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2013 / NO.2
2013 / NO.2
2013 Macao Sports Day for the Disabled

Organized by the Macao Sport Development Board and in-association-with the Macao-China Paralympic Committee & Macao - China Recreation and Sports Association for the Disabled, the Macao Special Olympics and the Macao Sports Association of the Deaf, the 2013 Macao Sports Day for the Disabled was successfully held at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium on April 7th and was attended by 2,500 participants in a cheerful atmosphere.

On site, there were nine recreational and sports activities including rowing, badminton, table tennis, mini golf, running and long jump, with three physical fitness assessment stations set up to help participants measure blood pressure, pulse, choice reaction and grip strength evaluation in order for them to have better knowledge on self-health-condition and hence choose sports activities wisely.

The event already stepped into its 11th year, in which the organizers hope to promote the vision of Sports for All – “Let’s Exercise for a Better Health” to the disabled and the public, also to disseminate the positive message of “a harmonious society, social integration of people with or without disabilities, life-long participation in sports”, which to arouse public awareness and understanding of the disabled and to encourage their active participation in social activities and joint contribution towards a harmonious and healthy society. Special guest of this year was local athlete Ms. Lei On Kei from the swimming team. Her presence served as both a support and encouragement for the disabled to actively participate in society and to face challenges with a positive attitude and spirit.