Representatives of Serbia will participate in the World Special Olympics to be held from July 25th to August 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles. Team Serbia consists of 83 competitors who will compete in water sports, track and field, basketball, volleyball, football, table-tennis and other sports.
Special Olympics were founded in 1968 in America as a program that promotes sports activities in various Olympic sports for people with intellectual deficiency. Since then, more than 150 countries have joined in this program, and the program now has over 4 million athletes. Since 1988, Special Olympics are an associate member of the International Olympic Committee.
Special Olympics of Serbia were founded in 2002 and since then enable people with special needs to a better integration in society through sports and sports activities. Since 2003 until today, Serbian representatives have participated in several Special Olympics and other competitions and have achieved significant results in them.
Consulate General of Serbia in Chicago wishes our Serbian athletes success in the forthcoming competitions in Los Angeles. More about Special Olympics in Los Angeles can be found here.