Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Special Olympics European Floorball Masters...


it is a very interesting arrangement...

This tournament coming up in just a few days (starts Friday) is co-hosted by Austria and Lichtenstein. They expect 200 plus athletes from 16 European countries - and the well informed Special Olympian also knows that in 2017 it is time for a new round of the big Special Olympics Winter Games - and these will be arranged in Austria.

Yes, in 2013 as the Special Olympics was played in Korea - Floorball participated for the first time as a demonstration sport.

But the Special Olympics European Floorball Masters that starts now on Friday is very interesting from another perspective too..
During these games a main Special Olympics Floorball Seminar is arranged too. And beside of the delegations from European countries participating in the games with teams. Some highly interesting countries has announced their participation at these seminars - Jamaica, Venezuela and Israel are all participating in this European Special Olympic celebration with delegations.

The President of Special Olympics Austria and also the President of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Mr. Hermann Kröll states:
"With each Special Olympics event people with intellectual disabilities will catch more attention, greater acceptance, enjoy more significant interest and popularity in our society. Unified Sports are new addi-
tions to the Special Olympics programs where mixed teams of players with and without mental disabilities compete against each other on the fields. This kind of team sport has further growth potential and will be one important issue to discuss at the upcoming event.
Among floorball are basketball, handball, volleyball and beach volleyball the unified team sports of Special Olympics. "

We here will try to cover this event as good as we may
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!