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June 8, 2012
‘Children of Bangladesh’ triumph in first South Asian Football tourney 
South Asian Football Tournment

Hosted by Special Olympics Bangladesh, five teams from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bharat (India) competed over two days in two divisions. In addition to the Prime Minister, government delegates including Honorable Minister for Social Welfare Enamul Hoque Mostofa Shaheed and President of Bangladesh Olympics Association Md. Abdul Moheen graced the Opening Ceremony at Bangladesh Army Stadium on 22 May.
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PU in India
Building Communities

Project Unify Ignites Bharat: Special Olympics Bharat launches Project Unify at schools in Bareilly, Patna and New Delhi, empowering youths with and without intellectual disability to lead the events (left). 
Athletes take the lead: Six APAC athletes came together to form an Input Council,  to improve and expand the Special Olympics movement by strengthening athlete voices.

Bharat is ISO Certified:  The first Program in the Movement to obtain the internationally recognised standard for quality assurance.

Family Support Network: Pakistan strengthens its  Network with a seminar for its members.

Family Health Forum:
 Indonesia held a health screening and family forum for its athletes. 
Asia Pacific Leadership Conference: Leaders from 25 Asia Pacific Programs met in Singapore in late April to share best practises and future directions

SO Sg Hockey
Sports & Competitions

Hockey: Three teams duked it out in  Singapore's Hockey Meet. Pictures

150 athletes from 17 local special schools took part in Singapore's competition. Pictures

Fans & Funds
Pakistan: Local telco Ufone sponsored a Games day for 400 athletes.

Coca-Cola: Global Special Olympics Supporter Coca-Cola created the innovative 'Cola-Cola Hug Machine' in Singapore to deliver happiness to its fans. Watch  Read

Healthy Athletes

Opening Eyes: Pakistan’s athletes now have access to state of the art eye care services, by the country's top eye hospital.

Hear the World:
 Sharmila Kumari is one of the 14 Bharat athletes who received the gift of hearing from Global Supporter Phonak.


Building Communities

Sports & Competitions

Fans & Funds

Healthy Athletes

Special Olympics PSA!

Athlete and Mount Kilimanjaro Conquerer Salihin bin Sinai is in a Special Olympics Public Service Announcement (PSA).

Catch it now on ESPN and Star Sports in these Asia Pacific countries!

Hong Kong: ESPN Hong Kong
Indonesia: ESPN Indonesia
Malaysia, Brunei: ESPN Malaysia
Philippines: ESPN Philippines
Indonesia, Macau, Singapore,Thailand, Vietnam: ESPN S.E.A. N.P.L

Star Sports
Indonesia: STAR Sports Indonesia
Malaysia, Brunei: STAR Sports Malaysia
Indonesia, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam: STAR Sports S.E.A. N.P.L.

Inspiring Athletes in the News

Stephanie Handojo will represent Indonesia as a torch bearer for the London Olympics! Read

Chris Bunton delivers the opening address to 200 sports and business leaders at the Sporting Dream Business event in Sydney, Australia. Watch
Bocce athletes from Philippines played in the recent annual Palarong Pambansa.

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