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Seychelles Special Olympics

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TheSpecial Olympics is a global organisation that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion among people with and without intellectual disabilities.  It was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver to provide people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realise their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. 

The logo of the Special Olympics depicts five figures in a unifying circle to symbolise its global presence.  The figures who each have six arms. The arms in the lowered position recalls the time when many people were unaware of the talents and abilities of those with intellectual disabilities- a time before the founding of the Special Olympics. 

The straight arms symbolise a greater equality and outreach while the raised arms represent joy and the realisation of ultimate goals.
Bruce Berry 29 Apr 2021

Seychelles Special Olympics flag

  image sent by Paul Bassinson, 21 Apr 2021

The flag of the Seychelles Special Olympics has a red field, bordered in white, defaced with the Special Olympics logo and the name of the local organisation in white.
Paul Bassinson, 21 Apr 2021