Special Olympics: Giving visibility to athletes with intellectual disabilities
Sport as a tool for social inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities
Since 2009, the Barça Foundation have collaborated on diverse projects with Special Olympics Catalunya. Through this agreement, collaborations have been generated which boost physical and group activities for people with intellectual disabilities, as well as their social inclusion.
Amongst the activities carried out are: The Torneig Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona de Futbol Sala, Jocs Special Olympics La Seu d'Urgell - Andorra la Vella 2018 (attended by 1,500 athletes from 15 different countries and 14 sporting disciplines), Campionat de Catalunya d'Esquí Special Olympics, Jocs Mundials Special Olympics, Marxa Special Olympics per la ciutat de Barcelona, and the Euroleague’s ONE TEAM, involving the basketball section of the club. The Camp Nou also held a symposium for the creation of Special sections at ordinary clubs.