Maidan Summit 2011 - Harpreet Singh, Special Olympics Bharat (I)

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Mr Harpreet Singh emphasised on the issue of intellectual disability in his presentation at Maidan Summit 2011. Highlighting the scale of Special Olympics Bharat, the second largest Special Olympics programme in the world which reaches out to all 600 districts in India, he shared that Special Olympics is perhaps the biggest movement that inclusively engages men and women through sport. He further added that these sport activities do not encourage physical contact and rely on equal opportunities.

He supported the view that sport programmes are a great adhesive, and help connect people. Sharing his experience with sport at the Special Olympics, he detailed out the power of sports as a tool to build up greater respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity.

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Maidan Summit 2011 - Harpreet Singh, Special Olympics Bharat (I)

  1. 1. Special Olympics
  2. 2. ORIENTATION GOALS -1. Understand Special Olympics’ mission2. Know the differences between Special Olympics and other sports organizations.3. Identify the three principal factors in Divisioning4. Understand athlete advancement5. Know the opportunities for volunteering
  3. 3. Special Olympics Movement• 3.9 million athletes worldwide, out of 190 Million• More than 200 programs in 183 countries• 7 regional offices• 30 Olympic type summer and winter sports• Approximately 900,000 volunteers worldwide• More than 250,000 coaches• More than 40,000 competitions around the world each year• World Games quadrennial system
  4. 4. Special Olympics HistoryThe Special Olympics movement started in20th July 1968, when the First InternationalSpecial Olympics Games held at SoldierField, Chicago, USA.But the concept of Special Olympics wasborn much earlier, when Eunice KennedyShriver in June 1962, invited 35 boys andgirls with intellectual disabilities to CampShriver, a day camp at Timber lawn, her homein Rockville, to explore their capabilities in avariety of sports and physical activities. 4
  5. 5. Special Olympics MissionThe mission of Special Olympics is toprovide year-round sports training andathletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of ageand older with intellectual disabilities, givingthem continuing opportunities to developphysical fitness, demonstrate courage,experience joy and participate in a sharing ofgifts, skills and friendship with their families,other Special Olympics athletes, and the 5community.
  6. 6. Special Olympics VisionSpecial Olympics is anunprecedented global movementwhich, through quality sportstraining and competition,improves the lives of peoplewith intellectual disabilities and, inturn, the lives of everyone theytouch.
  7. 7. Agreement with the International Olympic CommitteeSpecial Olympics is formally recognized by theIOC.Special Olympics is the only organization permittedto use the word “Olympics” in its title.The Olympic and Special Olympics have similarOpening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies andAward Ceremonies
  8. 8. DIFFERENCES FROM PARALYMPICS AND INAS – WHAT MAKES SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPECIAL INAS Special Olympics Paralympics• All athletes have Athletes have an • Mostly serves athletes an intellectual intellectual with physical disability disability disabilities. Some athletes may have an• Opportunities for Only for elite intellectual disability all ability levels athletes • Only for elite athletes Awards for top • Awards for top three• Awards for all three finishers finishers athletes • Only the best in an Only the best in• Random selection event go to the next an event go to the level of competition to next level of next level of competition competition
  9. 9. SPORTSSUMMER SPORTS WINTER SPORTS Aquatics Alpine Skiing Athletics Cross Country Skiing Basketball Bocce Floor Hockey Bowling Figure Skating Cricket Speed Skating Cycling Snow Shoeing Equestrian Snow Boarding Football Golf NATIONALLY POPULAR Artistic Gymnastics SPORTS Rhythmic Gymnastics Netball Power lifting Badminton Roller Skating Sailing Softball Team Handball Table Tennis Kabbadi Tennis Mountain Climbing? Volleyball Kho Kho
  10. 10. Meaning of Logo Athlete Volunteer Family Coach Board member OrganizerSponsor Register tread mark
  11. 11. THE ATHLETEchildren & adults with an intellectual disability
  12. 12. SPORTS TRAINING & COMPETITION Opportunities for all interests and all skill levels
  13. 13. Initiatives• Young Athlete• Athlete Leadership Program• Healthy Athlete• SO Get Into It• Unified Sports• Family Forum• Project UNIFY• Youth Activation
  14. 14. Special Olympics DivisioningSpecial Olympics organize itscompetition so that, whereverpossible, athletes compete againstothers of similar ability. Thisprocess is called Divisioning. 14
  15. 15. DIVISIONING•Provide all competitors a chance to excel• No more than 8 athletes or teams per division• Grouped by age, gender and ability
  16. 16. DIVISIONING1.GENDER2.AGE3.ABILITY
  17. 17. GENDER: Male, Female or Combined (under some circumstances) 17
  18. 18. AGE GROUP: Individual Sports Team Sports 08 – 11 below 15 12 – 15 16 – 21 16 – 21 22 – 29 22 – 29 30 + 30+ 18
  19. 19. COMBINING GROUPS: • Age groups and/or males and females may be combined if this achieves a closer matching of ability. • The minimum number of athletes or teams in a division is 3 and maximum is 8. 19
  20. 20. Unified SportsUnified Sports  is a program inwhich athletes with and withoutdisability (partners) play together forboth training and competition.This is becoming a most popularinstrument for Inclusion andMainstreaming
  21. 21. AWARDS FOR ALL • All athletes who participate receive awards. • Athletes are given awards based on order of finish - first through 8th place.
  22. 22. History of Special Olympics BharatSpecial Olympics Movement started in 1988in India with a 2000 athletes. SpecialOlympics Bharat formed under the leadershipof Air Marshal (Retd.) Denzil Keelor andregistered under the Indian Trust Act on 19thJuly 2001. It was immediately accredited bySpecial Olympics International as theNational Special Olympics Program for India.The same time, all the sub- programs of thestates were freshly registered and accreditedby Special Olympics Bharat. 22
  23. 23. Unique features of Special Olympics Bharat• Special Olympics Bharat recognize as a National Sports Federation by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports• Multiple disciplined covering 25 sports and growing• Serving both male and female athletes• Established in 35 states & UT’s covering more than 600 districts• Focused in rural area• Second largest Program in the world• Volunteer driven• No fees charge to participate• Based on respect, acceptance, inclusion & human dignity• Providing social change and building communities on ability basis• Empowering athletes and providing opportunities to excel• Helping athletes to improve health• Supporting families and youth
  24. 24. Special Olympics Bharat AN OVERVIEW OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS BHARAT 31 DECEMBER 2010 31 STATES SPORTS PROGRAM OFFERED ASSAM ARUNACHAL PRADESH ANDHRA PRADESH BIHAR AQUATICS CHANDIGARH ATHLETICS CHATTISGARH BADMINTON DELHI BASKETBALL GOA BOCCE GUJARAT CRICKET HARYANA CYCLING HIMACHAL HANDBALL PRADESH POWERLIFTING JHARKHAND ROLLER SKATING JAMMU & KASHMIR SOCCER KARNATAKA TABLE TENNIS KERALA VOLLEYBALL MADHYA FLOOR HOCKEY MAHARASHTRA ALPINE SKIING MANIPUR SNOW SHOEING MIZORAM SPEED SKATING MEGHALAYA SNOWBOARDING NAGALAND FIGURE SKATING ORISSA KHO-KHO PUNJAB KHABADI PONDICHERRYCurrent Status: Over 750234 Athletes, 45000 Coaches, RAJASTHAN 1759 Trainers, 73948 Volunteers, 77542 Families SIKKIM TRIPURA TARGET 2011 ; 850,000 Athletes TAMIL NADU UTTARAKHAND UTTAR PRADESH WEST BENGAL
  25. 25. Special Olympics Bharat at Special World Level Coaches Officials Athletes Bronze Silver Gold Olympics Summer WorldYear Games Venue Dates Remarks 1st Summer July 19- Only USA and Canada1968 Games Chicago, USA 20 Not Participated took part 2nd Summer August 50 USA states include1970 Games Chicago, USA 13-15 Not Participated France and Puerto Rice 3rd Summer August1972 Games Los Angles, USA 13-18 Not Participated 4th Summer August1975 Games Michigan, USA 7-11 Not Participated 10 Country participated 5th Summer August1979 Games Brookport, USA 8-13 Not Participated 20 Country participated 6th Summer Balon Rouge, July 12-1983 Games USA 18 Not Participated 7th Summer Jul 31-1987 Games Indiana, USA Aug 8 11 3 0 4 6 8 70 country participated 8th Summer July 19-1991 Games Minnesota, USA 27 25 5 0 20 10 2 100 country participated 9th Summer Connecticut, 143 Country participated1995 Games USA July 1-9 72 0 0 28 20 10 in 21 games 10th Summer North Carillon, Jun 30- 150 Country participated1999 Games USA Jul 10 19 1 1 25 45 37 in 21 Games 11th Summer Jun 21- 150 Country participated2003 Games Dublin, Ireland 30 81 20 2 34 36 40 in 21 Games 12 Summer 2-11 Oct2007 Games - China 07 139 42 3 36 45 67
  26. 26. Performance at World Winter Games Coaches Athletes Official Bronze Silver Gold Special Olympics Winter WorldYear Games Venue Dates Remarks1977 1st Winter Games Colorado,USA February 5-11 Not Participated Only USA and Canada took part1981 2nd Winter Games Balon Rouge,USA July 12-18 Not Participated 14 country participated in Skiing1985 3rd Winter Games Utah, USA March 24-29 Not Participated and skating1989 4th Winter Games California, USA April 1-8 Not Participated1993 5th Winter Games Schladming,Austria March 20-27 12 5 0 1 0 0 50 Country participated 01997 6th Winter Games Toronto, Canada February 1-8 0 0 0 0 0 73 Country participated2001 7th Winter Games Alaska, USA March 4-11 12 5 1 0 0 1 80 Country participated2005 8th Winter Games Nagano, Japan 26 Feb- 5 Mar 16 3 3 0 0 0 5th place, Floor Hockey2009 9th Winter Games Idaho, USA 03-12 Feb 09 49 13 2 7 8 2 17 Medals won
  27. 27. Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath "Let me win, But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt."
  28. 28. MYTHS - KNOW THE TRUTHMyth TruthOnly for kids For all agesOnly for low ability levels Opportunities for all ability levelsAll Down syndrome athletes. Athletes with an intellectual disabilityFor all disabilities Only athletes with an intellectual disabilitySame as Paralympics Special Olympics very differentJust competition Year-round trainingJust track and field Opportunities in many sportsEveryone wins Only one gold medal per divisionWinning isn’t important Special Olympics athletes want to win

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