SPECIAL OLYMPICS

  • Tottenham Hotspur and Special Olympics Bharat join hands for a cause September 24, 2014

    Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (THF) mentors Gareth Jones and Daniel Slaughter were recently in India to help improve the quality of coaching in the country for people with intellectual disabilities. Jones and Slaughter trained coaches from the Special Olympic Bharat association, also focusing on the process of social inclusion of people with...
  • India take 46 medals at the Special Olympic Games December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian athletes went on a medal spree at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games as they kickedoff their campaign with 11 gold, 19 silver and 16 bronze in Newcastle, Australia Tuesday. Surjit Singh of Bihar opened India's account with a silver in athletics. The 23yearold has two more events...
  • Achint Babbar swims against the tide June 7, 2013

    Despite having the problems of mental retardation, speech problem and learning disability, the freestyle swimmer swam against the odds to win gold for India at the Special Olympics. ...
  • Meet Achint who swam against all odds to win gold at Special Olympics May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Achint Babbar swam against the odds to win the gold medal for India at the Special Olympics. He is an inspiration for every child with special needs. Agility, rigorous training and years of hard work all are prerequisites to become a swimming champion, but for Achint Babbar,...
  • MP: Special Olympics medalist Sita Sahu forced to sell street food to earn a living April 12, 2013

    Special Olympics medal winner Sita Sahu has been forced to work at a roadside eatery and sell gol gappas (a ball of flour filled with spicy water) in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Sita had won two bronze medals in 2011 Athens Special Olympics but due to financial problems, she has now...
  • MP: Special Olympics medallist works at roadside eatery April 11, 2013

    Rewa: Special Olympics medal winner Sita Sahu has been forced to work at a roadside eatery and sell gol gappas (a ball of flour filled with spicy water) in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Sita had won two bronze medals in 2011 Athens Special Olympics but due to financial problems she has...
  • 13 gold medals so far for India at World Winter Games February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: India have so far clinched 40 medals, including 13 gold, at the ongoing Special Olympics World Winter Games at Pyeong Chang, South Korea. The country has 15 silver and 12 bronze to go with the gold medals. In the most latest results, the girls floor hockey team picked...
  • Gujarat: Fighting all hurdles, girl heads for Special Olympics January 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Her family might be struggling to make ends meet, but that did not stop Maya Devipujak from following her dream of wielding the hockey stick on ice despite being bracketed among those with with Mild Intelligence Quotient. Maya is the only girl from Gujarat in the Indian Floor Hockey...
  • Preparing for the Special Olympics January 25, 2013

    India's differentlyabled children prepare for the Special Olympic Winter Games that kick off in South Korea from January 29. ...
  • Differentlyabled Special Olympic players dream big September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Their ability to grasp a situation is par excellence but they are still termed differently abled. Their eyes are on gold but they are still called poor. But the players who will represent India in the floor hockey category for the Special Olympics 2013 would not have reached...
  • Keshav shines for India at Special Olympics July 18, 2011

    Badminton player, Keshav Malik won a gold as well as a silver medal for India at the Special Olympics held in Athens. ...
  • Big B to support Special Olympics on Akshay's behest September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan will now be seen voicing his concerns about disabled children, all thanks to Akshay Kumar, brand ambassador of Special Olympics, who requested him to propagate the cause. "Akshay was shooting in the film city next door and messaged me that he would wish to meet me. He...
  • Special Olympics: The real sporting spirit October 31, 2009

    The International Cricket Carnival for people with intellectual disability kicked off with a colourful opening in the Capital. ...
  • In Pics: Akshay Kumar runs with the Flame of Hope December 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Flame of Hope, the official torch for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games, has made its way to Red Fort, New Delhi where 300 Special Olympics athletes carried the torch on a 3 km historic run to the streets of Old Delhi in Chandni Chowk on Sunday. ...
  • Pune teenager swims past special obstacles October 17, 2007

    Pune: Disabled children won 150 medals for India at last week's Special Olympics Summer Games in Shanghai. CNNIBN's Shilpa Dhamija caught up with one of the medal winners in Pune. Gauri Gadgil always wanted to make her mother proud of her. But last week at the Special Olympics Summer Games in...
  • After T20, Special Olympics does India proud October 13, 2007

    New Delhi: From cricket to hockey to football, fortune has been in India's favour over the past few months. And here's another reason for the country to smile. Disabled children won 150 medals for India at the Special Olympics held in Shanghai, China. They reached the capital on Friday night...