Spectators' Guide - Special Olympics

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Spectators' Guide - Special Olympics

XIII Special Olympics

World Summer Games

ATHENS 2011

Spectators’ Guide


Spectators’ Guide


Official Spectators’ Guide

Special Olympics World Summer Games

ATHENS 2011

Sports & Venues Department

Spectators’ Services Team

Nikolaos Kapnoulas, Head of Department

Aggelos Siamandouras

Alexandra Chrysou

Alexis Zeliotis

Aliki Kourkouli

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Despina Pantzari

Doris Sfikas

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Eva Boudouri

Evaggelos Chainas

Katerina Athanasiou

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Panagiotis Exarhouleas

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Editor-in-chief

Alexandra Vougiouka

Assiduity - Translations

Marilena Vardikou

Art Direction

PILLAR S.A.

Tatiana Abou Ghazaleh


Table of Contents

1 Special Olympics ..................................................................................................................8

1.1 Special Olympics ............................................................................................................9

1.2 Special Olympics Hellas ............................................................................................. 10

1.3 Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 .................................... 11

2 Spectators’ Information.................................................................................................. 12

2.1 Tips ................................................................................................................................ 13

2.2 Opening and Closing Ceremonies ........................................................................... 14

2.3 Special Olympics Festival .......................................................................................... 15

2.4 Unity Sports Events (USE) / USE Demonstration .................................................... 16

2.5 Competition Schedule ................................................................................................. 20

2.6 Venues & Transportation ........................................................................................... 24

Sports .................................................................................................................................... 44

3.1 Aquatics (Swimming) .................................................................................................. 47

3.2 Athletics ......................................................................................................................... 48

3.3 Badminton ..................................................................................................................... 49

3.4 Basketball ..................................................................................................................... 50

3.5 Beach Volleyball .......................................................................................................... 51

3.6 Bocce ............................................................................................................................. 52

3.7 Bowling ......................................................................................................................... 53

3.8 Cycling .......................................................................................................................... 54

3.9 Equestrian ..................................................................................................................... 55

3.10 Football ......................................................................................................................... 56

3.11 Golf................................................................................................................................ 57

3.12 Gymnastics ................................................................................................................... 58

3.13 Handball ....................................................................................................................... 60

3.14 Judo ............................................................................................................................... 61

3.15 Kayaking....................................................................................................................... 62

3.16 Open Water Swimming .............................................................................................. 63

3.17 Powerlifting ................................................................................................................... 64

3.18 Roller Skating ............................................................................................................... 65

3.19 Sailing ........................................................................................................................... 66

3.20 Softball .......................................................................................................................... 67

3.21 Table Tennis .................................................................................................................. 68

3.22 Tennis ............................................................................................................................ 69

3.23 Volleyball ..................................................................................................................... 70

3.24 Young Athletes ............................................................................................................. 71

3.25 Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) .............................................................. 72

4 Appendices .......................................................................................................................... 7

4.1 Maps ............................................................................................................................. 74

4.2 ΟΑSΑ Buses’ Routes ................................................................................................... 76

4.3 Conditions of Ticket Sales and Terms of Admission ................................................ 77


Introduction


Welcome to Athens and to the wonderful world of the winners. A

world of sincere, honest smiles, genuine compassion and gentle rivalry,

without fanatic extremes, deceptive star system and antagonism. This is

the world of Special Olympics.

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt” is the

oath of the Special Olympics athletes. These 15 words condense the

meaning of these unique athletes’ effort through their involvement in

sports, in order to achieve self-confidence, respect for their diversity

and an equal position in society.

Since 1962 when Eunice Kennedy Shriver organized the first summer

camp for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and until

today, this worldwide movement embraces more than 3.7 million athletes in 185 countries

globally; it is this vision that inspires, energizes and guides their efforts. The vision of a society

that prefers to embrace than to exclude, and to integrate rather than isolate.

The ATHENS 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games is a milestone in the evolution

of the Special Olympics worldwide movement. Here in Athens, the birthplace of logic,

myths, democracy and art, this movement meets with the immortalprinciples of Olympism; its

contemporary humanitarian spirit blends with “the true, the beautiful and the good”..

The Flame of Hope was lit on the holy hill of Pnyx by the life giving sun and has travelled since

to continents and numerous cities in Greece. Today, the Flame of Hope will light the cauldron

of the Games at the Kallimarmaron Panathinaikon Stadium, and it will give to our souls and

minds the glow, warmth and humanity of the sun. It will disperse any introversion, ignorance

and alienation, and it will mark the beginning of the biggest worldwide sports, educational and

cultural event in 2011.

Since February 14 th , 2008, when Special Olympics International entrusted the 2011 Games

in Greece, we have worked hard and methodically. And today, we are as ready to welcome

and host, according to Greek tradition, 7.000 great athletes from 175 countries around the

world, 2.000 coaches, 1.100 judges and referees, 3.000 representatives of the press and

mass media, thousands family members of the athletes, and officials of the worldwide Special

Olympics movement who have come to Greece to participate in this celebration of life.

Looking back on this long journey, we can only feel joy, awe and pride. We are assured that

each small step was worth the effort and time needed to occur.

Let us all feel the meaning of this moment. Let the noble efforts of the Special Olympics’ athletes

inspire you by inner strength that makes them shine bright. Look into their eyes. Feel the thrill their

effort emits. Share their joy. Say too, “I’m in!” and keep a special place in your hearts, even

when the lights of this celebration are off.

Joanna Despotopoulou

Organizing Committee President

ATHENS 2011


Introduction | Spectators’ Guide

Dear Special Olympics Athletes, Families, and Fans:

Welcome to the Special Olympics World Summer Games! Είμαι Μέσα!

Here in Athens, the Special Olympics movement comes home—home to the

birthplace of the Olympic Games, home to the birthplace of the idea of human

equality, home to the birthplace of democracy. But in a powerful way, our

athletes come to Athens to do even more than come home. They come to

the Acropolis and to Olympia, to Marathon and to Adelphi, to Thessaloniki

and to Ephesus, to Rhodes and to Athens, to make a revolutionary claim:

the athletes of Special Olympics are the world’s greatest heirs to Olympism

itself. They come home to Greece to proclaim to all of civilization that skill,

courage, bravery, and joy remain alive in the 21st century. What a proud moment when 7.000 athletes

from over 170 countries arrive in Athens representing over 3.7 million brothers and sisters around the

world to claim their rightful place as role models of the greatness of the human spirit itself.

For two glorious weeks, we will absorb the magnificent history around us, but we also make history.

The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be the largest sports event in the world this

year and the athletes will send a message to the world that we need to learn to live unified. For the first

time, athletes with and without intellectual disabilities will compete alongside one another in 24 Special

Olympics Unity Sports competitions sending a message to the world that we all need to play unified.

We will also debut demonstration events in open-water swimming and beach volleyball. As our athletes

strive toward new personal records, demonstrating the skills and abilities they have sharpened through

countless hours of training and competition, they will send a message that within each of us lies not just

passion but also excellence. They will send the message that unity depends on each of us believing in

the highest of possibilities for all.

All of the events of the Games suggest that the most profound history that will be made in these Games

will be our competitive drive joined with our unparalleled unity. Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the

modern Olympic Games, once said “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but

taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” Our Special Olympics athletes

are warriors in their own right – warriors of peace and unity. It is through their participation in sport that

they stand unified against the age old barriers of race, ethnicity, geography, religion and economic

background. They are role models of breaking down those barriers on the playing field and off. What

a privilege for all of us who follow them with the shout, “Ime Mesa!”

To our athletes, thank you for your dedication to sport and for teaching us that despite our differences,

we can come together. To our hosts in Greece—the Games Organizing Committee and its devoted

staff and volunteers, the Host Town families, and the citizens of Greece, thank you for welcoming us

so warmly.

And to everyone across our movement, who has made this wonderful event possible, let the Games

begin! Ευχαριστώ

Best wishes,

Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D.

Chairman & CEO


In our day-to-day life we have become accustomed to judging everything

solely on its quantitative result. A favourable result means that we did well.

A better result means that we did an excellent job. A mediocre result means

that we failed. That is not the case. This approach conceals elements that

are of great value to humanity and society. A mediocre result may be more

significant than an excellent one, if it involves great effort. The hard work,

determination and expectations of a great effort. Even simply participating

– the ability to say at some point in the future that “I, too, was there” – can

mean a great deal more than any result. These are the moments when we

are called upon to evaluate things based on less customary criteria –not in

terms of the extent of one’s performance but the extent of people’s efforts to

do better, to become better individuals.

I believe that this virtue, the virtue of the human who strives to overcome their weaknesses, their

shortcomings, their very own limits is, once again, being brought to the fore by the Special Olympics

World Summer Games 2011, which our city is hosting from June 25 to July 4. As the Mayor of Athens,

I welcome them, not only as a major international sporting event – the biggest of 2011 – but also as a

celebration of our best side. A celebration of the acceptance of differences – every difference, which

we are not only being called upon to simply tolerate and not exclude, but to respect and integrate as

an element of wealth and drive into our society. A celebration of participation and striving for the best,

which we all need today, more than ever, as we face the problems of a deep and multi-faceted crisis

that is testing the country and our fellow citizens. Athens is an attractive city. With a history spanning

centuries, it reveals the traces of people who lived here throughout the ages – indeed, some of whom

were unique to the world. It is a city of contradictions, as are all modern-day metropolises. With much

beauty, often hidden and little known, and its own problems. It is a lively city.

This is the Athens that welcomes the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011. Our commitment,

as a new municipal administration, is to make it more accessible to individuals with disabilities, more

hospitable for everyone – even those who temporarily face mobility problems, and more user-friendly

for all of its residents and visitors, within the next few years.

Yiorgos Kaminis

Mayor of Athens

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1 Special Olympics


1.1 Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a non-profit organization that was officially founded in 1968,

giving form to the vision of its founder, Eunice Kennedy-Shriver (1921-2009), sister of

the USA President John F Kennedy. A vision born in June 1962 in a summer camp at

Eunice’s home, where children and adults with intellectual disabilities were invited in

order for her to explore their abilities in various sports activities. Only six years after,

in the summer of 1968, the U.S. Summer Games took place in Illinois with 1.000

participating athletes with intellectual disabilities from 26 states of the U.S. and Canada.

From then on until today Special Olympics have evolved to a Global Movement that

offers the opportunity to 3.7 million athletes with intellectual disabilities from 185

countries, mainly through sports, to reinforce their self-esteem, to discover their special

abilities, and in this way become active and useful members of their societies. Special

Olympic Games held every year by the Special Olympics movement, constitute of

more than 30 Olympic-type summer and winter events.

The possibilities offered by the Global Movement to people with intellectual disabilities

for participation in sports, social inclusion and demonstration of their competence to

society is beneficial for themselves, their families and the communities in which they

live, whatever their cultural, religious or other differences.

For more information please visit:

www.specialolympics.org


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1.2 Special Olympics Hellas

Special Olympics Hellas was founded in 1987 as a non-profit, sports and educational

association for the integration of Greeks with intellectual disabilities in the Global

Movement of Special Olympics, offering them the opportunity to bring out their

special abilities and exhibit them to the global community, through their participation

in international sports events. At the same time, they undertook the responsibility to

inspire the Greek society and the state to respect the diversity of people with intellectual

disability, their special needs and the belief that they are useful and equal members

of this society.

Special Olympics Hellas is an associate member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee

and officially recognized by the Deputy Ministry of Culture (General Secretariat of

Sport), as a Sporting Association. The activities of Special Olympics Hellas today rely

on volunteers. The costs of the organization and participation of athletes in competitions

are covered by private donators and public bodies, while a respectable amount is

covered by the State.

So far, Special Olympics Hellas offers participation opportunities to people with

intellectual disabilities in twenty-four (24) Olympic-type sports.

From September to June each year, Special Olympics Hellas, in addition to training

programs, organize Local, Regional, and Pan-Hellenic Games.

For more information please visit:

www.specialolympicshellas.gr

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1.3 Special Olympics World Summer Games

ATHENS 2011

The Special Olympics Athlete Oath:

Let me Win! But if I Cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt!

Our nation will host the biggest sporting event worldwide for the year 2011, the Special

Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011. The only Games in the world, where

all participating athletes are Winners. Winners in their struggle for our respect in their

diversity. Winners in their struggle for self-esteem. Winners in their struggle to defend

their special abilities.

The Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 will be the crowning

of a long lasting movement founded in 1968 by a great woman, Eunice Kennedy

Shriver, who managed to realize her dream of global magnitude. To create a world

that is not dominated by those who are excluded but by those who are included.

Nevertheless, the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 that will be

held in Athens bear a special significance. They will take place, without the presence of

their founder, only two years after her death, in the land of “fair play”. Where the true

values of competition were born. Where the talent of the Special Olympics athletes will

remind us what the games are really about. We invite you to join a real athletic event.

Join our Wonderful Winning World!

The Emblem of the Special Olympics World Summer

Games ATHENS 2011 is a radiant sun, the source of life

that underlines the excellence and power of the athlete that

takes part in the Games. Excellence is depicted in the olive

branch and power in the spiral form in the center of the sun.

The colors reflect the Greek landscape and project emotions

like passion for life in the warm red, optimism in the orange, determination in the

blue, freedom in the light blue and hope in the green.

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2.1 Tips

Where it is possible, and for your own convenience, use public transportation. Most

facilities are connected to the public transportation net of Athens.

The entrance to the facilities is free. Tickets are required only for the Opening and

Closing Ceremonies.

Cooperate with the security. Be prepared for a check of your handbags and the

items in your pockets. We recommend to avoid carrying heavy objects, including

large handbags, to the venues.

Dress casually. Wear light colored clothes and comfortable shoes since you‘ll walk

long distances. Do not carry heavy objects. Be prepared for high temperatures.

Make sure you are wearing a hat, sun glasses, sun block and drink plenty of fluids.

For weather reports and daily forecasts we recommend to visit the Hellenic National

Meteorology Service website (www.hnms.gr). HNMS will be monitoring the weather

throughout Games time and will provide detailed information for all the ATHENS

2011 competition venues.

There is no personal belongings safekeeping.

Smoking is not allowed at spectators’ seating and waiting areas. There will be

designated smoking areas with appropriate signage.

All venues are accessible to people with disability.

Keep the venues clean and do not litter.

Some facilities are quite extended. Make sure you have arranged for a meeting

point with your friends (consolidate the facilities’ maps).

All venues have information desks for the public. Provided information concern both,

games and transportation.

All venues have a lost and found office service, located at the information desk.

First aid services will be provided within venues if needed.

If you are receiving a medical treatment, carry your medication with you at all time.

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Ceremonies

2.2 Opening and Closing Ceremonies

June 25 th & July 4 th

Panathenaikon Stadium

The Creative Director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Fokas Evangelinos,

developed the main concept of the Ceremonies together with his creative team

consisting of artists with international repute and extensive professional experience in

the organization of major cultural events, such as the composer Stefanos Korkolis, the

production designer Elias Ledakis, the costume designer Ellie Papageorgakopoulou,

the lighting designer Manfred “Ollie” Olma and the script-writer Theodore

Grigoriadis. Furthermore, production consultants for the Ceremonies are Simon

Graveling and Andrew Walsh, whose vast experience includes memorable events

such as the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.

• Opening Ceremony – June 25 th at 20:00

The Opening Ceremony, an exciting and entertaining spectacle will honor the

athletes and celebrate the values and traditions of the Special Olympics World

Games. The concept of the show is based on the Greek mythology. The Ceremony

will be performed by hundreds of volunteers with intellectual disabilities and wellknown

celebrities from Greece and abroad.

In addition, the following key elements will be incorporated: Parade of Athletes,

Speeches, Creative Segments, Official Opening of the Games, Raising of the Special

Olympics Flag, Official Oaths and Lighting of the Cauldron

• Closing Ceremony – July 4 th at 20:30

The Closing Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games

ATHENS 2011 will celebrate the accomplishments of the athletes together with

officials and spectators.

A number of key elements will be incorporated in the Ceremony, including the

following: The Official Closing of the Special Olympics World Summer Games

ATHENS 2011, extinguishing the Cauldron, the handover of the Games to the next

Organizing Committee, dance for the athletes.

A detailed ceremonies program will be available at the Panathenaikon Stadium.

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Festival

2.3 Special Olympics Festival

June 26 th – July 3 rd

ΟΑΚΑ, Common Domain

Operating Hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Beyond the competition program, athletes, families, constituent groups of the games

and the general public of Athens will have the chance to entertain, amuse and meet in

the great daily feast of the Games, the Special Olympics Festival.

The program constitutes of concerts, dancing groups, giant games, fun park, crafts

workshops, screenings, recycling park, electronic games, recreational activities,

photograph and painting exhibitions, interactive puppetry, Magicians and stilt

walkers, live radio broadcastings. The sponsors of the Games participate with a series

of imaginative events and activities by showcasing their support.

The Festivals’ program is dedicated to the seven regions participating in the Special

Olympics with traditional artistic events organized by the corresponding embassies:

June 26 th Europe & Eurasia, June 27 th Middle East & North Africa, June 28 th Asia

Pacific, June 29 th North America, June 30 th East Asia, July 2 nd Latin America, July 3 rd

Africa.

Entrance is free to all events and activities of the Festival and no credential is obligatory.

Athletes shall be given priority at all activities and if there is a line, athletes shall be

escorted to the front of it.

The Festivals’ Program is available in all info desks of the games as well as in the site

www.Athens2011.org.

Come to the Special Olympics Festival to celebrate the right to diversity.

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2.4 Unity Sports Events (USE) /

USE Demonstration

Unity Sports Events are a series of non-official sports activities that offer an opportunity

for internationally renowned sports and entertainment personalities, Special Olympics

athletes, fans, volunteers and Celebrities to pair up and compete in a variety of sports

competitions. The USE program also includes USE Demonstration activities, which

are exhibition events and demonstration matches between famous athletes. The

USE program and the USE Demonstration are open to the public and will follow the

hereunder schedule:

Date / Time Sport Sport Venue

26 June / 15.00-16.00 Cycling Hellinikon Olympic Softball Venue

26 June / 13.00-14.00 Tennis OAKA Olympic Tennis Center

28 June / 13.00-13.30 Badminton Hellinikon Fencing Hall 1

28 June / 14.00-17.00 Golf Glyfada Golf Course

28 June / 15.30-16.00 Roller Skating Peace & Friendship Stadium (Main Hall)

28 June / 10.00-14.00

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Football Fun Park

(USE Demo)

Hellinikon Common Domain (next to Hellinikon

Olympic Hockey Venue)

28 June / 11.30-12.30 Tennis/USE Demo OAKA Olympic Tennis Center

29 June / 14.00-14.30 Aquatics/USE Demo OAKA Olympic Aquatic Center

29 June / 10.00-14.00

Football Fun Park

(USE Demo)

30 June / 17.00-17.30 Beach Volleyball

Hellinikon Common Domain (next to Hellinikon

Olympic Hockey Venue)

Peace & Friendship Stadium

(Beach Volleyball Venue)

30 June / 14.00-17.00 Golf Glyfada Golf Course

30 June / 10.00-14.00

1 July / 10.00-14.00

Football Fun Park

(USE Demo)

Football Fun Park

(USE Demo)

Hellinikon Common Domain (next to Hellinikon

Olympic Hockey Venue)

Hellinikon Common Domain (next to Hellinikon

Olympic Hockey Venue)

1 July / 13.00-16.00 Sailing Sailing Academy Schinias

1 July / 12.00-13.00

Kayaking

(Dragon Boat Races)

1 July / 13.00-14.00 Table Tennis

Schinias Olympic Rowing & Canoeing Center

Peace & Friendship Stadium

(Sport Training Halls 2)

1 July / 15.00-15.30 Handball Hellinikon Fencing Hall 2

2 July / 13.00-14.00 Table Tennis

Peace & Friendship Stadium

(Sport Training Halls 2)


Date / Time Sport Sport Venue

2 July / 10.00-14.00

Football Fun Park

(USE Demo)

Hellinikon Common Domain (next to Hellinikon

Olympic Hockey Venue)

2 July / 12.00-13.00 Kayaking Schinias Olympic Rowing & Canoeing Center

2 July / 12.00 Athletics (4x100m) OAKA Olympic Stadium

2 July / 16.30-17.30 Volleyball OAKA Olympic Stadium - Kasimatis Hall

2 July / 12.30-13.30 Softball Hellinikon Olympic Softball Venue

3 July / 13.00-14.00 Bowling Blanos Sports Park –Spata

3 July / 13.30-14.00 Cycling/USE Demo Hellinikon Olympic Softball Venue

3 July / 12.00-13.00 Tennis/USE Demo OAKA Olympic Tennis Center

3 July / 17.00-18.00 Gymnastics/USE Demo Hellinikon Olympic Indoor Hall

3 July / 13.00-14.00 Table Tennis

Peace & Friendship Stadium

(Sport Training Halls 2)

3 July / 15.00-15.30 Aquatics OAKA Olympic Aquatic Center

3 July / 8.00-11.00 Half Marathon&10k Panathenaikon Stadium

3 July / 15.00-16.30 Basketball OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall

3 July / 11.45-12.30 Football (5x5) Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Venue

3 July / 17.30-18.30 Bocce

Peace & Friendship Stadium

(Sport Training Halls 1)

4 July /9.30-12.00 Gymnastics (USE Demo) Hellinikon Olympic Indoor Hall

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2.5 Competition Schedule

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD SUMMER GAMES 2011 - SESSION COMPETITION SCHEDULE PER COMPLEX

COMPLEX

OAKA

(see pg. 24)

HELLINIKON / AGHIOS KOSMAS

(see pg. 26)

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VENUE

SPORT -

DISCIPLINE

Sa Su Mo

2 -Jun 2 -Jun 27-Jun

DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY

ΟΑΚΑOlympic Stadium Athletics (pg. 48) D/10.00-16.00 D/9.00-15.00

ΟΑΚΑOlympic Aquatic

Center (Indoor Pool)

ΟΑΚΑOlympic Indoor Hall

(4 courts)

OAKA Olympic Velodrome

OAKA Olympic Tennis Center

(12 courts)

OAKA Olympic Stadium -

“G.Kasimatis ”Hall (3 courts)

Hellinicon Fencing Hall 1 (8 courts)

Hellinikon Fencing Hall 2

Hellinikon Olympic

Softball Venue

Hellinikon Olympic Indoor Hall

Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Venue

(6 fields)

Ag. Kosmas Sports Center (7 fields)

Aquatics (Swimming)

(pg. 47)

Basketball

(pg. 50)

Powerlifting

(pg. 64)

Tennis

(pg. 69)

Volleyball

(pg. 70)

Badminton

(pg. 49)

Handball

(pg. 60)

MATP

(pg. 72)

Young Athletes

(pg. 71)

Cycling

(pg. 54)

Softball

(pg. 67)

Artistic

(pg. 58)

Rhythmic

(pg. 59)

Football 5 a-side

(pg. 56)

Football 7 a-side

(pg. 56)

D/10.30-13.00 D/9.30-13.00

C+A/14.00-19.00 C+A/14.00-19.00

D/9.00-13.00 D+C/10.00-17.00 C/9.00-17.00

D/11.30-13.00

USE/1 .00-14.00

C+A/9.30-17.00

D/9.00-13.00

D/11.00-19.00 D/9.30-16.30

D/10.30-18.30 D/9.30-17.30

D/13.30-17.30 C/9.00-16.30

D/9.30-20.00

USE/1 .00-1 .00 C+A/9.00-14.00

D/9.30-14.30

D/14.00-19.30 D/9.30-17.00

D/10.00-15.00 D/9.00-15.00

D/10.00-15.30 D/9.00-15.00


Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo

28-Jun 2 -Jun 0-Jun 1-Jul 2-Jul -Jul 4-Jul

DAY 4 DAY DAY DAY 7 DAY 8 DAY DAY 10

D/9.00-15.00 D/9.00-15.00 C+A/ 9.00-15.00 C+A/ 9.00-15.00

D/9.30-13.00 D/9.30-13.00 D/9.30-13.00 D/9.30-13.00 D/9.30-13.00

C+A/14.00-19.00

C+A/ 9.00-15.00

USE/12.00-14.00

C+A/ 9.00-15.00

USE/14.00-14. 0

C+A/14.30-19.00

C+A/14.00-19.00 C+A/14.00-19.00 C+A/14.00-19.00

C+A/9.30-15.00

USE/1 .00-1 . 0

C/ 9.00-17.00 C/ 9.00-17.00 C/ 9.00-17.00 C/ 9.00-17.00 C+A/10.00-17.00 C+A/10.00-15.00

USE/1 .00-1 . 0

C+A/9.30-17.00 C+A/9.30-17.00 C+A/9.30-17.00 C+A/9.30-17.00 C+A/9.30-17.00

D/9.00-17.00

USE/11. 0-12. 0

C/9.00-15.00 C/9.00-15.00 C/9.00-15.00 C+A/9.00-13.00 C+A/9.00-12.00

USE/12.00-1 .00

C/ 9.30-16.30 C/ 9.30-16.30 C/ 9.30-16.30

C/9.30-17.30

USE/1 .00-1 . 0

C/8.30-16.30

USE/1 . 0-17. 0 C+A/10.00-16.00

C/9.30-17.30 C+A/9.30-18.30 C+A/9.30-18.30 C+A/9.30-18.30

C/9.00-16.30 C/9.00-16.30 C/9.00-16.30

C+A/9.00-14.30

USE/12.00-12. 0

C+A/11.00-14.00

C+A/11.00-14.00

C+A/9.00-14.00 C+A/9.00-14.00 C+A/9.00-14.00 C+A/9.00-14.00 C+A/9.00-14.00 C+A/9.00-13.15

USE/1 . 0-14.00

C/9.00-14.30 C/9.00-14.30 C/9.00-14.30 C/9.00-14.30

C+A/9.30-19.30 C+A/9.30-16.00

C/9.00-13.30

USE/10.00-14.00

C/9.00-13.30

USE/10.00-14.00

C+A/9.00-14.30

USE/12. 0-1 . 0

D/9.30-17.00 D/9.30-14.00 C+A/9.30-18.30 C+A/9.30-15.30

USE/17.00-18.00

C/9.00-13.30

USE/10.00-14.00

C/9.00-13.30

USE/10.00-14.00

C/9.00-14.00 C/9.00-14.00 C/9.00-14.00 C/9.00-14.00 C/9.00-14.00

C/9.00-13.30

USE/10.00-14.00 A/12.45-15.30

USE/11.4 -12. 0

A/9.00-11.30

(at the Hockey

Venue)

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD SUMMER GAMES 2011 - SESSION COMPETITION SCHEDULE PER COMPLEX

COMPLEX

SEF

(see pg. 28)

INDEPENDENT SPORT VENUES

(see pg. 30)

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VENUE

SEF Beach Volleyball Venue

SEF Sport Training Halls 1

(16 courts)

SEF Main Hall

SPORT -

DISCIPLINE

*Beach Volleyball

(pg. 51)

Bocce

(pg. 52)

Roller Skating

(pg. 65)

SEF Sport Training Halls 2 (12 tables)

Table Tennis

SEF Main Hall (24 tables)

(pg. 68)

Blanos Sports Park - Spata (20 lanes)

(pg. 30)

Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian

Center (pg. 32)

“APILION”Panionios Training Center

- Koropi (2 fields)

(pg. 34)

Glyfada Golf Course (1 course)

(pg. 36)

The American College of Greece

-DEREE Gym, Aghia Paraskevi

(2 tatamis) (pg. 38)

Schinias Olympic Rowing

& Canoeing Center (pg. 40)

Sailing Academy Schinias

(pg. 40)

Panathenaikon Stadium

(pg. 42)

Bowling

(pg. 53)

Equestrian

(pg. 55)

Football 11 a-side

(pg. 56)

Golf

(pg. 57)

Judo

(pg. 61)

Sa Su Mo

2 -Jun 2 -Jun 27-Jun

DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY

D/10.30-18.30 C+A/9.30-17.30

D/10.45-16.20 D/10.15-16.00

D/11.00-18.00 D/10.00-18.00

D/10.30-16.00 D/9.00-14.30

D/8.00-14.00

D/10.00-15.00 D/9.00-15.00

D/8.00-15.30

Kayaking

(pg. 62)

Aquatics (*Open

Water Swimming)

(pg. 63)

Sailing (pg. 66) D/9.30-17.00

Athletics (Half-

Marathon)

Opening Ceremony 20.00-2 .00

Closing Ceremony


Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo

28-Jun 2 -Jun 0-Jun 1-Jul 2-Jul -Jul 4-Jul

DAY 4 DAY DAY DAY 7 DAY 8 DAY DAY 10

C+A/10.00-17.00

USE/17.00-17. 0

C+A/9.30-17.30 C+A/9.30-17.30 C+A/9.30-17.30 C+A/9.30-17.30 C+A/9.30-17.30 C+A/9.30-17.30

USE/17. 0-18. 0

C+A/10.15-15.20

USE/1 . 0-1 .00

C+A/10.15-17.25 C+A/10.15-14.35

D/10.00-18.00 D/10.00-18.00

* Demonstration Sport / Exhibition Sport C Competition

D Divisioning Α Awards

MATP Motor Activities Training Program USE Unity Sports Events

C+A/10.00-18.00

USE/1 .00-14.00 C+A/10.00-18.00

USE/1 .00-14.00 C+A/10.00-18.00

USE/1 .00-14.00

C+A/9.00-18.45 C+A/9.00-18.45 C+A/9.00-17.15 C+A/9.00-14.45 C+A/9.00-15.45 C+A/9.00-18.00

A/17.30-18.00

C+A/8.00-14.00 C+A/8.00-14.00 C+A/8.00-14.00 C+A/8.00-14.00 C+A/8.00-14.00 C+A/8.00-14.00

C/9.00-14.00 C/9.00-14.00 C/9.00-14.00 C/9.00-14.00 C/9.00-14.00

D/8.00-15.30

USE/14.00-1 .00

C/8.00-15.30

USE/14.00-16.00

C/8.00-15.30 A/10.30-14.00

D/9.30-13.30 C+A/16.00-19.30 C+A/16.00-19.30 C+A/9.30-13.00

D/9.00-12.00

D/9.00-12.00

USE/12.00-1 .00

C+A/9.00-14.00

USE/12.00-1 .00 C+A/9.00-14.00

USE/12.00-1 .00

C+A/10.00-13.00

C/9.00-11.30

A/12.45-15.30

(at the Hockey

Venue)

D/9.30-17.00 C/9.30-17.00 C/9.30-17.00 USE/1 .00-1 .00 C/9.30-17.0 C+A/9.30-18.00

C+

USE/8.00-11.00

20. 0-2 .00

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2.6 Venues & Transportation

2.6.1 Athens Olympic Sport Complex - OAKA

The Athens Olympic Sport Complex (OAKA) is a sport facilities complex located

at Maroussi, northeast Athens, Greece. The complex consists of five major venues

as well as other supplementary sport facilities. It has been used for the European

Games (1982), the Mediterranean Games (1991), the World Championships in

Athletics (1997) and for the Olympic Games of 2004. Especially for the last Games

mentioned, Olympic Stadium was fully renovated with the addition of the “Calatrava”

roof. Olympic Stadium has 74.768 seats. During the Special Olympics World Summer

Games ATHENS 2011 OAKA will host six (6) sports (athletics, aquatics, basketball,

powerlifting, tennis and volleyball) as well as the Special Olympics’ Festival.

Competition Days:

BASKETBALL 25/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

AQUATICS 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

ATHLETICS 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

TENNIS 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

VOLLEYBALL 26/06/2011 - 29/06/2011

01/07/2011 - 03/07/2011

POWER LIFTING 27/06/2011 - 29/06/2011

01/07/2011 - 03/07/2011

FESTIVAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

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How to get there:

OASA Buses

“HELEXPO” Stop Νο 550, Α7, Β7, Ε14, Χ14

“RΕΜΑ” Stop Νο Α8, Ε14

“ΑRTEMIDOS” Stop No Α8, Ε14, 410

“NERATZIOTISSIS” Stop Nο Χ40, Χ41, 410, 500

“IRINI” Stop Nο Χ41, Χ40, 500

connection with the suburban railway

Train Station

(Metro green Line1)

Parking lot

inside the venue

Train Station

(suburban railway)

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2.6.2 Hellinikon Olympic Complex &

Aghios Kosmas Sports Center

The Hellinikon Olympic Complex is situated at Ellinikon on the east coast of Athens.

It was built on the site of the former Ellinikon International Airport for the staging of

the Olympic and Paralympic Games ATHENS 2004. For the needs of the Special

Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011, four (4) separate sports facilities will

accommodate eight (8) sports.

The Aghios Kosmas Sports Center forms part of a large Sports Complex by the seaside

which is open to public for jogging, walks, cycling and team sports. The Training

Centers that were constructed for the Olympic Games ATHENS 2004 in Aghios

Kosmas, are used today by the Hellenic National Teams Athletes.

Competition Days:

BADMINTON 26/06/2011 - 29/06/2011

01/07/2011 - 03/07/2011

CYCLING 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

FOOTBALL 5 A-SIDE 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

FOOTBALL 7 A-SIDE 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

GYMNASTICS 26/06/2011 - 04/07/2011

HANDBALL 26/06/2011 - 01/07/2011

SOFTBALL 27/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

YOUNG ATHLETES 02/07/2011

MATP 03/07/2011

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(FOOTBALL 7 A-SIDE)

How to get there:

2nd STOP

AGHIOS KOSMAS

ΤRΑΜ STATION

Thukididis (line 3), Platon (line 5),

2nd Stop AG. KOSMAS

(FOOTBALL 5 A-SIDE)

OASA Buses

No 140, Α1, Α2, Γ1, Ε22 (2nd Stop AG. KOSMAS)

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2.6.3. Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF)

The Peace and Friendship Stadium is located in Piraeus, on the Faliron coastal zone

(2 km to Piraeus center, 10 km to Athens and 32 km to the airport). The Stadium is

known widely as “SEF”, which are the initials of its name in Greek (Stadio Eirinis and

Filias). SEF has hosted a number of international events in various sports. It was one

of the venues of the Olympic Games ATHENS 2004, hosting all the preliminaries

and finals of the volleyball tournament. During the Special Olympics World Summer

Games ATHENS 2011 Peace and Friendship Stadium will host four (4) sports (Table

Tennis, Roller Skating, Bocce and Beach Volleyball).

Competition Days:

BOCCE 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

ROLLER SKATING 26/06/2011 - 30/06/2011

TABLE TENNIS 26/06/2011 - 29/06/2011

Exhibition Day:

BEACH VOLLEYBALL 30/06/2011

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N. FALIRO

STATION

SEF

STATION

How to get there:

N. FALIRO

HSAP STATION

HΣΑΠ (METRO Green line 1)

N. FALIRO Station

OASA Buses

Stop N. FALIRO HSAP Station

Νο 040, 101, 130, 217, 218, 229,

232, 500, Α1, Β1, Γ1, Ε90, Χ96

ΤRΑΜ STATION

SEF Station, Thukididis (line 3),

Aristotelis (line 4)

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2.6.4. Independent Sport Venues

Blanos Sports Park, Spata

Blanos Sports Park is a new recreational center in the Municipality of Spata, Attica.

The venue is extended in three floors. For the needs of the Special Olympic World

Summer Games ATHENS 2011 twenty (20) up-to-date synthetic lanes will be used for

the sport of bowling.

Competition Days:

BOWLING 26/06/2011 - 03/07/201

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How to get there:

OASA Buses

319 From Metro station Douk. Plakentias to Spata

320 Local route of Spata

(3km from the venue)

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Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Center

The Olympic Equestrian Center in Markopoulo was constructed during the period

2002 -2004 and was used for the Olympic Games ATHENS 2004. It covers an area

of 800.000sq.m in which the cross country park is included.

The venue has been characterized as one of the most modern equestrian facilities in

Europe. Every year international and national equestrian championships and world

cups are hosted in which many famous riders compete.

The facilities include, stables for 280 horses, two (2) competition arenas with grass for

jumping, one (1) competition arena with sand for dressage, and six (6) arenas with

sand for training and the warm up of the horses.

Competition Days:

EQUESTRIAN 27/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

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How to get there:

Markopoulo’s Central Square Parking lot for

1,5 km from the venue the spectators

Suburban Buses (KTEL) from Pedion Areos (Athens) every 30 minutes

The routes are:

Athens-Keratea, Athens-Markopoulo, Athens-Porto Rafti,

Athens-Sounio (through the city), Athens-Lavrio


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“Apilion” Panionios Training Center

The “Apilion” Panionios Training Center was built in the area of Koropi in 2010 and

forms a complete and modern training center with three 11a-side and two 5 a-side

Football Fields, three tennis courts and a swimming pool. “Apilion” Panionios Training

Center is the place where the professional Football Team of Panionios FC trains.

During the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011, the following

facilities will be used:

• 2 Fields for the 11 a-side Football Tournaments

• 1 additional Warm up Field

• Administration and Auxiliary Competition & Venue Areas

Spectators seating capacity: 200

Competition Days:

FOOTBALL 11 A-SIDE 26/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

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(FOOTBALL 11 A-SIDE)

How to get there:

Metro and Suburban railway, Koropi station

Parking lot inside the venue


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Glyfada Golf Course

The Glyfada Golf Course, founded in 1962, was designed by the renowned Scottish

golf architect Donald Harradine and has undergone two major improvements. One

before the World Golf Championship in 1979 and one in 1991 for the purposes of

the XI Mediterranean Games of Golf. Because of the architectural structure, the large

number of trees and the difficulty of the routes (Fairways), the Glyfada Golf Course is

considered one of the best courses in the world. The Glyfada Golf Course meets the

Olympic standards with 18 holes, Par 72 (Difficulty site characterization) and has all

necessary facilities for organizing and conducting events of international concern. It is

located at the coastal area of Glyfada. The municipality of Glyfada has kindly granted

the venue for the Athens 2011 World Summer Games.

Competition Days:

GOLF 27/06/2011 - 28/06/2011

30/06/2011 - 02/07/2011


GLYFADA’S

BEACH

NAFSIKAS

STOP

How to get there:

ΤRΑΜ STATION

Glyfada’s Beach station. Thukididis (line 3), Platonas (line 5)

OASA Buses

NAFSIKAS Stop

Νο Α3, Β3, 114, 115, 116, 120, 124, 128, 129, 140, 149, 170, 205, 207

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The American College of Greece, Ag. Paraskevi

The sport of Judo will be conducted at the facilities of the American College of

Greece and more specifically at the indoor gym of the DEERE College (the American

College comprises of two major branches: the PIERCE College and the DEREE

College). The American College is situated at the roots of mountain Ymittos, in the

Aghia Paraskevi suburb, Northeast to Athens. It was transferred there in 1965. It can

be easily accessed from the peripheral Ymittou road and the Messogion Avenue as

well. The DEREE gym comprises many satisfactory functional areas. The gym has a

capacity of 500 seats. The College’s administration has kindly granted the gym for

the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011.

Competition Days:

JUDO 28/06/2011

30/06/2011 - 02/07/2011

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How to get there:

OASA Buses

METRO STATION

(Blue Line 3)

No 406, 407 (Metro Douk. Plakentias station to 9th Stop of Ag. Paraskevi)

Νο 406, 407, Β5 (Metro Nomismatokopeio station to 9th Stop of Ag. Paraskevi)

th Stop of Ag. Paraskevi


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Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Center

Sailing Academy, Schinias

The Schinias Olympic Rowing & Canoeing Center is part of the National Park of

Schinias Marathon and was built especially for the Olympic Games ATHENS 2004.

The venue is located in a distance of 43km from the center of Athens and 3.9 Km from

the Temple of Marathon. The main competition lake is 2.250m in length and joined

with a second warm-up lake for training. The venue has a capacity of 1.000 seats on

permanent grandstands.

Sailing and Open Water Swimming will take place at an ideal athletic and cultural

center at Schinias Bay at Marathon, Attica. Sailing Academy was created in 2007 by

two former and established athletes and sailing instructors, Mr. George Giavouroglou

and Mr. George Kefallonitis. In May 2010 the Sailing Test Event of the Special Olympics

World Summer Games ATHENS 2011, was organized with big success. At the same

time in cooperation with “Marathon Horizons”, Sailing Academy accommodates

creative activities, sports and leisure programs for people with disabilities. The Sailing

Academy’s administration has kindly granted the area for the Special Olympics World

Summer Games ATHENS 2011.

Competition Days:

KAYAKING 28/06/2011 - 29/06/2011

27/06/2011 - 03/07/2011

SAILING 26/06/2011 - 30/06/2011

Exhibition Day:

OPEN WATER SWIMMING 01/07/2011

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How to get there:

Suburban Buses of Athens (KTEL)

from Pedion Areos (Athens)

Athens - Schinias

Athens - Ag. Marina

Parking lot for the spectators

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Panathenaikon Stadium

Panathenaikon Stadium (stadium for all the Athenians) is well known as Kallimarmaron

because of its marbles from Penteli, the same marble that was used for Parthenon

in the Athens Acropolis. It was the first Stadium used for the first modern Olympic

Games in 1896.

The Stadium is historically mentioned from 330 B.C. In ancient Greece, the area that

the Stadium is even now located, and the Stadium itself was used for Panathenea,

a worship festival in honor of the goddess Athena. The Panathenaikon Stadium is

located in the center of Athens, in Ardittos hill and was renovated in 1895, for the

first modern Olympics Games in 1896. Panathenaikon Stadium has held many

cultural and sport activities. In 1997 the opening ceremony of the 7th IAAF World

Championships in Athletics took place in this stadium, while during the Olympic

Games ATHENS 2004 Archery and Marathon finish lines were hosted there. The

Stadium has a capacity of 68.000 sitting spectators.

Exhibition Days:

OPENING CEREMONY 25/06/2011

CLOSING CEREMONY 04/07/2011

Competition Day:

HALF-MARATHON 03/07/2011

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How to get there:

METRO STATION

(Red line 2, Blue line 3)

TRAM

(in use only for the Half-Marathon Competition)

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Sports


Special Olympics Games

The 13 th Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 will be the biggest

sporting event of the year. A celebration of the abilities and accomplishments of

people with intellectual disabilities and a clear progress towards a new global vision

of acceptance.

Every two years, thousands of Special Olympics athletes worldwide come together

to showcase their athletic skills and celebrate the spirit of Special Olympics. The first

Special Olympics World Games took place in 1968 and since then have evolved

into a world-class sporting event, attracting a wide range of sponsors, supporters and

media. Alternating between Summer Games and Winter Games, Special Olympics

World Games bring public attention to the talents and capabilities of people with

intellectual disabilities, helping to change attitudes and break down barriers that

excluded them from the mainstream of the community.

Divisioning

The fundamental difference between Special Olympics Games and those of other

sports organizations is that athletes of all ability levels are encouraged to participate,

and every athlete is recognized for his/her performance.

Divisions are structured so that athletes compete with other athletes of similar ability in

equitable divisions.

Other factors that are significant in establishing competitive divisions, are age and

gender. Divisioning will yield no more than eight athletes per division.

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«Αpollon» in action!


3.1 Aquatics (Swimming)

Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Olympic Aquatic Center (Indoor

Pool)/ Athens Olympic Sport

Complex (OAKA).

Number of Participants:

707 athletes

Did you know that:

Swimming is considered one of

the best sports for developing

and maintaining your cardio

vascular fitness.

Every athlete swims for a distance inside a pool with specific style and in the best

possible time.

The sport of Aquatics involves a wide array of age groups and ability levels, as well

as a variety of swimming styles. In Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS

2011 it is expected that 707 athletes from 119 delegations will participate in 25

events: 25m freestyle,25m backstroke, 25m butterfly, 25m breaststroke, 50m butterfly,

50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke,

100m butterfly, 100m breaststroke, 100m individual medley, 200m individual

medley, 200m breaststroke, 200m freestyle, 200m backstroke, 400m freestyle, 800m

freestyle, 1500m freestyle. 4x25m freestyle relay, 4x50m freestyle relay, 4x100m

freestyle relay, 4x50 medley relay, 4x100ml medley relay.

The Aquatics events will take place at the indoor pool of the Aquatic Center, which

will be transformed into a 25m pool with the utilization of a bulkhead. In addition,

an indoor 25m pool and an outdoor 50m pool will be used as warm up areas for

the athletes.

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Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Olympic Stadium, Athens Olympic

Sport Complex

Venue for the Half-Marathon:

Panathenaikon Stadium

Number of Participants:

1.095 athletes

Did you know that:

The first recorded examples of

organized track and field events at a

sports festival are the Ancient Olympic

Games. At the first Games in 776 BC

in Olympia, Greece, only one event

was contested: the stadium footrace.

Athletics involve sports such as half-marathon, run, jumps, troughs, relays etc in

which athletes aim to achieve the best possible performance.

Special Olympics track and field events include a wide range of the Olympics

and Paralympics athletics events, from 100m and Half-Marathon run to relays and

wheelchair. In addition, Special Olympics include events where athletes with lower

abilities can be trained and compete in basic forms of athletic events. Track and Fields

has twenty six (26) events for men and twenty six (26) for women. The athletes may

compete in two events and one relay or two relays and one event. During the first

four (4) days there will be divisioning whereas during the last four (4) days finals and

awards will take place. The Field of Play contains three double sand pits for jumping

disciplines, two circles for Shot Put, two Soft Ball Throw facilities, two runways for

Javelin, and two landing cushions for High Jump. Half-Marathon will be held on the

last 5K of the Olympic Marathon Course, and will finish in front of the Panathenaikon

Stadium which is located in the center of Athens.


3.3 Badminton

Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Fencing Hall, Hellinikon Olympic

Complex

Number of Participants:

160 athletes

Did you know that:

The first Badminton game was held

on 1870 in Poona, India. The sport

was made known by British soldiers.

Every athlete aims at hitting the feather with the racquet in order to pass it over the

net to the opponent court.

Badminton is considered to be the fastest racquet sport in the world. Badminton

athletes in Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 will participate in

3 disciplines: 1. Singles (Men – Women), 2. Doubles (Men - Women) and 3. Mixed

doubles. A match is played with one player or two players on each of the opposing

sides and consists of the best of three (3) games of twenty one (21) points.

The number of Badminton Special Olympics players internationally is 90.000. The

total Field of Play area/surface measures 35 meters long and 32 meters wide and

includes eight (8) courts lied over to elastic sub base. The court is rectangle (13,4m x

6, 10 m) and is divided by a net (1,55m).

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3.4 Basketball

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Competition Days:

June 25 th –July 3 rd

Venue:

Indoor Hall/ Athens Olympic Sport Complex

Number of Participants:

679 athletes

Did you know that:

Basketball was invented by Canadian, physical

education teacher, James Naismith in 1891

while an instructor at Springfield College in

Springfield, Massachusetts. He created the game

so his students could play a sport in the winter

that was indoors. The first game was played with

a soccer ball and two peach baskets.

A team is comprised of five (5) players with the aim of scoring more points than their

opponent by shooting the ball through the opponents’ basket.

Basketball is one of the favorite sports of Special Olympics athletes. During the Special

Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 the competition schedule includes

two (2) days with divisioning games and seven (7) days with pool and medal games.

In total, 71 teams will participate, competing at the women’s, men’s and unified

divisions. The divisioning process involves all teams and will be conducted to ensure

fair competition, giving each team equal opportunity to achieve excellence and to

promote the most meaningful and positive Special Olympics event. Teams will initially

be divisioned upon the completion of the preliminary divisioning process. Four (4)

courts will be used within the venue; the main arena and three (3) additional courts

located adjacent to other major sports areas (changing rooms and lounges for teams

and officials, medical area etc.). All courts are made of wooden floor (28X15m playing

area), according to the international (FIBA) playing standards.


3.5 Beach Volleyball

Exhibition Event:

June 30 th

Venue:

SEF Beach Volleyball Training Center

Number of Participants:

16 men and women teams

Did you know that:

Beach Volleyball was first played in the state

of California in the US, in the early ‘20s.

In the ‘50s the first official championships

were organized in the US and Brazil, and

a beach lifestyle overwhelmed athletes,

fans and celebrities of the time Since 1996

beach volleyball has received the Olympic

status, regarded as one of the most attractive

discipline of the Olympic program.

Every team aims in succeeding more points by hitting the ball with the hands and

sending it over the net to the opponent’s court.

Βeach Volleyball will be staged for the first time during the Special Olympics World

Summer Games ATHENS 2011, as an exhibition event. The Beach Volleyball

competition will be played as a one day event on June 30 th 2011, break day of indoor

Volleyball competition. Participants will be men and women athletes participating in

the Volleyball competition of the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS

2011. For this first edition, Beach Volleyball is suggested to be played as a unified

sport in both men and women by teams composed of minimum of four (4) athletes

(three (3) Special Olympics athletes and one (1) unified partner), plus up to two (2)

substitutes. The same competition rules with indoor volleyball will be applied to avoid

any confusion to participating athletes. Court dimensions will be 6.00m wide and

12.00m long divided by a net. The height of the net will be at 2,24m for both men and

women. Games will be played in pool play (pools of 4 max), one set of 21 points rally

scoring system.

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3.6 Bocce

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Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Peace and Friendship Stadium

Number of Participants:

340 athletes

Did you know that:

Bocce is considered the oldest

know sport in world history.

Bocce is an Italian Game. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball

closest to the target ball, which is called a pallina.

For a game of Bocce it is required to have two teams, one Bocce court, eight balls (four

for each team) and one smaller ball that is used as a target. Each team throws their

bocce balls and when all eight balls have been thrown (end of frame) the point of the

frame is given to the team that has their ball nearest to the pallina.

Bocce as a Special Olympic sport provides people with special needs the opportunity

to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence. Next to Soccer

and Golf, Bocce is the third most participated sport in the world.


3.7 Bowling

Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Blanos Sports Park

Number of Participants:

299 athletes

Did you know that:

The earliest known historical

trace of bowling came

in 1930 when British

anthropologist Sir Flinders

Petrie discovered various

primitive Bowling balls,

bowling pins and other

materials in the grave of

an Egyptian boy dating to

3200 BC.

Ten-pin Bowling commonly called “Bowling” in the US, is a competitive sport in

which a player (the “bowler”) rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane

with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins possible.

Although Bowling does not belong to the Olympic sports, it is considered to be among

the most popular sport in the Special Olympics. More than 100.000 athletes with mental

disabilities, coming from all five continents, take part in this sport. It is a particularly

beneficial sport to these people, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it

ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration.

The official games that will take place are: individual, double and team (men, women

and mixed). The competition schedule of the Special Olympics World Summer Games

ATHENS 2011 includes two (2) days for divisioning and six (6) days for finals.

The Bowling competition will be held in the Blanos Sports Park, Spata, which is a new

center for sports and amusement, extended in three floors. Twenty up-to-date synthetic

lanes with electronic scoring will be used for competition.


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3.8 Cycling

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Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Hellinikon Olympic Softball

Number of Participants:

192 athletes

Did you know that:

The first bicycle was manufactured in

1790, by the Frenchman Count Civrak.

It was made out of wood and had

no steering system, pedals or brakes.

Slowing down was done by the rider

using his feet.

Every athlete riding his/ hers bike aims at traveling at the best possible time and

arrive at the finish line first.

Cycling is a fascinating sport that requires good physical condition, balance,

endurance and tactics. Special Olympics include time trial and road race events in

different distances. Cycling will be held in the Hellinikon Olympic Softball Venue

where the softball venue will be used as the cycling headquarters and the field of play

will include the Common Domain of the Hellinikon Olympic Complex.

Depending on the event (individual time trials or road races), three (3) cycling courses

will be used for the following distances: 500m and 1000m for time trials and 2.5km

for road races. A rider may compete in a maximum of 3 consequent races, in terms of

distances and races (road races and/or time trials). The surface of the cycling courses

is a mixture of asphalt and very smooth paving stones.


3.9 Equestrian

Competition Days:

June 27 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian

Center

Number of Participants:

124 athletes

Did you know that:

The particularity of the Equestrian sport

is that the athletes must cooperate with

their horses in order to achieve the best

result.

Every athlete, in cooperation with the horse, aims at succeeding specific exercises.

Equestrian is one of the most fascinating sports during the Special Olympics World

Games. The balance, the stability and the right communication between the horse and

the rider is a key element for success in Equestrian sport.

The competition schedule for the ATHENS 2011 Games includes the following

events: Dressage, Prix Caprilli, English Equitation, Working Trails, two (2) people Team

Relays. Two (2) fields of play will be used in the Equestrian Center, the indoor arena

and the outdoor arena with sand. Six (6) warm up arenas will also be available.

The horses will be accommodated at the stables of the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian

Center.


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3.10 Football

Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venues:

Olympic Hockey Venue (5 a-side),

Agios Kosmas Sport Center (7 a-side),

“Apilion” Panionios Training Center

(11a-side)

Number of Participants:

1.268 athletes (5 a-side: 381,

7 a-side: 594, 11 a-side: 293)

Did you know that:

In Football athletes can improve their

overall physical condition throughout

training and competition.

Every team divided in five (5), seven (7) or eleven (11) players aims in scoring the

ball to the opponents’ court as many times possible.

Football is the most popular sport in Special Olympics and the sport with the largest

number of participants in the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011.

In Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 Football consists of three

(3) events, football 5 a-side, football 7 a-side, football 11 a-side. The age group to

participate in the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 is 15 and

older. Each athlete may only participate in one event.

Apart from the sport itself, Special Olympics include individual skills tests that enable

athletes to train and compete in basic football skills. The development of these basic

skills is necessary before becoming a member of a football team. These skills include

dribbling, shooting, running and kicking.


3.11 Golf

Competition Days:

June 27 th – July 2 nd

Venue:

Glyfada Golf Course “Konstantinos

Karamanlis”

Number of athletes:

135 athletes

Did you know that:

Golf can be good for your health and

your heart. Walking an average course in

pleasant surroundings for a round of golf

can be as much as five kilometers. It can be

played by people of all abilities and ages,

either individually or in a group.

Every athlete aims at knocking the ball with the club and succeeds in sending it to a

number of holes with the minimum possible shots.

The sport of Golf will be held at the Glyfada Golf Course “Konstantinos Karamanlis”.

Athletes will be divided into groups of four (4) people. The categories for the Special

Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 will be set during the days of the

games, depending on the abilities of each athlete.

The Level 1 competition will take place on the Driving Range as well as on the two

practice greens. The Level 1 Field of Play will also serve as the practice area for Levels

2, 4 and 5. The Level 2, 4 and 5 Golf competitions will take place on the 18 holes

Championship Golf Course which is Par 72.

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3.12 Gymnastics

Gymnastics is composed of two disciplines. Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Athletes must perform the exercises with maximum precision and art.

In the sport of Gymnastics, athletes compete individually and not in a team. It consists

of artistic men, artistic women and rhythmic women. Preliminary divisions will be based

on gender, age and ability level. Athletes who did not participate in the divisioning

round are not allowed to participate in the finals. Athletes can compete in all events or

they may be specialized athletes, therefore they will participate in one, two or more

events. The sport of Gymnastics combines strength, flexibility and artistry.

3.12.1 Artistic

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Competition Days:

June 26 th – June 29 th

Venue:

Hellinikon Olympic Indoor Hall

Number of Participants:

179 athletes

Did you know that:

There are six (6) apparatus/events

for men’s Artistic Gymnastics: floor

exercise, pommel horse, rings

frame, vaulting, parallel bars, and

horizontal bar. For women’s Artistic

Gymnastics, there are four (4)

apparatus/events: vault, uneven

bars, balance beam (low and high)

and floor exercise.


3.12.2 Rhythmic

Competition Days:

June 30 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Hellinikon Olympic Indoor Hall

Number of Participants:

105 athletes

Did you know that:

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport

which combines the grace of a

ballerina, the coordination of a

juggler, and the athleticism of an

acrobat. Rhythmic athletes compete

with five (5) hand apparatus: rope,

hoop, ball, clubs, and ribbon.


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3.13 Handball

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Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 1 st

Venue:

Fencing Hall, Hellinikon Olympic

Complex

Number of Participants:

152 athletes

Did you know that:

The NBA Houston Rockets center

Hakeem Olajuwon began his athletic

career and unknowingly honed his

basketball skills by playing handball in

Nigeria as a child.

Handball is a physical and fast sport of intense physical contact, with shots being

thrown at speeds approaching 100km per hour. It is played indoors on a 40m X

20m court with seven players (one goalkeeper + six court), which speeds up the

game even more.

The object is to score more goals than the opponents by throwing the ball into a Dshaped

net. Games consist of two 20-minute halves. Players can only take three steps

after catching the ball and hold the ball for three seconds before they must either pass,

dribble, or shoot. Defenders can use their hands or body to block a ball but cannot

use the feet or lower legs (except for goalkeepers). Free throws, corner throws, and

penalty throws are integral parts of the game. Handball athletes are known for their

speed, agility, physical strength and stamina. Special Olympics Handball includes

training in basic individual skills (e.g. targeted passing, dribbling and 10m shooting),

whose development is needed before athlete’s involvement in a team. Handball will

be held in two categories (men, women), and a total of fourteen teams (eleven men’s,

three women’s).One competition and one warm-up court will be set for the Special

Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011.


3.14 Judo

Competition Days:

June 30 th – July 2 nd

Venue:

The American College of Greece, DEREE

Gym, Ag.Paraskevi

Number of Participants:

136 athletes

Did you know that:

Judo was first included in the Olympic

Games in Tokyo 1964. This is the 2nd time

Judo takes part officially in the Special

Olympics World Summer Games.

Every athlete aims to prevail over the opponent by using special techniques, in the

standing position by grapping his uniform, otherwise the judogi, trying to throw him

down, and in the ground position by trying to pin him down for a certain time, or by

applying chocks or arm locks, which however is not allowed in Special Olympics.

Judo is a sport demanding physical capabilities along with spiritual discipline. It was

originated in Japan, as an outcome of the martial arts used by the samurai and it was

founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano.

The form of the event during the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS

2011 shall be individual games for both men and women and the formation of the

divisions shall be based on age, gender, weight and skills criteria. Athletes may

participate only in one division. Since a variety of potentially dangerous techniques

(e.g. sacrifice throws, chocks and arm locks) are not allowed during training and

competition in Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011, Judo is a

safe sport for athletes having the proper qualifications.

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3.15 Kayaking

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Competition Days:

June 28 th – July 2 nd

Venue:

Schinias Olympic Rowing &

Canoeing Center

Number of Participants:

61 athletes

Did you know that:

Eskimos from Greenland

were those who introduced

kayak, covering the frame

with seal skin. Traditionally,

these boats were used for

hunting, fishing and cargo.

Every athlete aims to travel through a specific water distance paddling either on

his/ her own or in pairs of two (2), achieving the best possible time.

Special Olympics Kayaking is a flat-water racing event where athletes compete either

on their own or as a pair with another athlete. Kayaking is one of the newest Special

Olympics sports. It requires fundamental abilities in order to be safe and successful.

The movements are set in motion from main muscle groups of the upper body of the

athletes as well as their hands.

The events include the touristic category (with the use of touring boats, which are stable

and appropriate for paddling in flat-water and are to be provided by the Organizing

Committee) and the professional category (professional kayaks which are longer and

narrower but faster and less stable). The competition program includes the following

events: 1. Single Tourist Kayak 500m and 200m, 2. Double Tourist Kayak 500m and

200m and 3. Double Tourist Kayak Unified 500m & 200m. Although the competition

course is constructed according to the International Canoe Federation Rules (9 lanes

– Albano System), during the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011

only six (6) lanes will be used as competition lanes (lanes number 2-7).


3.16 Open Water Swimming

Exhibition Event:

July 1 st

Venue:

Sailing Academy Schinias

Number of Participants:

37 athletes

Did you know that:

With the inclusion of

the 10km event for men

and women in the 2008

Olympic Games, Open

Water Swimming has

become quite popular

around the world.

The sport of Open Water Swimming will be included for the first time in the Special

Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 as a demonstration sport. It will take

place at the Sailing Academy, at Schinias and the distance for the event is set at 1.5km

within a rectangular course close to the shoreline. The start and finish of the event will

be on the beach a few meters from the water’s edge.

The divisioning will take place the first day of the Aquatics Competition (June 26, 2011)

at the finals of 800m freestyle. Athletes will be divisioned based on their gender, age,

and ability.


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3.17 Powerlifting

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Competition Days:

June 27 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Olympic Velodrome, Athens Olympic

Sport Complex (OAKA)

Number of Participants:

202 athletes

Did you know that:

During ancient times powerlifting was the

basic training for every sport before the

games.

Every athlete aims in lifting more weights than the opponent using specific moves.

In Special Olympics Powerlifting is much more than deadlift, squat or bench press. It is

effort, persistence and loyalty. Training, determination and attitude, are the key facts

that define the balance between a successful or a failed attempt. The barbell, despite

testing the physical strength, is also highlighting the athlete’s inner wish to improve, “not

to make compromises”.

The Powerlifting Field of Play will be on an elevated platform of 10m X 10m X 1m.

Powerlifting consists of the following disciplines: squat, bench press, deadlift,

Combination (Bench Press and Dead lift) and Combination (Squat, Bench Press and

Dead lift). Athletes shall be separated into divisions according to their gender, age,

ability and weight class. Minimum age to compete is fourteen (14) years old. Each

athlete may participate in no more than four (4) events. The athletes will spread across

a morning and an evening session. Before each session, they are weighted, so they

can be assigned to bodyweight categories. The athletes are awarded for each one or

for the total of the disciplines they competed for. Medal awards follow each session.


3.18 Roller Skating

Competition Days:

June 26 th – June 30 th

Venue:

Main Arena, Peace and Friendship

Stadium

Number of Participants:

121 athletes

Did you know that:

The first roller skates were created about

200 years ago and this is the first time an

official speed skating event is taking place

in Greece.

Every athlete aims in traveling a specific distance in the minimum possible time

wearing skates.

Roller Skating includes singles as well as relay speed events. It contains two major

categories; that of developing and developed athletes. The developing athletes’

category include 30m Race (Straight Line) and 30m Slalom, while the one of developed

athletes’ include 100m, 300m, 500m, and 1000m race along with three relay events

2x100m, 4x100m, 2x200m.

The Roller Skating competition of the Special Olympics World Summer Games

ATHENS 2011 will be held in the venue main arena. An official competition 100m

rectangular track will be used (wooden flat surface), according to the Special Olympics

International requirements. The track perimeter is of blue padded mattresses.

The sport itself requires the basic equipment (skates) and is quite affordable for

everybody to participate.


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3.19 Sailing

Competition Days:

June 27 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Sailing Academy/ Schinias area

Number of Participants:

74 athletes

Did you know that:

Sailing is the only sport where external

factors such as the wind, waves and

weather conditions play the main role.

Sailing competitions are a challenge for

athletes since they have to compete in

different categories such as triple handed,

double handed and single handed boats.

Every team of one (1), two (2) or three (3) members aims in achieving to travel with

a boat through a specific area in best minimum time.

The speed, the power and the intelligence are three very important assets for the

success in any sport and Sailing in Special Olympics is not different. The best sailors

develop the three aforementioned assets at the maximum of their capabilities. The sport

of Sailing in the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 will take

place at the Sailing Academy at Schinias. Athletes will compete according to their

age and sailing level. Sailing Academy is a ten hectares venue with 60 meters beach

area. There are various types of competitions boats that will be offered: single handed

(Optimist and Laser 4,7), double handed (420) and triple handed (Laser Bahia). Each

athlete can participate only in one of the events.


3.20 Softball

Competition Days:

June 27 th – July 2 nd

Venue:

Hellinicon Olympic Softball

Number of Participants:

95 athletes

Did you know that:

Softball was accidentally invented

in 1887 in Chicago USA during the

celebration for Yale University’s win on

rugby against Harvard’s team. During the

2nd World War Softball was introduced

to Europe by American soldiers. Its first

official regulations were formed and

written in 1923.

Every team aims in scoring as many runs possible, against the opponents by striking

the ball with a specific bat.

The divisioning process is based on:

a. Scores compiled from each athlete’s score on the four Softball Team Skills Assessment

Tests (SATs) of Base Running, Throwing, Fielding and Batting.

b. A classification round of games

The sport is a popular and developing sport in the USA, Australia, Japan, China,

Canada and the equipment includes a glove, a bat, a ball and bases.

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3.21 Table Tennis

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Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

SEF Sport Training Hall 2

Number of Participants:

297 athletes

Did you know that:

Table Tennis is one of the most

popular sports in the world and it

was first included in the Olympic

Games program in Seoul 1988.

Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent side of the table over the net,

striking it with a Table Tennis racquet.

Table Tennis is a fast sport that requires excellent coordination of hands and eyes.

Special Olympics athletes share the essential elements of force and ability so that they

can play Table Tennis. Apart from the traditional events, Special Olympics competition

includes individual skill events that allow the athletes to work and compete in basic

skills of table tennis. The development of these basic skills is necessary for the athletes

to take part in the events. These skills include bounce of the ball with the racket, volley

and backhand.

In Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 a total of 297 athletes will

compete in three (3) events: 1. Singles (Men – Women), 2. Doubles (Men - Women)

and 3. Mixed doubles. The athletes are divisioned taking into consideration age,

gender and the athletic level. The total Field of Play area/surface measures 25m wide

and 50m long. 24 competition tables will be placed in the Field of Play.


3.22 Tennis

Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

Olympic Tennis Center, Athens

Olympic Sport Complex - OAKA

Number of Participants:

151 athletes

Did you know that:

The first Tennis match was held in

1877 in London.

Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent side of the court over the net,

striking it with a tennis racquet.

During the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 athletes will

participate in three (3) events: 1. Singles (Men – Women), 2. Doubles (Men - Women)

and 3. Mixed doubles. The divisioning round will be held during the first three (3) days

while finals will be held the next five (5) remaining. The awards will take place the last

two (2) days of the competition schedule. Competition will be held on 12 matches

courts with one morning session per day. Athletes may participate in a maximum of two

(2) events. Athletes who did not participate in the divisioning round will not be allowed

to participate in finals.

Worldwide, the Tennis Special Olympics athletes are more than 24.000.


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3.23 Volleyball

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Competition Days:

June 26 th – July 3 rd

Venue:

“G.Kasimatis” Hall, Olympic

Stadium, Athens Olympic Sport

Complex - OAKA

Number of Participants:

268 athletes

Did you know that:

As of recent Special Olympics

Athlete Participation Report,

134.940 Special Olympics athletes

compete in Volleyball.

Every team of six (6) players aims at succeeding more points by hitting the ball with

the hands and sending it over the net to the opponent’s court.

Volleyball is considered as one of the most team-oriented sports at the Special

Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011. Athletes participating at the Games

need to cooperate with their teammates, since no team may be based upon individual

athletes’ performances. Participating athletes will compete in three categories, men,

women and Unified (three Special Olympics athletes and three volleyball players,

called “partners”). A divisioning process will be organized during the first days of

the program, in order to identify the competition skills of all participating teams and

athletes.

At the “G. Kasimatis” Hall of Athens Olympic Sport Complex (ΟΑΚΑ), three (3)

competition courts will be installed under the same roof. Twenty-six (26) teams from

eighteen (18) countries have been registered to compete in ATHENS 2011 Special

Olympics World Games.


3.24 Young Athletes

Event Day:

July 2 nd

Venue:

Fencing Hall, Hellinikon Olympic Complex

Number of Participants:

30 athletes aged 2-7 from the “Young Athletes”

Special Olympics Hellas Training program.

Did you know that:

In the “Young Athletes” program, athletes are

accompanied by one family member. More

than 10.000 athletes participate in the “Young

Athletes” Program worldwide.

The Young Athletes Program is a training program, which aims to integrate young

people in the world of sports and especially in the Special Olympics family.

The program is designed for kids with intellectual disability aged 2-7 years old and its

objective is to:

• Improve the physical and social development of children through play activities

• Welcome new family members with intellectually disabled children in the Special

Olympics movement

• Raise awareness of children with intellectual disabilities

• Prepare children to integrate in the official training programs of Special Olympics,

when they reach the age of 8

The program is designed in such a way that athletes can pass through a series of

activities in a rotation style. The activities are:

• Coordination skills

• Walking & running

• Balance & jumping

• Throwing & trapping

• Rolling

• Striking

• Kicking

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3.25 Motor Activities Training Program (MATP)

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Event Day:

July 3 rd

Venue:

Fencing Hall, Hellinikon Olympic Complex

Number of athletes:

50 athletes of Special Olympics Hellas from special schools

and foundations of Attica

Did you know that:

All athletes can take part in MATP regardless of their skill or

functional abilities.

The MATP does not exclude any athlete!

The “MATP” program offers opportunities for everyone. It is a non-competitive

program that aims to improve the physical abilities of the participants through circuit

training.

“MATP” is designed for people with severe or profound disability who are unable

to participate in Official Special Olympics sports, because of their physical and/or

behavioral limitations.The program is designed in such a way that athletes according

to their age and ability level, rotate through several stations by participating in a set of

basic activities, such as mobility, dexterity, striking, kicking wheelchair handling etc.

Purpose of the “MATP” Program is to help Athletes:

• Improve in motor skills and functional ability

• Improve physical condition

• Provide more opportunities to perform sport activities

• Enhance social adjustment through sport

• Prepare athletes to integrate in the official training programs of Special Olympics


4 Appendices


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4.1 Maps

Metro Stations of Athens

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Tram Stations of Athens

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4.2 ΟΑSΑ Buses’ Routes

Analytical Buses’ Routes for the Venues

040 PEIRAIAS - SYNTAGMA

101 PEIRAIAS - ALIMOS - ELLHNIKO

114 GLYFADA - KAVOYRI - BOYLIAGMENH (Through MARINAS)

115 GLYFADA - VOYLIAGMENH - KITSI

116 GLYFADA - VARH - KITSI

120 GLYFADA - VARH (Pigadakia) - PROAST. KOROPIOY

124 GLYFADA - AG. TRIADA - AG. TRYFONAS

128 GLYFADA - TERPSITHEA (Round Route)

129 GLYFADA - AIXONH (Round Route)

130 PEIRAIAS - N. SMYRNH (Round Route)

140 POLYGONO - GLYFADA

149 GLYFADA - VARH - VARKIZA (Round Route)

170 GLYFADA - VARKIZA - VARH

205 GLYFADA - SOYRMENA - TERPSITHEA (Round Route)

207 GLYFADA - TERPSITHEA (Round Route)

217 PEIRAIAS - AG. DHMHTRIOS (METRO STATION DAFNH)

218 PEIRAIAS - YMHTTOS - HLIOYPOLH

229 PEIRAIAS - AG. DHMHTRIOS (METRO STATION DAFNH)

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232 PEIRAIAS - YMHTTOS - VYRONAS

247

ELLHNIKO - ST. AG. DHMHTRIOY (Through ALIMOY) (Round Route to Ag.Dimitrios

Metro Station)

319 ST. METRO DOYK. PLAK (Metro station) - SPATA

320 TOPIKH SPATON (Local round route)

406 ST.NOMISM.(Metro Station) - AG.PARASKEYH - ST.PLAKENTIAS (Metro Station)

407

ST.NOMISMATOKOPEIO (Metro Station) - NEA ZOH - ST.DOUK.PLAKENTIAS

(Metro Station)

410 ANO MELISSIA - O.A.K.A. (Round Route)

500 PEIRAIAS - KHFISIA

550 PALAIO FALHRO - KHFISIA

Α1 PEIRAIAS - VOYLA

Α2 AKADHMIA - VOYLA (Through AMFITHEAS ANEVUE)

Α3 AKADHMIA - GLYFADA (EYRYALH) (Through BOYLIAGMENHS)

Α7 KANIGGOS - KHFISIA

Α8 POLYTEXNEIO - N. IONIA - MAROYSI

Β1 PEIRAIAS - ANO GLYFADA

Β2 AG. KOSMAS - AKADHMIA (Through Coast road) (Round Route)

Β3 AKADHMIA - GLYFADA (KARAXALIOY) (Through VOYLIAGMENHS AVENUE)

Β5 ST.LARISHS (Metro & Suburban Railway Station) - L. ALEXANDRAS - AG. PARASKEYH

Β7 KANIGGOS - KHFISIA - N. KHFISIA

Γ1 PEIRAIAS - VARKIZA - KITSI

Ε14 SYNTAGMA - O.A.K.A. - YPOYRGEIO PAIDEIAS

Ε22 AKADHMIA - SARONIDA (EXPRESS)

Ε90 PEIRAIAS - PANEPISTHMIOYPOLH (SXOLIKH EXPRESS)

Χ14 SYNTAGMA - KHFISIA

Χ40 OAKA - AXARNAI - OLYMP. XORIO (Olympic Village EXPRESS)

Χ41 OAKA - AXARNAI - OLYMP. XORIO (Olympic Village EXPRESS)

Χ96 PEIRAIAS -ATHENS AIRPORT (EXPRESS)


4.3 Conditions of Ticket Sales and Terms

of Admission

Please read carefully the following terms and conditions. By purchasing tickets, you agree that you have

read, understood, and accepted the terms and conditions below. The exchange, resale and trading of the

tickets in general is prohibited.

1. Definitions

1.1 Ceremonies are the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Summer

Games- ATHENS 2011

1.2 Ceremony is the time frame during which the Opening or Closing Ceremony is held and includes the

specific show covered by the ticket you have purchased.

1.3 Venue is the place where the Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS

2011 are held.

1.4 Ticket is the ticket to a Session.

1.5 Forbidden objects are those which have been or will be defined as such by the Special Olympics

World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 GOC and which could disrupt the smooth viewing and execution

of the Ceremonies.

1.6 Forbidden actions are those which have been or will be defined as such by the Special Olympics

World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 GOC and which could disrupt the smooth viewing and execution

of the Ceremonies.

2. Details about the Tickets and Sessions

2.1 All spectators, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket to enter the venue.

2.2 The ticket supply is carried out only by ATHENS 2011 or by an authorized provider by ATHENS

2011. If a spectator acquires a ticket by any other provider than ATHENS 2011 or an authorized by

ATHENS 2011 provider, the ticket may have been lost, stolen, copied, or obtained contrary to these

terms and he may not be allowed into the venue or may be asked to leave the venue.

2.3 The exchange, resale and ticket trading in general are prohibited.

2.4 The acquisition of tickets on behalf of third parties in the course of trade or as part of a business is

forbidden.

2.5 ATHENS 2011 reserves the right to change the dates, times, and participants in the Ceremonies

without prior warning.

2.6 ATHENS 2011 reserves the right to cancel a ticket at any time and without invoking any reason.

2.7 The present terms and the terms on the backside of the Ticket set out the entire agreement between

ATHENS 2011 and the Spectator. In case of contradiction between the present Terms and the Terms on

the backside of the Ticket, the present Terms shall prevail.

. Cancellations - Returns

3.1 In case a ceremony’s start or finish time is changed, but the ceremony is completed that same day, the

ticket holders are not entitled neither to replace their tickets nor to receive refunds.

3.2 In case a ceremony is postponed for another day, the ticket holders must retain their tickets. Those

tickets will be valid for their entry to the venue on the date the postponed ceremony will take place. Ticket

holders for postponed sessions are not entitled to replace their tickets nor receive refunds.

3.3 In case a ceremony begins but is not completed and ATHENS 2011 nevertheless declares the

ceremony as completed, ticket holders are not entitled to replace their tickets nor to receive refunds.

3.4 In case there are changes to a ceremony’s schedule or participants, ticket holders may not exchange

their tickets or receive refunds.

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3.5 In case a ceremony is cancelled, ticket holders for that particular ceremony may request refund.

ATHENS 2011 is not liable for any other ticket holder’s claim to compensation.

3.6 Refunds will not be provided at venue box offices. Ticket holders of cancelled ceremonies must

return the tickets to ATHENS 2011 and complete a refund request form. This form must be submitted by

31/10/11 at the latest.

3.7 ATHENS 2011 cannot replace stolen or lost tickets. Ticket holders of defaced, damaged, destroyed

or unreadable tickets should approach the Central Box Office where upon confirmation of the ticket

holder’s identity, a voucher will be issued for entrance to the venue.

4. Risks

4.1 Spectators must obey all notices or directions given by ATHENS 2011 at the venue.

4.2 Spectators acknowledge that they are responsible for their own safety and for the safety of the

children they accompany. They understand that the layout of the Venue may be unfamiliar to them, so

they must take care at all times.

4.3 Spectators are responsible for their own property. There is no storage available at Venue.

4.4 ATHENS 2011, the Special Olympics International and the Special Olympics Hellas (including their

directors, officers, employees, consultants, contractors, agents and volunteers) are released from any

liability for any damage, loss, liability or injury the spectators may suffer in relation, directly or indirectly,

to their attendance at the venue.

4.5 The ticket holders agree to compensate ATHENS 2011 for any damage, loss, liability or injury it or

anyone else may suffer as a result of their willful, reckless or negligent acts or omissions at the Venue.

. Prohibitions and Restrictions

5.1 The following items may not be brought into venues: Weapons, explosives, chemical or detonation

devices, tear gas, smoke bombs, even if they are legally carried, knives, drugs or other illegal substances,

fireworks, firecrackers, poles, bats, and any objects in general that may cause bodily harm, even if

they are legally carried, motorbikes, bicycles, roller-skates, skateboards, other skate-types, electronic

equipment of any Broadcasting Company without broadcast rights, flags of non-participating countries,

flags of participating countries, alcoholic drinks, or banners, laser devices and other devices that may be

bothersome, flag poles, signs, umbrellas, commercial items with obvious logos of competitive companies

to sponsors (hats, T-shirts, bags, etc.), pirate ATHENS 2011 products, announcements, brochures,

unauthorized publications, balls, rackets, Frisbees and similar objects, large quantities of coins, lighters,

musical instruments, horns, unauthorized signs, advertising or any other printed material, glass bottles,

canteens, thermoses, coolers, ice cube trays, water; beverages, and generally any material in any

form with any content or any objects that the ATHENS 2011 in cooperation with Security may have

characterized dangerous or inappropriate. In addition, food is not allowed (except for medical reasons

that can be proven with appropriate documents), animals (except for police dogs and guide dogs for the

vision impaired), large objects, suitcases, bags, folding chairs, stools, etc., baby strollers. ATHENS 2011

may alter this list of forbidden objects any ‘ time.

5.2 For your safety and security and the safety and security of others, the following actions are not allowed

at venues: smoking; gambling; unauthorized collection of money (for charities or other goals), coordinated

group promotion or advertising efforts (such as a group of spectators in adjacent seats with a letter or

symbol on each shirt that together form an advertising, political, or religious message), ambush marketing

activities, political or religious activities and protests, the sale of goods by unauthorized individuals (street

sellers) or places (carts, refreshment stands, etc.), unauthorized ticket sales, unauthorized transmission

and/or recording through mobile phones or other recording devices (video cameras, tape recorders,

etc.) for commercial use, entry of unauthorized television spokespeople with recording equipment and

cameras, flash photography, dangerous, indecent, or intrusive behaviour distribution of unauthorized

publications, brochures, etc., entry attempts by spectators to areas requiring accreditation, soliciting for

money or other profit in an unauthorized fashion (for example by playing music, or singing outside, by

collecting money for charity, by selling tickets, including ceremonies tickets), involvement in activities that

may deter spectators from watching events or involvement in any other activities deemed dangerous or

inappropriate by ATHENS 2011. ATHENS 2011 may alter this list of forbidden objects any time.

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5.3 All ticket holders agree to submit to checks prior to or during entry to the venues. The checks will be

conducted for safety reasons and may include physical, baggage, and other items carried by spectators/

ticket holders.

5.4 ATHENS 2011 may refuse the entry into or remove spectators from the venue, if:

a they do not obey these terms and conditions

b they refuse the physical and baggage inspection by ATHENS 201, as stated in 5.3 above.

c they interfere with the enjoyment, comfort or safety of others at the venue.

d they have a lost, stolen, counterfeit, damaged or unreadable ticket

e they have acquired the ticket from an unauthorized source,

f they attempt to or disrupt the Ceremonies,

g ATHENS 2011 has reasonable suspicions that they will proceed in one of the above- mentioned

actions.

5.5 If they are refused entry to, or are removed from the venue, no refunds or exchanges are given.

5.6 ATHENS 2011 will not store confiscated and/or unauthorized material at the venues.

5.7 Tickets cannot be used for political, commercial, advertising or other promotional reasons (for

example, as prizes in competitions) unless first approved in writing by ATHENS 2011.

. Recordings

6.1 If the spectators, during a Ceremony or during their entry or exit from a venue, are photographed,

filmed or taped (for security reasons or due to the Games coverage), it is acknowledged that they

consent to ATHENS 2011, the Special Olympics International or third parties appointed by them to their

photographing, filming, or taping. ATHENS 2011, the Special Olympics International or third parties

appointed by them have the right to broadcast, publish, license and use any photographs, film, recordings

or images of them without compensation. The Special Olympics International, ATHENS 2011, the third

parties and anyone acquiring from them the right to use the material are not liable to the spectators in

any way for its use.

6.2 Images and sound recordings of the Games taken by the spectators with camera, video or audio

equipment cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes, (that is, they

cannot sell, license, broadcast, publish, or otherwise commercially exploit them).

7. General

7.1 ATHENS 2011 may choose not to enforce part of these terms in some cases. That does not mean that

ATHENS 2011 is prevented from enforcing the rest of them.

7.2 In case of invalidity of part of the terms of the present, the rest of the terms remain valid.

7.3 If the acquisition of tickets is carried out by a proxy, these terms are binding both for the authorizing

party and the delegate.

7.4 In case of conflict between the Greek text of the present terms and the English one, the first shall

prevail.

7.5 The present terms are governed by Greek law and subject to the competence of the Courts of

Athens.

8. Protection of Personal Data

ATHENS 2011 binds itself to keep all personal data of applicants absolutely confidential. Applicants’

personal details shall be processed only by ATHENS 2011 and the collaborating company or its

contractors, within the framework of the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 ticketing

program, and in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 2472/97 in force, while the applicants give

their explicit consent to ATHENS 2011 and the collaborating company to maintain an archive of data

of a personal nature and to process such details as have been made known to them by the applicant or

the applicant’s proxy.

Terms of Admission to the ATHENS 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games Venues

Please read carefully terms 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4,

described in the related sections of “Conditions of Ticket Sales and Terms of Admission” of the

spectators’ guide. By attending an event of the Athens 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games,

you agree that you have read, understood, and accepted these terms.

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www.athens2011.org

Organizing Committee Special Olympics

World Summer Games ATHENS 2011

Ktirio Ipasias, Goudi Park

P.O. Box 2011, 115 10

Athens, Greece

Τel: + 30 211 2011 000

Fax: + 30 211 2011 111

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