Development of Special Olympics in China: Competition, inclusion, research, and future

Shihui CHEN, Chunxiao LI, Yandan WU

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Abstract

The purposes of this study were to describe and analyze the development of the Special Olympics programs in China, and provide a historical document to outline and understand the past, current, and future of development of the Special Olympics China. Three major data sources were used for this study: governmental policy, official statistics, and publications related with China Special Olympics or events. Results indicated that although Special Olympics China showed the fastest growth in its number of athletes in the world, Special Olympics programs are accessible to elite athletes only. There is a lack of empirical studies and community programs for full participation for every individual with intellectual disabilities. Copyright © 2011 Sagamore Pub.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-38
JournalAsian Journal of Exercise & Sports Science
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Citation

Chen, S., Li, C., & Wu, Y. (2011). Development of Special Olympics in China: Competition, inclusion, research, and future. Asian Journal of Exercise & Sports Science, 8(1), 29-38.

Keywords

  • China
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Social inclusion
  • Special Olympics

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