DUSHANBE , April 4, Asia-Plus - 18 athletes are supposed to represent Tajikistan in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games that will be held in Shanghai on October 10-19, 2006

             Farid Solehov, a spokesman for Tajikistan ’s National Olympic Committee (NOC), has told Asia-Plus that by quota determined by the Games’ organizing committee four Tajik sportsmen will compete in athletics, four in table tennis and 10 in football (soccer). 

As it had been reported earlier, in Shanghai, Special Olympics athletes of all ability levels will compete in 20 different Special Olympics and Olympic-type sports: aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football (soccer), golf, gymnastics, handball, judo, power-lifting, roller skating, sailing, softball, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.

  Information of Asia-Plus : Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports.