000 participants in total including family members media staff, volunteers and VIPs) Sports 7 Sports 59 Events (Official), * 1 Sport (Exhibition) Alpine Skiing, Cross Country, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey * Floor Ball Budget USD 38.7Million (USD 9Mil from Government Subsidy, USD 3Mil from Gangwon Province, USD 26.7 by Donation) 4
  • 5. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Games Vision and Goal VISION Change attitudes and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and thereby celebrate the similarities common to all people -Host the best Special Olympics World Games providing enjoyment for all who are involved and convey stories of impact GOAL - Establish sustainable Special Olympics Movement in Korea - Expand opportunities for people with ID to get involved in more physical activities and grow Special Olympics Movement in Korea Participation Concept Change Make Games happen with all together- athletes, families, spectators, volunteers, sponsors Give people with ID continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness and Change negative attitude and awareness toward people with ID Unity Demonstrate understanding and acceptance of people with ID by inspiring people through out the world SLOGAN 5
  • 6. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Games Emblem & Mascot Slogan “Together We Can” means “We, People with and without disabilities strive together”. Emblem The emblem of the 2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics Winter Games, which will be hosted at Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, shows an image of running dynamically and vividly under the concept of passion and joy. The yellow color symbolizes hope and happiness, pink symbolizes love and passion, green symbolizes conviction and clean energy, while blue symbolizes the vision for the future. It expresses the bright vision of the future through the passion and unity of enrea and Gangwon-do, and through the successful hosting of an Olympics of cooperation. 6
  • 7. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Games Emblem & Mascot Mascots 'Ra' is a blue bear symbolizing one and only, sun, god-like existence , and the highest position. Ra is kind and reliable, and has strong loyalty and belief, while spreading happiness with its warmth given by the rainbow god. It is the trustworthy gatekeeper of the Special Olympics. It protects the safety, consideration and athletes of the Special Olympics. Wielder of ice, the red sheep 'In' is a sheep of passion with red fur that represents welcome and greeting. It lived in a sheep ranch in Daegwallyeong, but was later given the power of hope by the rainbow god and has become a missionary of hope for the Special Olympics. It welcomes guests with a bright and clear heart and smile. It represents unbiased exchange, love and interest. The playful green sheepdog, 'Bow' Mascots are animals representing Gangwon province, which are Asiatic black bear, sheep, and sheepdog. Three different animal friends are going to show their courage of participating in winter sports. 'Bow' is a green sheepdog that represents greeting, welcome, friendship and love. It was born as a green sheepdog by the power of the nature of Pyeongchang, and it received the power of the rainbow god to become the brain for the spirit and challenge of sports. It has an active and confident personality, and its aim is to provide a safe sporting event. It spreads confidence, challenge, and the green nature of Pyeongchang 7
  • 8. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Main Programs– Sports Program 2013 Winter Games : 57 Sports Events and 2 Demonstration Sports Sports Venues Events 12events Super G(3), Giant Slalom(3), Slalom(3), 10mwalk(1), Super Glide(1), Glide(1) Alpine Skiing Yong Pyeong resort Cross country Skiing Alpensia Resort (Cross-country stadium) Snowboarding Alpensia Resort 9 events Super G(3), Giant Slalom(3), Slalom(3) Snowshoeing Alpensia Resort (Biathlon stadium) 9events 25m,50m,100m,200m,400m, 800m,1600m,4×100m Relay, 4×400m Relay Short Track Speed Skating Gangneung Ice-Rink 10events 25m, 55m, 111m, 222m, 333m, 500m,777m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m Relay Figure Skating Gangneung Ice-Rink YongPyong Dome Floor hockey Gangneung Community Sports Center +2 10events 50m(C), 100m(C), 500m(F), 1km(F),3km(C), 3km(F), 7.5km(F),4×1km Relay(F) •(C):Classical, (F):Freestyle 5km(C), 5km(F), 4events Single(1), Pair(1), Ice Dancing(1), Unified Pair(1) 3events ※2 Demonstration Sports : Floor Ball, MATP (Motor Activities Training Program) 8
  • 9. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Main Program– Non Sports Program In keeping with the Olympic tradition of showcasing international culture and the arts, the Games will create and use non-sports activities to unite people throughout Korea in the celebration of the spirit of Special Olympics and the achievement of people with intellectual disabilities. Torch Run Program Relay the “flame of hope” throughout municipalities, creating a festive atmosphere and excitement for the Games. 선수건강증진 프로그램 School Enrichment Program Educate students from kindergarten to 12th grade and teachers about the needs and potential of people with ID Host Town Program Healthy Athletes Program Provide international delegations time to rest and adjust and to experience Korean culture Offer free screenings in 7 disciplines to all athletes at the Games 9
  • 10. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Welcome! Supporters and Bloggers Work of Student Supporters and Special Bloggers of the Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 officially kick off. 32 college Student Supporters and 8 Special Bloggers were welcomed at the ceremony held in Gangwon Province Hall on May 31st. They will launch various PR activities including creating and distributing promotion video of the Games, capturing stories of the Special Olympics athletes, daily monitoring of the Games, and bridging between people with and without intellectual disabilities until the end of the Games period. 10
  • 11. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 In January 2013, approximately 15,000 people including 2,300 athletes wi th intellectual disabilities, team officials, media staff and their family members from 111 participating countries will visit PyeongChang, from the Republic of Korea! They are willing to come to Korea because they want to participate in the 2013 PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games. The reason why Special Olympics is unique is not just because of the athletes with intellectual disabilities, but because of the fact that it has great Impact when it comes to providing the place to see, enjoy and feel the true courage and triumph. Therefore, I am even more proud and pleased to have them as friends of Special Olympics. Please be a valuable friend Special Olympics! Yuna Kim / Special Olympics Global Ambassador and Goodwill Ambassador for upcoming Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 11
  • 12. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 School Enrichment Program What is it? 1 Resources, materials and activities to engage every school leading up to, during and after the World Winter Games in South Korea 1. Get Into It (www.specialolympics.org/getintoit) K-12 global curriculum resources 2. EKS Day (http://www.specialolympics.org/eksday/) named for the Special Olympics Founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver) 3. Spread the Word to End the Word (www.R-word.org), 1st Wednesday every March 4. Volunteerism with Special Olympics Korea 5. Unified Sports with Special Olympics Korea 6. Matching classrooms with 2,300 athlete delegations from around the world 7. Fans in the Stands during World Games and following with Special Olympics Korea 8. Participating in the Global Youth Rally, Thursday 31 January 2013, Alpensia 9. Fundraising activities benefiting the World Games or SO Korea 12
  • 13. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 2013.... Please be a friend! Special Classroom Matching Program 1What is it? An opportunity to connect 2,300 classrooms around South Korea with athletes participating in the Support of Host Town 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang from one of the 112 nations competing through 1:1matching. Program Fans in the Stands & Cheering a Team 13
  • 14. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Special Happy Matching Host Town Program (HTP) 1. To provide athletes with the best opportunity to be introduced to the host country’s culture and environmen t and time to rest before the competitions Introduction of HTP Programs 1) Host Country Cultural Experience 2) Local Community Involvement 2. To increase the public awareness toward people with intellectual disabilities and participation in Games 3) Relax/Rest Time 4) Sports Training 14
  • 15. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 List of Participating Countrie s Europe Eurasia North America Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, United States Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia, Latin America Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic , Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Georgia Republic, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Iceland Africa Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda Asia Pacific Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore 111 Nations Middle East North Africa Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibuti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, East Asia Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Republic of Korea Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen 15
  • 16. Homepage Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 ▷ Please find more information on 2013 Special Olympics Games [Official Website] www.2013sopoc.org [Official Blog] 2013specialdiary.co.kr [Mobile Homepage] m.2013sopoc.org/special 16
  • 17. Special Olympics World Winter Games Pyeong Chang 2013 Ron Vederman +301-946-1081 Rvederman@specialolympics.org 17