16 Jan '12, 9am

Don't give up on Singapore's Special Olympics | The Online Citizen #olympics

Don't give up on Singapore's Special Olympics | The Online Citizen #olympics

Indeed the Special Olympics is unlike any other competition. Winning isn’t the goal, maximum participation is. That’s the beauty of it. Athletes need not pass a national trial nor possess some innate sporting talent; they only need to show a desire to participate for them to be entered as Olympians. Jermyn Toh, a BBDO consultant who works with Special Olympics Singapore points out that sports is “an enabler” and it enables people like Hanako to overcome their conditions and participate actively in events that celebrate the strength of the human spirit. Taking part in the Special Olympics has allowed Hanako to push her boundaries and mould her into the outspoken humanitarian she is today. Hanako sits on the Executive Committee for Special Olympics Singapore, and she has been an International Global Messenger, sharing her story and her dreams to people around the globe. She ...

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