The reporter learned from the Executive Committee of the Eighth Special Olympics Games in Shaanxi, Baoji, that the number of registered athletes for this competition is now 1,604, and there will be 35 delegations competing for 9 events.
All the events of the National Special Olympics Games to be held in Shaanxi in 2021 will be conducted in Baoji. The Executive Committee of the Special Olympics Shaanxi Baoji recently compiled the number of athletes registered. So far, 1604 people have signed up, divided into 35 delegations. The host Shaanxi delegation has signed up 120 people, which is the province with the largest number of applicants. It is divided into Shaanxi First Regiment and Shaanxi Second Regiment.
The Eighth Special Olympics Games involves 9 events including track and field, swimming, etc. The executive committee staff member Wen Jiankang said that the basketball event is the largest number of applicants, with a total of 401 people; followed by track and field with 305 people; and again, football. 297 people. The least number of applicants is weightlifting, with 41 people.
Wen Jiankang said that the Special Olympics Executive Committee will allocate volunteers at a ratio of 1:1.2 between athletes and volunteers. These volunteers will begin professional training at the end of October. The total number of athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff for the Special Olympics will exceed 3,700.
The 11th National Games for the Disabled and the 8th National Special Olympics Games will be held in Shaanxi from October 22 to 29, 2021. (Finish)