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Nearly 450 Special Olympics athletes participated in the first-ever Healthy Athletes screening event in Muayna, Myanmar, which took place alongside the Special Olympics Myanmar National Games held on 14-15 November 2011.

Dr. Aung Naing, Clinical Director of the Muayna screening, was trained along with 5 other medical practitioners from Special Olympics’ Asia Pacific region in Athens during the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

The event, which was funded locally due to international sanctions, was a tremendous success according to Simon Koh, Director Operations, Special Olympics Asia Pacific, “We were thrilled to launch this unprecedented Healthy Athletes screening event in Myanmar. This took tremendous effort on Dr. Niang’s part as he organized all of the volunteers and was also responsible for attaining the facilities and equipment.”

During 2011, Healthy Athletes screenings were conducted in Myanmar, Cambodia, Albania, Armenia, Serbia, Macedonia and Seychelles for the first time.

One thought on “Special Olympics Myanmar Launches First Healthy Athletes Screening

  1. I LIKED THE HEATHLY ATHLETES SCREENING IT IS WAY DIFFRENT THEN MINNESOTAS SCREENING AND I ALSO LIKE THE WAY HOW THEY PUTTED UP THE POLES AT TRACK IT MADE IT LOT EASIER TO NOW WERE TO CUT IN AT FOR LANE 1 INSTEAD OF THE ORANGE CONES THAT MINNESOTA DOSE FOR STATE TRACK FOR THE LONGER WALKERS AND RUNNERS I WISH THAT THEY CAN DO IT THAT WAY IN MINNESOTA LIKE HAVING THEM TO PUT A LONG POLE WERE EVERY ONE CAN SEE WERE THEY NEED TO CUT THROUGH AT PUT THE POLE IN THE GROUND AND PUT THE OTHER POLE ON THE OTHER SIDE IN THE GROUND AND THAT IS THE WAY HOW THE ATHLETES NOW TO GO IN LANE 1 WHEN THEY DO THE 800 METER WALK OR RUNNING OR THE 3,000 METER DASH OR THE 1500 METER WALK OR RUNNING THAT HELPED ME A LOT THEN THE POLES WERE UP IN ATHENS AND HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERY ONE OF YOU FROM KRISTINA FRITZ TEAM USA FROM MINNESOTA I HOPE THAT I CAN BE IN THE WORLD GAMES AGAING OR VOLUNTEER LIKE IN 2015 IN LOSS ANGELAS AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF A WORLD GLOBAL MESSENGER BY DOING A SPEECH IN FRONT OF THE HOLE WORLD OF ATHLETES AND COACHES ABOUT MY SELF OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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