Special Olympics International granted official recognition to Palau effective on August 2018 and continuing to August 2019 to join the International family of Special Olympics.
With this recognition, Special Olympics Palau is granted the right to establish an accredited Special Olympics Program in Palau.
It also emphasizes shared commitment in creating an athlete-centered movement, while improving opportunities for athletes and ensuring consistency of services for athletes and families worldwide. This right also includes a license to use the Special Olympics name and logo for the limited purpose of informing others that the Committee is organizing Special Olympics Palau, to conduct Special Olympics training programs and competitions according to the Special Olympics Sports Rules.
The mission of Palau Special Olympics, PSO is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Currently, there are three local athletes training which includes Trang Kabino, Waylon Ulengchong, and Ngirabad Malsol that are preparing for Special Olympics World Games in March 2019.
They will be participating in Athletics Event in the 100-meter sprint and field events of long jump and shot put. (PR)