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"join the Wonderful Winning World of Special Olympics World Summer Games"
Start date: Mar 1, 2011,

The Special Olympics World Summer Games constitute a major spor-t event and express a global movement that provides people with intellectual disability, through training and competition, the chance to develop physically, to gain self confidence and to integrate into the ..daily activities of society.The Special Olympics Wodd Summer Games ATHENS 2011 will take place in 2011 in Athens, from June 20th to July 4th hosting 7,500 athletes, 2,500 coaches, 3,000 officials, 25,000 volunteers, 40,000 athletes' family members and thousands of spectators and journalists from every part of the globe. Moreover, the cultural and humanitarian dimension of the non- sport events that will take place during the Games will provide them the role of an effective catalyst for a social change towards understanding and acceptance of people with intellectual disability.The ATHENS 2011 Volunteers Programme will activate 25,000 volunteers from all over the world. The 100 volunteers that will participate in the ATHENS 2011 Volunteers' Program through the EVS Program will be invited to provide their services in various functional areas both in the sport venues as well as in the non-sport sites. The volunteers will cooperate with the staff of ATHENS 2011 but also with the Special Olympics athletes, their coaches and escorts. The volunteers will attend Specific Training sessions provided by the ATHENS 2011 Volunteers' Program. Citizens of the world are invited and challenged to live a unique and once-in-a-life-time experience by participating in the ATHENS 2011 Volunteers Program.The Sending organisations participating in this group EVS project Germany, Italy, Lithuania,Spain,Turkey and United Kingdom.
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