(Planned activity)

Fostering the acceptance of athletes with disabilities

The performance by disabled athletes, who must overcome their disabilities to take up the brave challenge of beating their own records and surpassing their peers around the world, are the source of inspirations and courage not only for their families and friends but also for ordinary spectators. Through our support and the exposure of athletes with disabilities to the public attention, we try to foster a greater understanding vis-à-vis the people with disabilities and their unlimited potential.
*This activity will be carried out in cooperation with Japan Sports Association for the Disabled, an incorporated foundation.

(Planned activity)

Training programs for athletes with disabilities

©Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international athletic organization advocating community integration of people with intellectual disabilities, through year-round training in a variety of sports and opportunities, to compete in games and thus demonstrate their achievements. The Fifth Special Olympics Japan Winter National Games are scheduled for February 10th to 12th, 2012 in Inawashiro, Fukushima. The Games will hopefully create a strong momentum for Fukushima, much of which was devastated by the recent earthquake and subsequent events, and it's people to rise again. The Games will also serve as a preliminary for the selection of athletes to participate in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games to be held in Pyeongchang in South Korea's Gangwon Province.
*This activity will be carried out in cooperation with Special Olympics Japan, a certified not-for-profit organization.