SPECIAL OLYMPICS – ROGER JOB

Photographer Roger Job followed basketball player Mathieu Delrez (22) and his team during the Special Olympics European Summer Games 2014.
Mathieu adores playing basketball since his early childhood. With a local team of mentally disabled basketball players, L’Envolée, he found sense and confidence in his life.
The team won the bronze medal.

Special Olympics is a global movement serving more than 4 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 170 countries. The 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games in Antwerp are one of seven regional games worldwide.

The mission of Special Olympics 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.
It has been called the “games of the heart” because it is meant to be more than just a sports event.

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