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Special Olympics Malta to participate in Istanbul Volleyball tournament

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Special Olympics Malta will for the first time participate in the 16 team European Unified Volleyball Tournament in Istanbul Turkey.

The unified team will be made up of a total of 14 people consisting of mainstream players and players from Special Olympics.

Four Special Olympics players and two mainstream players will complete the team.

The tournament will be held between the June 20 and 23.

In a bid to gain greater experience, unified friendly games are regularly organized while the team trains regularly for three times a week.

Most recently, Special Olympics Malta took part in a Volley Ball tournament at the Special Olympics Regional Games in Lombardy, Italy. This was the fourth time that Special Olympics Malta participated in these games but it was the first time that took part in the Volley Ball tournament where they won the bronze medal whilst in the athletics competitions, the athletes of Special Olympics Malta, gave a striking performance bringing home a total of 27 medals.

Special Olympics Malta is supported by the Vodafone Foundation.
 

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