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Tadamoun wa Tanmia partnership with Special Olympics Lebanon Sport Activities for people with special needs 2009 - 2010

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Addressing people with special needs and in collaboration with Special Olympics Lebanon, sport activities included the following :

A. Weekly Sport exercises every Tuesday at Saida (Sidon) Municipal stadium. Six associations from the city of Saida (Sidon) participate in this weekly event which includes athletics, racing, basketball, football, Bocce, softball and long jump.

B. The sports competitions which are usually attended by many associations from different regions of Lebanon. It included the following :

• 25/10/2009, Health day held in Saida (Sidon) in Dar Al Yatim (Sidon welfare Orphans Association). Medical checkups were conducted for athletes and eyeglasses were provided for those in need. 25 children from Tadamoun Wa Tanmia participated in this day.

• 22 and 23/10/2009, a training session for "Athletes as Spokesmen" was held in Beirut. Two girls from Tadamoun Wa Tanmia participated in this event according to which they received a certificate.

• 9/12/2009, a sports day at Municipal Stadium in Beirut, titled "One Day Championship" took place. It included racing games, Bocce and softball. All children from Tadamoun Wa Tanmia participated in this event and some of them won medals (4 golden and silver medals).

• 24/02/2010, a sports day in Beirut including "individual skills contest in basketball" was carried out. 11 children (6 boys and 5 girls) from Adolescent group in Tadamoun Wa Tanmia attended this event.

• From 18/3 to 21/3/2010, the first sport camp was held in Baalbek. Four persons (3 girls and one boy) from Adolescent group participated in this camp focusing on basketball, football and Bocce.

• 24/03/2010, sports day for young athletes under the age of seven years was held at Dar Al Yatim (Sidon welfare Orphans Association). It focused on physical education and four children from Tadamoun Wa Tanmia participated in this event.

• From 05/05 to 09/05/2010 the second sport camp was held in Baalbek in which two young girls and one boy from the Adolescent group took part. Badminton and Iron Ball games were the main sport that this event comprised.

•16/05/2010, a long sports day was held in Dar Al Yatim (Sidon welfare Orphans Association). Many sports were covered in this day including racing games, Bocce and softballs. 20 children from Tadamoun Wa Tanmia attended and 9 of them have won gold, silver and bronze medals.