Ethiopia participates in the first Pan-African Special Olympics


Ethiopians earned a total of 7 medals, including two gold, during the first Pan-African Special Olympics held from January 23 to 30 in Cairo, Egypt.
Ethiopia earned two gold, one silver and four bronze medals in the competition.
The Special Olympics consists of individuals with Intellectual Disabilities which is held for the first time and representatives from Ethiopia participated. The Ethiopian National Association of Peoples with Intellectual Disability has sent the team from its members and it was led by two assistants and 4 competitors.
The team has returned to the country on February 1 and a welcoming and awarding ceremony was held on February 2 at the premises of the Association in Addis Ababa. On the ceremony Deborah Foundation has awarded 50 thousands birr to Gold medalist, 40 thousands to Silver medalist, 30 thousands to Bronze medalist and 20 thousands to the team members.
The Ethiopian Olympic Committee has also granted awards in money to the medalists and team members.