SO Unified Pair Nikos and Stellios: Football made us best friends

SO Unified Pair Nikos and Stellios: Football made us best friends

Our names are Stellios Diakatos (Special Olympics athlete) and Nikos Mpafaloukos (secondary school student) and we are from Greece. We are teammates in a Special Olympics Unified football Team since 2019, we train and compete together and we have created a strong friendship through sports.

  • Through our favorite sport we have learned how to respect each other, support and promote inclusion. Today, we raise our white card to show that in sports all people are equal and that through our differences we can teach others to be strong and acceptant.

  • Greece
Olga Dasoura: Everything is possible through sports

Olga Dasoura: Everything is possible through sports

When still a child the Special Olympics family embraced me and today I am an athlete, a World Champion. My achievements helped my community accept me. Through sports I felt loved, confident, independent and capable of many things. Today I raise my white card for inclusion and equity through sports.

  • I am Olga, a Special Olympics athlete from Greece and today I share my story to inspire other people with Down syndrome to do sports and to explore their talents #Whitecard.

  • Greece