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Sports Federation Partnerships

Special Olympics actively seeks partnerships with international sport organizations to demonstrate the unique ability of sports to transcend barriers and serve as vehicle for social inclusion for children and adults with intellectually disabilities.

 

 

The International Olympic Committee Protocol Agreement

In a Protocol Agreement signed February 15,1988, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes Special Olympics, Inc. (SOI) as promoting sporting activities for individuals with an intellectual disability. SOI's recognition by the IOC carries with it the responsibility to conduct Special Olympics training and competitions in accordance with the highest ideals of the international Olympic movement, to protect the use of “Special Olympics” and ‘Olympics” from exploitation and other abuses

 

 

International School Sport Federation MOU

The International School Sport Federation is a global organization whose main mission is to educate through sport by organizing international championships in different sporting disciplines and by encouraging contests between school students with a view to promote better mutual understanding. The partnership with Special Olympics will emphasize opportunities that demonstrate and promote Special Olympics Unified Sports® which focuses on social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.

 

 

 

 

 

International Softball Federation Proclamation

On June 28th, 2011 in Athens, Greece a proclamation was signed between the International Softball Federation and Special Olympics proclaiming the ISF’s unanimous support of and affinity for Special Olympics and it’s softball players. The ISF and Special Olympics have pledged to promote each other’s organizations while engaging their regional and national governing bodies and programs to grow the sport of softball and increasing opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability to improve their skills and demonstrate their capabilities while using sport to create more inclusive communities worldwide.

 

 

International Powerlifting Federation MOU

The partnership between Special Olympics International (SOI) and the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) was formed in 2011 when SOI and IPF officials convened at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece to discuss common interests. Out of this meeting evolved an understanding of common goals and a Memorandum of Understanding which allowed for Special Olympics athlete involvement in IPF competition. Since then, Special Olympics athletes have competed in a Special Olympics division in two IPF championships – the 2012 IPF World Championships in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and the 2013 IPF World Masters Championships in Orlando, Florida. Plans are in place to have continued Special Olympics participation in future IPF events.

 

 

World Tenpin Bowling Association Proclamation

June 26th, 2011 in Athens, Greece a proclamation was signed between the World Ten Pin Bowling Association and Special Olympics proclaiming the WTBA’s unanimous support of and affinity for Special Olympics and it’s bowlers. The WTBA and Special Olympics have pledged to promote each other’s organizations while engaging their regional and national governing bodies and programs to grow the sport of bowling and increasing opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability to improve their skills and demonstrate their capabilities while using sport to create more inclusive communities worldwide.

 

 

 

European Golf Association (EGA)

The European Golf Association was founded during a meeting held in Luxembourg on the 20th of November 1937.

The Association declares as its foundation the observance of the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status as laid down by the R&A Limited.

The Association concerns itself solely with matters of an international character. Membership is restricted to European National Amateur Golf Associations, Federations or Unions.

 

The Association is presently composed of 44 member countries and is governed by the following Committees: Executive Committee (10 members); Championship Committee (12 members); EGA Handicapping & Course Rating Committee; EGA Sustainable Golf Committee

 

 

 

 

European Table Tennis Union (ETTU)

European Table Tennis Union was established in March 1957 during World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

A board of seven persons was elected to organise the 1st EC, which the Hungarian Association offered and undertook to hold in Budapest in 1958. Actually 60 national Table Tennis associations are affiliated in ETTU. The main ETTU office is located in Luxembourg.

 

 

Federation Internationale de Volleyball Proclamation

June 29th, 2011 in Athens, Greece a proclamation was signed between the International Federation of Volleyball and Special Olympics proclaiming the FIVB’s unanimous support of and affinity for Special Olympics and it’s volleyball players. The FIVB and Special Olympics have pledged to promote each other’s organizations while engaging their regional and national governing bodies and programs to grow the sport of volleyball and increasing opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability to improve their skills and demonstrate their capabilities while using sport to create more inclusive communities worldwide. 

 

 

International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity MOU

The International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA)is a professional association of scholars, professionals and university students in the adapted physical activity field. A partnership agreement was signed between the IFAPA and Special Olympics International on 18 September 2010 providing for a deeper association between both organisations through collaboration on projects of mutual interest and benefit.

 

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