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Given opportunity, they could develop the skills necessary to participate in sports and, therefore, become more physically fit.
Inhe presented his research to the first International Congress on the Psychology of Sport in Rome and published a testing and training manual. Similar research in the s was conducted by Dr. Patricia Austin at the University of Alberta.
Special Olympics Founded Hayden made it his mission to help provide opportunities for sports to people with intellectual disabilities and proposed and designed a national program of sports training and competition in Canada.
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InHayden moved to Washington, D. During his seven years in Washington, he worked on playground design, developed methods for teaching sports skills to those with intellectual disabilities and helped draft legislation to assist those with disabilities. Hayden and Kennedy Shriver were also instrumental in developing the Special Olympics movement in North America by organizing the first international sporting event for people with intellectual disabilities.
Canadian athletes attended the games, competing in floor hockey. Special Olympics Come to Canada Like Hayden, Foster was instrumental in changing the attitudes and perceptions of Canadians with intellectual disabilities. Foster, whose brother was blind and had an intellectual disability, campaigned for the establishment of Canadian research centres to study the causes of intellectual disabilities and develop training programs for those with disabilities.
A total of 1, Canadians competed in floor hockey, aquatics and athletics. Both Foster and Hayden have been recognized for their contributions. Hayden was named to the Order of Canada in and the Order of Ontario inand a school in BurlingtonOntario, was named after him in InSaskatchewan became the first province in Canada to have an incorporated provincial Special Olympics organization.
Special Olympics athletes participate in both recreational and competitive sports. Following the meter freestyle race Spitz arrived to obtain his gold medal barefoot and carrying his shoes.
After the anthem played, he picked up his shoes and waved to the crowd. The Soviets saw this as product placement. When questioned by the IOC, Spitz explained that the gesture was innocent, the shoes were old and he was not paid.
The IOC cleared him of any wrongdoing. In an article, he is quoted as saying, "I never got invited. You don't go to the Olympics just to say, I am going to go.
Especially because of who I am. I am going to sit there and watch Michael Phelps break my record anonymously? That's almost demeaning to me. It is not almost—it is. He is, however, unhappy that he was not invited to the Summer Olympics. As a result, Spitz refused to attend the games.
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Some of them are dead. But they invited the other ones to go to the Olympics, but not me," he said.
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I really, truly am I was working with a corporate sponsor who elected not to bring their US contingent over to China, and they piled on more work for me here in the United States, which was great.
So I wasn't able to get to the Olympics and watch Michael in the first couple of days. And they thought, some of these reporters, that I was supposed to be invited by some entity, and I told them that that wasn't really the case, that doesn't happen that way.
And so, I'm sort of disappointed that I wasn't there, but, you know, that interview somehow took a different turn, and I've done hundreds and hundreds of them and I've been true to form about the way I feel about Michael, and he's doing a great job for the United States and inspiring a lot of great performances by the other team members.