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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY – The MATP National Games

On Saturday 12 November 2022, the Faculty of Education hosted the 13th MAT National Games. MATP is the youngest sport programme of the Special Olympics. The acronym MATP is derived from the American acronym Motor Activities Training Programme. The MATP programme allows people who, due to severe and profound intellectual disabilities and other associated disabilities …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY – the latest news from our amazing Para athletes

We are truly inspired by the outstanding achievements our athletes are making at local, national and international level, so today’s Inspirational Wednesday is no different. We are overjoyed with such great news that has reached us today. Let us start with Gorazd Tiršek’s bronze medal at the World Air Rifle Championships. The Slovenian shooter won …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Exhibition – 60 years of parasport in Slovenia

This year, the Slovenian Association for Disabled Sports – Slovenian Paralympic Committee (ŠIS – SPK Association) is celebrating 60 years of successful operation. The association prepared an exhibition for its 60th anniversary in cooperation with Tourism Ljubljana, which made the exhibition possible. On the Krakovski nasip by the Ljubljanica River, 11 double-sided billboards show an …

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EUROPEAN SPORTS WEEK: Basketball game at CVD Golovec

Let’s start the European Sports Week! From September 23 to September 30 we organize activities that encourage regular physical activity and raise awareness of the importance of an active lifestyle. Today we successfully opened the European Sports Week by playing a basketball game on the renovated playground at CVD Golovec (which we renovated last year …

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Inspirational Wednesday: Paralympian Francisca Mardones gets her own Barbie

American toy firm Mattel aims to diversify the product line of Barbies. Chilean Paralympian, who is wheelchair-bound, has become one of the latest subjects of the famous doll.  Mardones participated in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. She was the standard-bearer of the Chilean team. As a representative of Chile, she competed in wheelchair tennis and, latterly, …

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Inspirational Wednesday: Personal trainer opened first gym dedicated to disabled people in Scotland

Dale Robertson opened a gym dedicated to people living with disabilities or long-term health conditions. It aims to provide personal and close support to those who are not able to access a regular gym.  Dale worked with disabled people for 15 years. During this time he realized that gyms and sports clubs lack specialist equipment. Just …

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