Taking athletes through a personal journey to make them the best that they can be is what inspires and motivates Head of Delegation for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Max Brooking.
“I have been involved in many sports as a competitor and have coached athletics and basketball with Special Olympics for 28 years.
“I always aim to get athletes involved, mixing and trying. Then, when they are keen, extending them and making them confident and wanting more, then improving them to the point that they are the best they can be.”
Special Olympics stands apart from most other global sports – coaches and managers are all volunteers, the athletes are amateur, there are no barriers between the competing nations at the Games even when they might be fighting each other on a battlefield somewhere. Somehow Special Olympics is far more important than all that. I love that New Zealand, sends a well-prepared team to the Games and we stand proud among all the nations there.
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