Special Olympics Shanghai Statistics

The Special Olympics in Shanghai are well on their way now and the first medal has been won on the marathon.

Some Special Olympics Stats:

  • Number of sports - 25 (see which ones here)
  • Number of participating athletes - 7,500
  • Seating capacity of Shanghai Stadium - 80,000
  • Founding year of the Special Olympics - 1985 (see more for the history here
  • Percentage of the world’s people with intellectual disabilities - 1.4
  • Percentage of people with intellectual disabilities that are Special Olympics athletes

The Special Olympics run until the 11th of October so if you are in Shanghai you’ll still have a chance to cheer the athletes.
See here for the schedule.

By that time I guess the taxi drivers will change their orange shirts back into their suits.

Source stats: September 21,2007 issue SH Mag

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