Criteria for participation in World Summer and international competitions in Europe

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General information:

  • The rates (number of participants and sport-male / female / trainers / HOD and level) are from Special Olympics International (SOI) – Special Olympics Europe (SOEE) or from the national Special Olympics Program (SONP) defined and to Special Olympics Austria ( SOÖ awarded).
  • This allocation criteria depend on various factors (eg, accreditation status, program level, and especially as regionally, nationally, in events / sports / competitions etc. are offered).
  • The allocated quota can not be amended by Special Olympics Austria. Because of the quotas allocated to participate, therefore only a limited number of SOÖ athletes / trainers of world / European and domestic games.

General criteria:

  • Apart from the sporting criteria for decision the following factors are involved: General identification with the philosophy and rules of Special Olympics.
  • General importance of exercise, sports and games in the institutions, associations etc.
  • General willingness to plan for the exact training plan to prepare and make.
  • General willingness to train with people with higher support needs.
  • General willingness to integrate sport (Unified) to promote and exercise.

To be nominated by Special Olympics Austria and athletes for international events, the following criteria must be met:

  • Participation in National SOÖ games (every 4 years – summer and winter) in the sport.
  • This criterion applies only to SOI and SOEE games, not to participate in SONP games.
  • The athletes must have trained their particular sport demonstrably * 2 years, zBTrainingsliste ** Regular weekly training to perform in the sport. Participation in regional or national events is mandatory. Condition – if they are offered. (1)
(1) If no national games held, regional events and will be advertised not in all sports / offered, skill games and training camps conducted by SOÖ to meet the criteria or that the athletes / coaches to qualify for SOI / SOEE Play is made possible. The SOÖ sports director’s mission is to organize it in cooperation with all BLK / TD / or carry out.

Exclusion rule for team sports:

As it was in the team sports often leads to failure of the athletes, may, in exceptional cases, for the team sports, football, handball, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey with the approval of Special Olympics athletes are nominated Austria do not meet all criteria. The team must meet but up to 60% of the criteria. In the special and exceptional cases, the SOÖ National Director and the Director of Sport SOÖ decide together.

Criteria for participation in World Summer and Winter World Games:

The allocated quota is distributed by SOÖ as follows:

  1. SOI games (World Winter and Summer Games – every 4 years).
  2. SOEE games (European Games are held usually every 4 to 6 years)

In the BLK Conference (conference coordinator states) the allocated quota will be allocated to the coordinators for each state based on the following criteria.

The BLK distributed the allocated quota for the state (number of athletes / sports / trainers) in an information session where all interested organizations / associations and individuals are invited.
Participation / nomination / allocation of quotas in the states for SOI games ultimately determines the BLK transparent objective criteria that take into account all the performance levels of athletes.

There is no right!

The following guidelines apply for summer sports:

Swimming – Athletics – Football – Tennis – Bowls – Table Tennis – Cycling – Roller Skating
The quotas are allocated primarily to those states that at the last World Summer or World Winter Games in the sport, had no quotas.
The athlete shall not have the last World Summer Games, took part in these sports.

  1. If the athlete at the last World Summer Games sports participated in the above, he shall not participate in these sports, but may participate in the sports listed below.
  2. The athlete must be the last Austrian Summer Games, took part in the sport. Participation in at least one national event in the Special Olympics letzten12 months is required.
  3. The athlete has demonstrated the particular sport regularly ** * 2 years training and exercise.

Special guidelines are applicable for the following sports:

Basketball – Bowling – Golf – Gymnastics – Softball – Volleyball – Badminton – Golf – Powerlifting – Handball – Sailing
In above-mentioned sports in Austria there are fewer athletes, other than in sports. Special Olympics Austria wants to punish the athletes who have trained diligently in the sport for years not for it.

 

  • The athlete must have participated in the last Austrian Summer Games in the same sport, or in the space nominees when there are no national games or regional events and are not performed in all sports to meet the criteria or that the athletes qualifying is possible for the World Games.
  • Participation in at least one national Special Olympics event in the last 12 months is mandatory. The athlete has demonstrated the particular sport regularly ** * 2 years training and exercise.

It is provided by Special Olympics Austria, the trainer, the trainer for the World Summer Games with the athletes, the athlete, the last 2 years has trained regularly and participated in regional and national events.

If the trainers can not identify with the rules and philosophy of Special Olympics Austria, it is Special Olympics Austria free to withdraw the nomination.

Criteria for participation in SONP Play:

The following criteria:

 

  1. Participation in at least one regional Special Olympics event in the last 12 months is mandatory – if they are offered. The athlete has demonstrated the particular sport regularly ** * 2 years training and exercise.
  2. The allocated quota (by invitation) will be offered to all BL-coordinators by circular letter of SOÖ office. The BLK their interest in the office Schladming, that there is more to the sports director, who ultimately forgives the allocated quota and order as of the HOD.
  3. Participation / nomination / allocation of quotas in the provinces of players SONP ultimately determines the BLK transparent objective criteria that take into account all the performance levels of athletes.

There is no right! SOI = Games Weltwinter-/Weltsommerspiele; SOEE European games = games; SONP Games – national games with international participation
* For a recognized training need a training list / attendance list be out ** Regular = at least 1x per week

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