Story: Disabled sport

Jenny Metcalfe

Jenny Metcalfe

Rhythmic gymnast Jenny Metcalfe of Otago competes in the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Invitation Games in Christchurch in December 2005. Athletes who compete in national Special Olympics events may become eligible for international competitions. The Special Olympics World Summer Games are held every four years. The Special Olympics World Winter Games are also held every four years, but on an alternating two-year cycle with the summer games.

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Ian McDonald, 'Disabled sport - Special Olympics and Deaflympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by Ian McDonald, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 2 Aug 2017