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					      XIII Special Olympics
World Summer Games ATHENS 2011




    TABLE TENNIS
     Coaches and Officials
      Technical Manual
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Generic Games Information                        7
1.1 Special Olympics Mission and Goal                       7
1.2 Contact Details                                         8
1. Public Safety and Security                              9
1.4 Medical Support & Services                             11
1.5 Clinics, Exhibitions and Demonstrations                16
1.6 Opening and Closing Ceremonies                         20
1.7 Useful information                                     24
1.8 Communication for Severe Weather                       25
1.9 Other useful information                               25

Chapter 2: Generic Sport Information                       27
2.1 Participation Statistics per Region                    27
2.2 Participation Statistics per Sport & Region            27
2. Honest Effort Rule                                     28
2.4 Divisioning                                            29
2.5 Divisioning in Special Olympics Sports                 29
2.6 Protest and Appeal Procedures                          0
2.7 Health and Safety                                      2
2.8 Check-In and Registration at Competition Venues        2
2.9 The Sports Information Desk (SID)                      2
2.10 Results and Awards                                    
2.11 Refusal to Compete – Special Olympics International   5

Chapter 3: Table Tennis                                    37
.1 Participation Statistics per Region                    7
.2 Competition Management Team                            7
. Competition Schedule                                   8
.4 Venue Description                                      9
.5 Venue Design                                           9
.6 Events offered                                         40
.7 Divisioning                                            40
.8 Unity Sport Events                                     41
.9 Competition Regulations                                41
.10 Training & Warm up Information                        42
.11 Competition Staging                                   42


                                              
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Chapter 4: Information for Coaches                                            43
4.1 Athletes’ Code of Conduct                                                 4
4.2 Coaches’ Code of Conduct                                                  44
4. Coaches’ Responsibilities                                                 46
4.4 Credentials and Venue Zoning                                              46
4.5 Accommodation                                                             47
4.6 Food Services                                                             48
4.7 Transportation Schedule                                                   48
4.8 Opening and Closing Ceremonies Procedures                                 49
4.9 Uniforms                                                                  49
4.10 Head Coaches Meeting                                                     50
4.11 Important Issues                                                         50

Chapter 5: Information for Officials                                          51
5.1 Overview                                                                  51
5.2 Officials’ Code of Conduct                                                5
5. Credentials and Venue Zoning                                              5
5.4 Officials’ Uniforms                                                       54
5.5 Credentials’ Distribution                                                 55
5.6 Transportation                                                            55
5.7 Medical Services                                                          56
5.8 Accommodation                                                             56
5.9 Per Diem                                                                  57
5.10 Officials’ Lounge                                                        57
5.11 Officials’ Recognition Reception                                         57
5.12 Invitation to the General Rehearsal of Opening Ceremony                  57
5.1 Opening and Closing Ceremonies Procedures                                58
5.14 Table Tennis Officials                                                   58
5.15 Officials Meeting                                                        60

APPENDICES                                                                    61

Note: The GOC has made determined efforts to ensure that all information contained
in this Technical Manual is accurate and up-to date when published, in June 2011.




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Dear friends,

It is an honor to welcome you to the Special Olympics Summer Games, ATHENS 2011.
From June 25 to July 4, more than 7,000 athletes from 180 nations will compete in 22
Olympic – type sports in Athens, a city where history and culture coexist harmoniously
with contemporary infrastructure.

The Organizing Committee for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, ATHENS
2011 is dedicated to achieving flawless technical excellence and illuminating all the
qualities which are integral to the Games.

We would never be able to achieve this goal, without your dedication and
professionalism. The Organizing Committee is grateful to all coaches and officials for
their eagerness and personal effort, so that we all celebrate the most important sport
and cultural event for 2011.

We do hope that this is a valuable manual and that it will provide you with any detailed
technical or generic information, you may need.

As President of the Organizing Committee, I would like to assure you that we honestly
appreciate your commitment and dedication to the Special Olympics movement and
that we always remain at your entire disposal for any assistance you may require.

Join our Wonderful Winning World!




Joanna Despotopoulou
President
Organizing Committee
Special Olympics
World Summer Games
ATHENS 2011




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Chapter 1: Generic Games Information


1.1 Special Olympics Mission and Goal


Mission
The Mission is to provide year – round sports training and athletic competition in a
variety of Olympic – type sports not only for children above the age of eight but,
also for adults with intellectual disabilities. Giving them endless opportunities to
develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and participation
in an environment of sharing gifts, skills and friendship, along with their families, other
Special Olympics athletes and the rest of the community.

Special Olympics Vision
The Special Olympics movement will transform communities by inspiring people
throughout the world to open their minds, accept and include people with intellectual
disabilities and thereby celebrate the similarities common to all people.




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1.2 Contact Details


Special Olympics, Inc.
1133 19thStreet, N. W.
Washington, DC 20036-3604 USA
Telephone: +202 628-3630
Fax: + 202 824-0200
Website: www.specialolympics.org

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Hellas
395 Mesogeion Avenue
Agia Paraskevi 153 43
Telephone: +30-210-6068955-6
Fax: +30-210-6068846
Website: www.specialolympicshellas.gr

Organizing Committee Special Olympics
World Summer Games ATHENS 2011
Ktirio Ipasias, Goudi Park
P.O. Box 2011, 115 10
Athens, Greece
Telephone: +30 211 2011000
Fax: +30 211 2011111
Website: www.athens2011.org




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1. Public Safety and Security


The goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for the 2011 Special Olympics
World Summer Games. Extensive emergency response plans are in place for the
Games period. Each venue has its own specific plan which is coordinated by the
Venue Commander at each site, and will be communicated as needed in cooperation
with the Venue Manager.

Security
Each venue has specific access zones. Uniformed law enforcement officers will be
on duty.

Zone Access
Dedicated staff will be stationed to check access credentials to all areas. It is important
that all participants have their credentials on them at all times.

Safety
Coaches and Heads of Delegation are responsible for knowing the exact location
of their Delegation members at any time. If someone is missing, contact the law
enforcement officer or someone from Venue staff immediately. Report all suspicious
activity to the law enforcement officer.

Transportation safety
Traffic policemen will patrol and inspect the designated routes, and at the same time
manage the traffic flow when necessary, in order to ensure the safety of the Games
Transportation Plan. Before the Games, the transportation services contractors will be
urged to conduct safety inspection of their fleet, in order to ensure that all vehicles will
be in good condition during Games-time and that all drivers will drive safely.




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Important notices
The HODs, the team leaders, and all coaches of each Delegation should ensure that
all Delegation members do not violate any kind of law and regulation during their stay
in Greece. Furthermore, they should ensure at all times that:
• All personal belongings are kept in secure places and they are not left unattended
  in public areas.
• Athletes are always under supervision when using the swimming pools and/or going
  swimming to the beach of their accommodation site during Games-time and the Host
  Town Program.
• All incidents of lost credentials are reported immediately to the Games Organizing
  Committee (GOC).
• All Delegation members should be seated when using exclusive shuttles.

Emergency Contacts
In case of an emergency you should contact any sport staff on site.
An emergency phone number will be displayed on all Athens 2011 Special Olympic
World Games credential passes.




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1.4 Medical Support & Services


Medical Services
The Medical Services department will provide professional health care and public
health aid related services to all Delegation Members, Officials, staff, volunteers,
spectators and to any other credentialed attendant of the SOWSG ATHENS 2011.
All medical incidents will be managed through the Medical Services system.

Several medical response teams will be on duty during competition and non-
competition events. Medical resources will be available during the entire stay of
Delegations. Your safety is our primary concern. Please feel free to raise any question
to our medical staff.

You may refer to the medical team of your venue for any medical issue. If this is not
possible, you may call the Medical Operations Center (MedOC), which is responsible
for managing all medical incidents on a 24-hour basis and will liaise with the
ATHENS 2011 Main Operation Center. The direct telephone number of MedOC
for emergency medical situations when you are in a place without medical staff is
+0 211 2011 888.

Key medical staff may be identified by the red colored sleeves of the ATHENS 2011
staff uniform.

Medical Services System
Medical services will be provided to the best interest of the individual and are based
on an effective and feasible three-tier care system. This system consists of:
1st Level on-site medical care,
2nd Level care at the venues’ Medical Centers and
rd Level health care at designated Medical Centers and Hospitals.

The First Aid and Medical Center of the Athens International Airport will provide health
services during arrival and departure of Delegations. In addition, a dedicated Medical
Center will be operating at the Delegations’ Welcome Center.

During the Host Town Program, health services will be provided by the Local Health
Care Authorities (Medical Centers and Hospitals). The ATHENS 2011 MedOC will
be accordingly notified for any medical incident and will help coordinate major
medical cases.

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Medical Centers will operate 60 minutes before the arrival of the Delegations and 60
minutes after their departure at all Sport venues.

There will be medical staff on duty at all competition venues. First Aid Staff will be
standing near the field of play in order to provide immediate assessment and assistance.
The venue’s medical area will be adequately staffed during all competition hours.
Medical Centers will also operate at the accommodation sites on a 24-hour basis.
Specific designated hospitals have been identified based on the location of
accommodation sites, Sport and Non-sport venues, as well as the scheduling of all
sport events. During Games time, these hospitals will operate on a 24-hour basis and
they will provide medical services free of charge.

Medical Records
A copy of each Delegate’s medical record should be kept by the coaches and Head of
Delegations. This will help the medical team provide appropriate and timely care.
The records should include at least:
• Delegation and Coach Registration
• Athlete’s Medical information (Forms C1, C2)
• Athlete’s Release (Form C3)

Medications
It is expected that each Delegate has sufficient supply of his/her medications for his/
her entire stay. It is also recommended to bring along extra medication of 2-3 days,
in case of unforeseen delays or incidents. It would be helpful if each Delegate had a
medication list in English along with him/her.
This medication list should include:
• Chemical name of medication
• Dosage and route (injection, oral)
• Administration time
• Reason for medication
Adjust the times of your medication to the time zone changes. The Delegate’s
medication routine should remain the same. Whether they take their medication on
their own or have a parent, guardian or other person assisting them, the goal is to
keep the same routine.

If assistance is needed, please contact the medical team of your venue.

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Eyeglasses
Delegates are encouraged to bring a second pair of eyeglasses in case of breakage
or loss. A copy of the prescription is also recommended.

Dentures
Dentures should be kept in boxes with the owner’s information.

Important Notices
• Athletes’ last medical assessment / examination should have been carried out within
  the past twelve months before the Games.
• The GOC's Medical Services Department accepts no responsibility for medical care
  rendered by individuals who are not appointed by the medical committee, nor does
  it authorize any individual or group to render advance care on behalf of the medical
  committee. Delegation members who are accompanied by licensed professionals,
  such as medical doctors or registered nurses, may receive first aid and their usual
  medication from thesepeople. Any care beyond this level can only be provided by
  a professional licensed by the Hellenic Republic.

Down syndrome atlanto-axial instability x-rays
Medical Services cannot provide x-rays or further examinations to athletes with Down
Syndrome that have Atlanto - Axial instability if they have not taken a full radiological
examination before arrival.

Routine Vaccinations
Routine vaccinations for athletes, partners and all members of the Delegations of
the SOWSG ATHENS 2011 should be up-to-date. Most countries have National
Immunizations Schedules that outline the recommended vaccines for children and
adults. This may serve as guide for all Delegations and participants.

Routine vaccines, as they are often called, such as for influenza, chickenpox (or
varicella), polio, measles / mumps / rubella (MMR), and diphtheria / pertussis /
tetanus (DPT) are given at all stages of life.

Due to ongoing measles and pertussis outbreaks in many countries, the GOC strongly
recommends the following:
1) A current tetanus shot is very important. Up-to-date tetanus status is defined as
   having received a Td (tetanus-diphtheria) vaccine within the last ten years. It is also

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  important to note that current recommendations stress the importance young adults
  receiving at least one booster vaccine with a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap)
  vaccine.
2) A completed series of vaccinations for poliomyelitis (polio) which means receiving
   4 or 5 doses of the polio vaccine, according to the National Immunization
   Schedules.
3) It is important that all participants are protected against measles. Make sure that
   you have evidence of measles immunity through one of the following ways:
   i. evidence of measles vaccination (usually measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine-
      2 doses), OR
   ii. laboratory evidence of immunity or confirmation of disease, OR
   iii. birth certificate before January 1st, 1957, as evidence of acquired infection.

   If you are not protected against measles through one of these ways, the ATHENS
   2011 GOC recommends that you get vaccine for MMR before travelling to
   Athens.

Coaches should ensure the following:
• All athletes are vigilant about taking any required medications, the schedule of which
  should be properly adjusted to new time zone.
• All athletes eat sufficient amounts of nutritious foods.
• All coaches and athletes are properly hydrated.
• All Delegation members use appropriate sunscreen.
• All coaches carry with them a hard copy of all athletes’ medical forms.
• Coaches must have the following forms in their possession at all times for each
  Delegation member (especially for those who refuse certain medical treatments for
  religious or other reasons and those with a history of serious medical problems):
  - A copy of Delegation Registration Form C1 and Coach Registration Form B.
  - A copy of the Athlete Medical Information Form C2 dully signed.
  - A copy of the Athlete Release Form C3 dully signed.

In case of an emergency:
If access to medical staff is not possible, call MedOC on +0 211 2011 888.
In case of emergency, you may dial 166 which is the National Center of Emergency
Care.




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The Healthy Athletes Program
From June 26 to July 4, 2011, free health screenings will be conducted in a welcoming
and joyful environment at the HELEXPO PALACE in Maroussi. Numerous medical
professionals and students will receive professional and strict Special Olympics training
for this initiative. Consequently, more medical professionals will come to understand
the health needs and abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
and learn how to provide appropriate care in the future.

The Healthy Athletes Program of the SOWSG ATHENS 2011 embraces six different
disciplines:
1. Optometry (Opening Eyes®)
2. Dentistry (Special Smiles®)
3. Audiology (Healthy Hearing)
4. Physiotherapy (FUN Fitness)
5. Health Promotion
6. Podiatry (Fit Feet).

To improve access of athletes to the Healthy Athletes Program venue, a scheduling or
appointments’ system per group of athletes will be introduced. The GOC encourage
athletes and coaches to take part in the program which will be a pleasant and
enjoyable screening, and at the same time an educational approach for all. The health
screenings will assist athletes to achieve the maximum in their sport.

The Operating Hours per day as well as the scheduling system will be announced at
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1.5 Clinics, Exhibitions and Demonstrations


The activities listed below will provide athletes, coaches and spectators the opportunity
to participate in educational events and will stimulate interest in new sports. Detailed
schedules, description of each activity, and the roster of those to participate in the
clinics, exhibitions or demonstrations will be drafted and distributed during the head
coaches meeting.

Motor Activities Training Program (MATP)
In cooperation with Special Olympics Hellas, the GOC – ATHENS 2011, will
organize a MATP Challenge Day! On July 3rd, 50 Special Olympics Hellas Athletes
from Special Schools of Attica, accompanied by their coaches/escorts, will participate
in a one day Motor Activities Challenge Day, to be staged in the Hellinikon Olympic
Complex. They (athletes / coaches) will rotate through the 5 different stations (each
station including 3-5 exercises according the ability level) and show to the audience
what a MATP athlete can do! Become Fan of Courage!

Young Athletes
In cooperation with Special Olympics Hellas, the GOC – ATHENS 2011, will organize
a Young Athletes Fun Day! On July 2nd, 30 Young Athletes, aged between 2-8, from the
Special Olympics Hellas training program and accompanied by one family member,
will participate in an one-day Young Athletes Fun Day, in the Hellinikon Olympic
Complex. They (athlete /escort) will also rotate between the 5 different stations (each
station including 3-4 exercises) and give us a good lesson of what Young Athletes are
able to achieve! Become a Fan of Fun!

Unity Sports Events (USE) / USE Demonstration
The Organizing Committee ATHENS 2011 Special Olympics World Summer
Games, in collaboration with Special Olympics International (SOI), will proceed to
the incorporation of a totally new program in the Special Olympics World Summer
Games. This program, under the title Unity Sports Events (USE), consists of a series of
individual non-official competition activities. The USE program will offer the opportunity
to internationally well-known sports figures, entertainment celebrities and other fans to
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The USE program also includes USE Demonstration activities which are open to the
public such as exhibition events and demonstration matches between famous athletes.
These events will be incorporated in most of the official competitions as exhibition
events and help create a relationship of respect, acceptance and camaraderie among
all participants. The USE program and the USE Demonstration are open to the public
and will follow the hereunder schedule:

 Date / Time             Sport                    Sport Venue
 26 June / 15.00-16.00   Cycling                  Hellinikon Olympic Softball Venue
 26 June / 13.00-14.00   Tennis                   OAKA Olympic Tennis Center
 28 June / 13.00-13.30   Badminton                Hellinikon Fencing Hall 1
 28 June / 14.00-17.00   Golf                     Glyfada Golf Course
 28 June / 15.30-16.00   Roller Skating           Peace & Friendship Stadium (Main Hall)
                         Football Fun Park        Hellinikon Common Domain (next to
 28 June / 10.00-14.00   (USE Demo)               Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Venue)
 28 June / 11.30-12.30   Tennis/USE Demo          OAKA Olympic Tennis Center
 29 June / 14.00-14.30   Aquatics/USE Demo        OAKA Olympic Aquatic Center
                         Football Fun Park        Hellinikon Common Domain (next to
 29 June / 10.00-14.00   (USE Demo)               Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Venue)
                                                  Schinias Olympic Rowing & Canoeing
 29 June / 12.00-13.00   Kayaking/USE Demo        Centre
                                                  Peace & Friendship Stadium (Beach
 30 June / 17.00-17.30   Beach Volleyball         Volleyball Venue)
 30 June / 14.00-17.00   Golf                     Glyfada Golf Course
                         Football Fun Park        Hellinikon Common Domain (next to
 30 June / 10.00-14.00   (USE Demo)               Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Venue)
                         Football Fun Park        Hellinikon Common Domain (next to
 1 July / 10.00-14.00    (USE Demo)               Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Venue)
 1 July / 13.00-16.00    Sailing                  Sailing Academy Schinias
                         Kayaking (Dragon Boat    Schinias Olympic Rowing & Canoeing
 1 July / 12.00-13.00    Races)                   Centre
                                                  Peace & Friendship Stadium (Sport
 1 July / 13.00-14.00    Table Tennis             Training Halls 2)
 1 July / 15.00-15.30    Handball                 Hellinikon Fencing Hall 2
                                                  Peace & Friendship Stadium (Sport
 2 July / 13.00-14.00    Table Tennis             Training Halls 2)
                         Football Fun Park        Hellinikon Common Domain (next to
 2 July / 10.00-14.00    (USE Demo)               Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Venue)
                                                  Schinias Olympic Rowing & Canoeing
 2 July / 12.00-13.00    Kayaking                 Centre
 2 July / 12.00          Athletics (4x100m)       OAKA Olympic Stadium
 2 July / 16.30-17.30    Volleyball               OAKA Olympic Stadium - Kasimatis Hall
 2 July / 12.30-13.30    Softball                 Hellinikon Olympic Softball Venue
 3 July / 13.00-14.00    Bowling                  Blanos Sports Park –Spata
 3 July / 13.30-14.00    Cycling/USE Demo         Hellinikon Olympic Softball Venue


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 Date / Time                   Sport                     Sport Venue
 3 July / 12.00-13.00          Tennis/USE Demo           OAKA Olympic Tennis Center
 3 July / 17.00-18.00          Gymnastics/USE Demo       Hellinikon Olympic Indoor Hall
                                                         Peace & Friendship Stadium (Sport
 3 July / 13.00-14.00          Table Tennis              Training Halls 2)
 3 July / 15.00-15.30          Aquatics                  OAKA Olympic Aquatic Center
 3 July / 8.00-11.00           Half Marathon&10k         Panathenaikon Stadium
 3 July / 15.00-16.30          Basketball                OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall
 3 July / 11.45-12.30          Football (5x5)            Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Venue
                                                         Peace & Friendship Stadium (Sport
 3 July / 17.30-18.30          Bocce                     Training Halls 1)
                               Gymnastics
 4 July /9.30-12.00                                      Hellinikon Olympic Indoor Hall
                               (USE Demo)


Achieving Personal Best (APB)
Achieving Personal Best (APB) activities have been added to the daily schedule as a
way to provide Special Olympics athletes and coaches new opportunities to develop
their sport abilities and acquire new skills. The APB activities will also initiate seminars
conducted by renowned coaches for Special Olympics coaches and will introduce
newly designed recognition programs for athletes and coaches. The APB activities are
not open to the public.
Please note that the above schedules are subject to change.

 Date / Time                   Sport                     Sport Venue
 27 June / 13.00-14.00         Aquatics                  OAKA Olympic Aquatic Center
                                                         The American College of Greece - DEREE
 27 June / 09.00-13.00         Judo                      Gym
                                                         Schinias Olympic Rowing & Canoeing
 28 June/ 12.30-14.00          Kayaking                  Centre
 2 July / 17.15-18.45          Sailing                   Sailing Academy Schinias


Football Fun Park
A special Unity Sport Event (USE) activity, sponsored by the ‘UEFA We Care’
program, will be held in the Hellinikon Olympic Complex, next to the Olympic Hockey
Venue (Football 5 aside). The Football Fun Park will be open daily from June 28 to
July 2, between 10.00 and 14.00 and teams, sport fans, and celebrities will have
the opportunity to meet experience football coaches and take part in football fun &
learning activities.




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Open Water Swimming
The Open Water Swimming demonstration event will take place on July 1, 2011. Thirty
seven (37) swimmers will compete in a 1.5 km race at the Schinias Sailing Academy.
Divisioning will be performed during the 800m freestyle event at the Olympic Aquatic
Center on June 26th.

Pool Open Water demonstration
A Pool Open Water demonstration will also take place during Aquatics with the
participation of distinguished open water swimmers from the Hellenic Swimming
Federation. The Pool Open Water demonstration will take place on June 29, 2011 at
the beginning of the afternoon session (14.00-14.30).

Beach Volleyball
Βeach volleyball will be held for the first time during the Athens 2011 World Summer
Games (SOWSG) Competition Schedule, as an exhibition event.
The competition will be held in the Hellenic Volleyball Federation Beach Volleyball
training Centre, at the Peace & Friendship Complex, situated at the Faliron coast
zone.
The Beach Volleyball competition will take place on Thursday, June 30, with athletes
already participating in the indoor volleyball competition of the Athens 2011 Summer
Games.
During the Athens 2011 Games, Beach Volleyball will be an one-day exhibition event
played in a Unified Sport format for both Men and Women, by teams consisted of a
minimum of four (4) athletes (three (3) Special Olympics athletes and one (1) unified
partner), plus up to two (2) substitutes.
Similar rules to indoor volleyball will be applied in order to avoid any confusion for
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1.6 Opening and Closing Ceremonies


The Ceremonies Department will foresee the staging of two events that lend the Games
the appropriate feeling of celebration, recognition and communication; the Opening
Ceremony and the Closing Ceremony.

More than 7,000 athletes from nearly 180 countries will parade into the Kallimarmaron
Panathinaikon Stadium on June 25th and on July 4th for the Opening and Closing
Ceremonies, and shout to the whole world:
“Let me win! But if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt”.

The Creative Director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Fokas Evangelinos,
developed the main concept of the Ceremonies together with his creative team
consisting of artists with international repute and extensive professional experience in
the organization of major cultural events, such as the composer Stefanos Korkolis, the
production designer Elias Ledakis, the costume designer Ellie Papageorgakopoulou,
the lighting designer Manfred “Ollie” Olma, and the script-writer Theodore
Grigoriadis. Furthermore, production consultants for the Ceremonies are Simon
Graveling and Andrew Walsh, whose vast experience includes memorable events
such as the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.

Venue
The Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 will
be held in the Kallimarmaron Panathinaikon Stadium, in Athens. This breathtakingly
beautiful marble stadium was built during the classical period for the Panathenaic
Games in honor of the Goddess Athena. It was remade of marble by the Archon
Lycurgus in 329 BC and enlarged and renovated by Herodes Atticus in 140 AD. The
remnants of the ancient structure were excavated and refurbished, for the revival of
the Olympic Games and hosted the first Modern Olympics in 1896. The capacity
of the Stadium for the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 is
46,000 spectators.

The Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony, a three-hour (3) exciting and entertaining spectacle will
honor the athletes and celebrate the values and traditions of the Special Olympics
World Games. The Opening Ceremony will take place on June 25th and it is planned
to begin at 20.00 hrs (20:00 – 20:30 Pre-Show and from 20:30 Live Broadcast and
the estimated end time of the Ceremony is at 00:00). The concept of the show is based

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on Greek mythology. The Ceremony will be performed by hundreds of volunteer
performers who will co-exist on the stage with volunteer performers with intellectual
disabilities and well-known celebrities from Greece and abroad. In addition, the
following key elements will be incorporated:
• Parade of Athletes
• Speeches
• Creative Segments
• Official Opening of the Games
• Raising of the Special Olympics Flag
• Athletes and Judges Oaths
• Lighting of the Cauldron

Transport to/ from the Opening Ceremony
Delegation members will be brought to the holding area of the Ceremony Venue by
bus, directly from their accommodation sites.
Families are advised to use the public transport means in order to arrive to the city
center (it is about a 10-minute walk from the closest underground station). Due to
the traffic exclusion zone, no buses will be allowed to approach the Kallimarmaron
Panathinaikon Stadium. In addition, it is also recommended that all spectators use the
public transport means in order to arrive to the Stadium.
At the end of the Ceremony, Delegation members will be escorted back to the buses
that will take them to their accommodation sites.

Athletes Holding Area
Delegation members’ holding area will be in Zappeion Megaron and the surrounding
grounds, a large site situated very close to the Panathinaikon Stadium. The athletes will
be seated by Delegation inside and outside Zappeion Megaron in designated areas. If
a Delegation is split according to their accommodation assignment, they will be joined
together before the show at the holding area and will be split by accommodation venue
after the show in the holding area respectively. There will be seating for everyone
and a sufficient amount of toilets. In the holding area outside Zappeion Megaron, the
athletes will be seated under shade. There will be a sufficient amount of chemical toilets
inside the premises as well. All Delegation members will be transferred to the athletes
holding area by bus and from there they will be staged into parade order. In addition,
all athletes will be provided with a lunch box and a bottle of water. Additional bottles
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Parade of Athletes
Delegations will enter the stadium in Greek alphabetical order by Delegation
program.
The following points should be noted:
• No one will be admitted on the parade route without the proper credentials.
• All athletes must wear their team uniform.
• In general, athletes will be permitted to carry cameras and small back-packs.
• National flags, banners and signs are not permitted, except for the official Delegation
  placard supplied by the GOC.
Unavoidably (given the large numbers of accommodation sites and sheer number
of athletes participating) there will be significant waiting time at the holding area
before the parade begins, whilst everyone arrives and is guided to his/her Delegation
program group. Delegations are reminded the importance of having along any regular
medications required by athletes to cover the period until return to the accommodation
sites late that evening.

The Closing Ceremony
The Closing Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS
2011 will be celebrating the accomplishments of the athletes together with officials
and spectators. It will be held on July 4th 2011 starting at 20.30 hrs (20:30 – 21:00
Pre-Show and from 21:00 Live Broadcast) with an estimated end time at 23:00 at the
Kallimarmaron Panathinaikon Stadium. A number of key elements will be incorporated
in the Ceremony, including the following:
• The Official Closing of the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS
  2011.
• Extinguishing the Cauldron.
• The handover of the Special Olympics Flag to the next Organizing Committee.
• Dance for the athletes.

Transport to/from the Closing Ceremony
Delegations will be transported directly by bus from accommodation sites to the
Panathinaikon Stadium. Staging will not be required, although volunteers will be on
hand to direct Delegates to their reserved seating blocks.
At the end of the Closing ceremony, Delegations will be transported directly by bus from
around the grounds of Zappeion to their accommodation sites. No transport service
will be available for Delegations to airports, train stations or ferries directly from the

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Panathinaikon Stadium, regardless of whether they should leave the Ceremony early
or not. Any Delegation that is planning to leave Greece that evening will not be able
to attend the Closing Ceremony. All transport to the airport will be operated from the
accommodation sites only.
At present, athletes’ family members and spectators will be transported in the same
way as for the Opening Ceremony.

Food services
All athletes will be provided with a lunch box and bottles of water.

Ticketing
The distribution and sale of tickets are handled solely through TICKETNET. Spectators
are able to reserve tickets at www.ticketnet.gr or through the call center at the following
telephone number: +0 210 88 40 600.
Ticket sales via internet and over the phone began on Monday, March 14, 2011.
Tickets are distributed to purchasers via courier service.
Tickets may also be purchased from the following sale-centers: the box office of the
Badminton Theater, as well as in all outlet stores of Public, Metropolis and Seven Spot
throughout Greece.
For more detailed information regarding pre-sale locations, telephone sales and
opening times, please visit the following website: www.ticketnet.gr/so2011




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1.7 Useful information


Greek National Tourism Organisation (E.O.T.)
Central Office: 7 Tsoha Str
115 21 Athens, Tel: +30 210 8707000, 210 8708088
Email: info@gnto.gr, website: www.visitgreece.gr

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
Information center: Tel: +30 210 3530445-447, Fax: +30 210 3532334
Email: venizelos@gnto.gr, website: www.aia.gr

Tourist Police
A department of the Greek Police (EL.AS), manned by specially trained men and
women, provides information and assistance to tourists. The Tourist Police Offices are
authorized to settle minor disputes between tourists and tourist businesses. All Tourist
Police Offices speak foreign languages. They all have the “Tourist Police” insignia on
their shoulder.

For any tourist information, you may dial 171 any time and day, from anywhere in the
country.

Athens Tourist Police Station
43-45, Veikou Str, Koukaki
Tel: +30 210 9200724-26-27-29-30-32

Piraeus Tourist Police Station
Akti Xaveriou
Tel: +30 210 4290664-5




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1.8 Communication for Severe Weather




The Hellenic National Meteorology Service (HNMS) will be monitoring weather
forecasts during the Games for all areas with sport venues. This Management team
will be on a 24-hour basis contact with the Games Organizing Committee (GOC)
through various means of communication. In case of severe weather phenomena
forecasted (e.g. extreme heat wave), HNMS will notify the GOC and information will
be appropriately diffused to all Delegations.

The information will also be available on the official HNMS website (www.hnms.gr)


1.9 Other useful information


Websites
• Hellenic National Meteorological Service: www.hnms.gr
• Athens Municipality: www.cityofathens.gr
• Official Tourist Portal of the Municipality of Athens: www.breathtakingathens.com
• Ministry of Culture and Tourism: www.culture.gr

Emergency Services
To contact emergency services dial:
• 100 for Hellenic Police
• 199 for Fire Brigade
• 108 for Coast Guard
• 166 for E.K.A.B. (ambulance service)

Emergency calls can be made free of charge from any phone.




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2.1 Participation Statistics per Region

                       Sum of     Sum of      Sum of   Sum of   Sum of   Sum of   Sum of
      Region           Athlete    Unified      Head    Coach     HOD     A-HOD     total
                                  Partner     Coach
Africa                    325         18         42      59        20        18    482
Asia Pacific              778          1         92     143        22        22   1058
East Asia                 322          7         13      87         4         6    49
Europe Eurasia           3102       203         485     594        61        79   4524
Latin America             601         16        118      67        19        19    840
Mid East -
North Africa              574           20      132     121        23        21    891
North America             705            16      78     138        20        22    979
Grand Total              6407           281     960    1209       169       187   9213


2.2 Participation Statistics per Sport & Region

                      Asia       East     Europe     Latin   Mid East -   North Grand
          Africa
                     Pacific     Asia     Eurasia   America North Africa America Total
AQ          30         60         43        300        92           73      95   69
AT         140        179         48        328       133          113     153 1094
BD           4         31         27         73                     19        6  160
BK          38         81           8       386        47           62      42   664
BC           4         62         31        100        28           38      55   18
BO                     50         16        130        22           16      65   299
CY               3     24           4       119        14           16        8  188
EQ                       2                   79          9          17      17   124
FB           87       101         27        800       109           72      71 1267
GF            6        12         22         63          1                  27   11
GY - AR                13         11        115        20                     8  167
GY - RH                  4         5         49        38                     9  105
HB           10        24                    66        10           35           145
JU            1                    5        118          1            9       2  16
KA                                 6         28                               4    8
PL                      18         8         64        26           46      26   188
RS                      24        26         44        10           15        2  121
SA                       8                   45                             20     7
SO                      13                   27        12                   41     9
TT           10         23        32        150          6          45        7  27
TN                      14                   63        31             9     26   14
VB           10         36        10        158          8            9     37   268

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2. Honest Effort Rule


The GOC will use the best available performance records to ensure that all athletes
are given the opportunity of a fair and challenging competition. These records could
include but are not limited to individual and team assessment scores and / or previous
competition records. Athletes / teams must participate honestly and with maximum
effort in all divisioning, pool play and / or previous competition records. The Head
Coach has ultimate responsibility for the conduct and participation of the team. Head
coaches must encourage and support this honest effort on the part of each athlete and
team or they may face penalties and / or sanctions form the Sport specific Jury.

If competition personnel (Sport Commissioner, Officials, assessment team, Technical
Delegate etc) determine that an athlete or team has not competed with maximum effort,
with the clear intent to gain an unfair advantage, the competition personnel have the
right to sanction that athlete, team or coach.

Sanctions may include:
1. Verbal warning to the Coach
2. Suspension of the Head Coach, support personnel and team from further
   competition
3. Team and Coaches placed on probation
4. Loss of all accumulated points
5. The final ranking of the team may be adjusted for the medal round
6. Disqualification from the Games

It is the responsibility of the coach to submit an improved performance time/
measurement request, if the time/measurement recorded in the divisioning process
does not truly reflect the athlete’s ability.

Updated performances (time/measurement) requests will only be accepted with the
submission of an official update request form, which must be submitted within 30
minutes after the conclusion of the divisioning event.

If the Head Coach feels that his/her team has been placed in a division that is too low
for their team’s abilities, then it is the Head Coach’s responsibility to address the Sports
Management Team and Divisioning Committee and make sure that the issue has been
recorded. Head coaches for team sports, as per Special Olympics General Rules, must
ensure a meaningful competition opportunity for all athletes on roster. For the 2011
Special Olympics World Games, the Head Coaches MUST have every eligible and

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able-bodied athlete on their roster in ALL games / matches. Should an athlete NOT be
able to play, in a game or match, due to injury or sickness, the Head Coach must notify
the opposing coach and the scorekeeper, upon check in at the Sport Information Desk
prior to the start of the game / match. Coaches found to have violated this policy risk
penalties/ sanctions up to and including suspension, disqualification and forfeiture of
game/ match.


2.4 Divisioning


The fundamental difference between Special Olympics competitions and those of other
sports organizations is that athletes of all ability levels are encouraged to participate
and every athlete is recognized for his/her performance. Competitions are structured
so that athletes compete against other athletes of similar ability in equitable divisions.


2.5 Divisioning in Special Olympics Sports


Historically, Special Olympics has suggested that all divisions are formed so that the
variance between the highest and lowest scores within that division does not differ
more than 10%. This 10% variance is not an exclusive rule but should be used as
a guideline, in order to establish equitable divisions, according to the number of
competing athletes.

Responsibilities of the Athletes
As mentioned above, sportsmanship is important in developing a well-rounded athlete.
Athletes are expected to follow the Special Olympics Official Sports Rules and the
Athlete’s Code of Conduct. Athletes who break the rules may be disqualified from
further participation.

Athletes are also expected to put maximum effort when competing. This is the only way
the divisioning process will meet its purpose. Athletes who do not participate honestly
and with maximum effort in all divisioning events and/or the finals, do violate the true
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Responsibilities of the Coach
Coaches are critical in helping competition management team conclude the divisioning
process. Coaches are responsible for ensuring the competition management team has
the most accurate information available to place each individual/team in the most
competitive final division. It is the responsibility of the coach to inform the competition
management team if their athlete/team performed below their average capability
within 30 minutes of the conclusion of divisioning or risk the possibility of their athlete
or team being penalized or disqualified for violation of the Honest Effort rule.
This helps athletes get into the proper division.

How Divisioning is implemented
An athlete’s ability is the primary factor in divisioning Special Olympics competitions.
The ability of an athlete or team is determined by an entry score from a prior competition
or the result of a seeding round or preliminary/divisioning event at the competition
itself. Other factors that are significant in establishing proper divisions are age and
gender.

Ideally, competition is enhanced when each division accommodates 3-8 competitors
or teams of similar ability. In some cases, the number of athletes or teams within a
competition will be insufficient to achieve this goal.


2.6 Protest and Appeal Procedures


Only the Head Coach or a designated coach registered as such (in the absence of the
head coach) can file a protest and must do so abiding by the rules of each sport.
The coach must complete the protest form in order for the Sports Specific Jury to
consider the protest.

The protest must cite each specific violation by stating the specific number noted in the
rulebook and a clear description of why the coach feels that the specific rule has not
been followed.

The protest forms will be available at the Sports Information Desk in each competition
venue.

Once the protest is filed and the protest form is dully filled in, it shall be given to the
Sports Information Desk and the relevant staff will then accordingly notify the Sports

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Specific Jury, asking for a ruling. The exact time that the Sports Information Desk
receives the protest will be noted on the form.

The Sports Specific jury, which consists of the Technical Delegate (s), the Sports
Manager and the Chief of Race and / or Chief of Referee, shall review the protest.
Once the Sports Specific Jury has made its decision, the coach can either accept the
relevant ruling or appeal against this ruling to the World Games Jury of Appeals.

Appeals against the decisions of the Sport Specific Jury are to be submitted within 60
minutes after the relevant decision of the Sport Specific Jury. All decisions made by the
World Games Jury of Appeals are final.

There are three main guidelines for what is considered as a situation of protest:
• Misinterpretation of sports rules
• Failure of the referee or judge to apply the correct rule at a given situation
• Failure to impose the correct penalty at a given violation

Any protest involving the judgment of the referee or judge will not be taken into
consideration – judgment calls are not to be protested or appealed. Divisioning
decisions cannot be protested as well.

Members of the World Games Jury of Appeals
Venisha Bowler, SOI, Senior Manager Sports, Chair
Makis Asimakopoulos, Ph.D., GOC Head of Sports and Venues
Bob Whitehead, SO Wisconsin, SOI, Sports Rules Advisory Committee
Vasilis Kasimatis, SO Hellas, Member of CTAC Competition and Training Advisory
Committee SOEE

Protest and Appeals – Sport Specific Rules
Each sport has specific rules and defines specific timeframes that allow the submission
of a protest, as well as other information related to protests and appeals during
competition. Please see the relevant sport-specific section for such issues.




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2.7 Health and Safety

It is the coaches’ responsibility to ensure that athletes are properly hydrated and have
applied adequate amount of sunscreen.


2.8 Check-In and Registration at Competition Venues


All Delegations must check in on a daily basis at the Sports Information Desk upon
arrival at the competition venue.


2.9 The Sports Information Desk (SID)


The main purpose of the Sport Information Desk (SID) is to provide accurate and
timely information about competition to team officials (registered Head Coaches and
Delegates). The SID is the liaison between the teams, the Technical Delegates and the
Competition Management team.

SIDs will be available in each competition and athlete village/accommodation
sites. They are easily accessible to all team officials/coaches. All SIDs have certain
pigeonholes/trays per Delegation for the proper distribution of information. Team
Officials are encouraged to stop at the SID upon arrival and departure from the
competition and accommodation venues, in order to pick- up all information updates.
The SID will also provide start lists, heat sheets, bulletins, results, competition updates,
technical forms, protest/appeal forms and any other pertinent information.

SID at the Competition Venues
• Start operation on June 24 and close the last day of competition.
• SID will open one hour prior to the arrival of the very first bus with athletes and
  will remain in operation until one hour after the conclusion of the final day’s
  competition.




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SID at the Athletes Villages/Accommodation Venues
• Start operating on June 24 and close on July 5.
• Every day, the SID will open 30 minutes prior to the departure of the first bus
  with athletes and remain in operation until 90 minutes after the arrival of the very
  last bus.
• Updates and new information that concern the teams will be available at the
  village/ accommodation sites’ SIDs and if needed will be distributed in the relevant
  pigeonholes/trays.


2.10 Results and Awards


Results
Results/Reports/Schedules will be available at the Sports Information Desk of
each competition venue. The results/reports/schedules will also be available at
the Delegation Service Desk of the Delegation accommodation sites and posted
on the Athens 2011 official website (www.athens2011.org). Each participating
Delegation will have its own mailbox at the competition venue as well as at its
accommodations sites.

Awards
Athletes or teams must compete in finals in order to receive an award. Following
the final competitions, awards will be presented to athletes within each division,
highlighting their accomplishments. In team competition, awards will be presented at
the conclusion of competition for the entire division. Games medals will be awarded to
the first, second and third place winners, while official ribbons will be awarded to the
fourth and up to eighth place winners.

Athletes who are disqualified, for reasons other than unsportsmanlike conduct or
violation of the sport divisioning requirements, or who do not finish their competition
during finals, shall be presented with a participation ribbon. In case of a tie, the
athletes or teams that have achieved the same result shall receive awards for the same
place. Athletes or teams shall receive the appropriate award according to their final
ranking. For example, if there are two athletes who tie for second place, the athlete
who finished with the next best time after them will receive a fourth place ribbon, as this
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If an athlete / team does not finish an event during assessment and/or divisioning
rounds, and the coach does not submit an updated time/score/ability through the
improved Performance Form within the specified time frames, then that athlete/team is
taken out from that event, will not receive an award of any kind and is not allowed to
compete in the final round of this event.

Athletes/Teams will be escorted by volunteers back to the awards area after the
presentation of awards. Head Coaches/Coaches are responsible to pick up the
athletes/team from the designated area (awards pick up area).

Coaches are not allowed to take part in the Awards Ceremonies, nor will coaches
receive any kind of award, as the main purpose is to highlight the achievement of the
athletes.

Athletes must be dressed either in their competition uniforms or their official Delegation
attire during all Awards Ceremonies. Athletes that do not follow this procedure will not
be allowed to participate in the Awards Ceremony.

Use of national / state flags by Games participants is prohibited during Awards
Ceremonies. Competition equipment is also not allowed on the Awards Podiums.

Delegations who leave the Games prior to any final competition of an athlete or
team will not receive an award for the specific athlete or team, including participation
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2.11 Refusal to Compete – Special Olympics International


Special Olympics must transcend all boundaries of race, gender, religion, national
origin, geography, and political philosophy, and offer sports training and competition
opportunities to all eligible persons with intellectual disabilities, in accordance with
uniformed worldwide standards.

A refusal by an athlete or team to compete or participate in any Special Olympics
Games event based on race, gender, religion, national origin, geography, political
philosophy, or any similar reason violates the principles of Special Olympics and is
unacceptable. An athlete or a team that refuses to compete at any Special Olympics
Games for any such reason shall be ineligible to compete further and will be asked to
leave the Games.

Every Head of Delegation and the Chief Executive of each Program that sends a
Delegation to a World or Regional Games and the Chief Executive of each Games
Organizing Committee shall acknowledge and agree to this policy in writing prior to
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.1 Participation Statistics per Region


                  Sum of    Sum of     Sum of      Sum of       Sum of   Sum of
 Region             TT        TT          TT      TT Head         TT     TT per
                   Male     Female     Athletes   Coaches      Coaches   Region
 Africa               5         5         10                               1
 Asia Pacific       12         11         2         5           5          
 East Asia          15         17         2         1           8          41
 Europe Eurasia     8         67       150         6          1         199
 Latin America        5         1           6                               9
 Middle East -       24        21         45        16          14         75
 North Africa
 North America       4                    7                              10
 Grand Total       148        125        273        67          40        380



.2 Competition Management Team


Head of Sports and Venues: Makis Asimakopoulos
Director of Sports Operations and Services: Dimitris Matalas
Director of Venue Operations: Eva Renti
Sport Manager: Konstantinos Kostopoulos
Assistant Sport Manager: TBA
Administration Coordinator: Lazaros Balafas
Field of Play Supervisor: TBA
Staffing & Sport Information Supervisor: Danae Miliaresi
Athletes & Officials Supervisor: TBA
Sport Presentation Supervisor: Konstantinos Nikiforakis
Awards Ceremonies Supervisor: Evgenia Fitsialou
Sports Staff: TBA
Site Manager: Maria Manidaki
Venue Operations Manager: TBA
Technical Delegate: Ela Majeska
Assistant Technical Delegate: Lua Bee Yueh

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. Competition Schedule


The Table Tennis competition will take place from June 26 to July 3, 2011. The first
four days of competition will be dedicated to divisioning, whereas the rest of the
competition days will consist of finals and awards ceremonies. June 30, 2011 is free
of competition. The duration of the daily competition session is as follows:

Day session: 10.00-18.00 (warm up at 09.00)

                                                                                                        Phase
                                                                                           Male /
                                                                                          Female / Preliminaries//
                                                                                                     Divisioning
                                                Session Start   Finish
Sport Venue                           Date                                      Event
                                                        Time    Time                      Mixed / Competition /
                                                                                           Unified Finals / Awards

                                                                     Singles              Males /
                                     26/6/11      S1     11.00 18.00 Doubles              Females / Divisioning
                                                                     Mixed Doubles        Mixed
                SEF Training Halls




                                                                     Singles              Males /
                                     27/6/11      S1     10.00 18.00 Doubles              Females / Divisioning
                   (12 tables)




                                                                     Mixed Doubles        Mixed
                                                                     Singles              Males /
                                     28/6/11      S1     10.00 18.00 Doubles              Females / Divisioning
                                                                     Mixed Doubles        Mixed
                                                                     Singles              Males /
                                     29/6/11      S1     10.00 18.00 Doubles              Females / Divisioning
                                                                     Mixed Doubles        Mixed
 Table Tennis




                                     0/6/11                              Free Day
                                                                     Singles              Males / Competition /
                                                  S1     10.00 18.00 Doubles              Females / Awards
                                     1/7/11                          Mixed Doubles        Mixed
                                                         1.00 14.00 Unity Sports Event
                SEF Main Hall




                                                                     Singles              Males / Competition /
                 [24 tables]




                                                  S1     10.00 18.00 Doubles              Females / Awards
                                     2/7/11                          Mixed Doubles        Mixed
                                                         1.00 14.00 Unity Sports Event
                                                                     Singles              Males / Competition /
                                                  S1     10.00 18.00 Doubles              Females / Awards
                                     /7/11                          Mixed Doubles        Mixed
                                                         1.00 14.00 Unity Sports Event




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.4 Venue Description




The Table Tennis competition for the World Summer Games Athens 2011 will be held
in the Peace and Friendship Stadium in the district of Faliro.

The competition will be hosted in the Main Arena of the Stadium. The divisioning will
be conducted in the training halls at the ground floor of the Stadium, which will be also
used as a warm up area during competition days.

Field of play (FOP) information
The main arena of the Peace and Friendship Stadium will be used as FOP for Table
Tennis. The total Field of Play area/surface measures 25m wide and 50m long. 24
competition tables will be placed in the FOP.

Training and Warm up
A designated training hall will be available next to the Field of Play, during finals.

Changing Rooms
During the divisioning days, the athletes changing rooms will be located next to the
Divisioning/Warm up Area. Additional changing rooms will be used during finales,
located next to the Athletes’ entrance in the Main Arena.


.5 Venue Design


Please refer to the appendices for the Table Tennis Venue Designs.




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.6 Events offered

1. Men Singles
2. Women Singles
3. Men’s Doubles
4. Women’s Doubles
5. Mixed Doubles

Events List

 Nr.       Sport         Code      Male       Female     Event Full Name/     Event Code
                                                           Description
  1                        TT        X                     Men Singles            MS
  2                        TT                    X        Women Singles           WS
  3     Table Tennis       TT        X                     Men Doubles            MD
  4                        TT                    X        Women Doubles           WD
  5                        TT        X           X        Mixed Doubles           XD



.7 Divisioning


All athletes will be divisioned during the Special Olympics ATHENS 2011 World
Summer Games in order to ensure fair competition. Divisioning will be conducted in
accordance with the Official Special Olympics Sport Rules for Table Tennis (version:
January 2010):
http://media.specialolympics.org/soi/files/sports/sports_rules_2011/Table_
Tennis_11.pdf

Athletes will be divisioned based on gender, age and ability. During the divisioning
process, every possible effort will be made so that no fewer than three and no more
than eight athletes are placed in each division. Divisions for the final events will
formed according to the scores that the athletes will receive during the divisioning
competition. Athletes must compete honestly and with maximum effort in all divisioning
and final competition. Individuals or double pairs identified as not participating to
their full potential with the intent of being placed in a lower division will be disqualified
from competition.




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Age groups
• 8-11; Born between June 25 1999 and June 24 2002
• 12-15; Born between June 25 1995 and June 24 1999
• 16-21; Born between June 25 1989 and June 24 1995
• 22+; Born before June 25 1982

In doubles, the age group is dictated by the aged of the oldest athlete.

The Competition Management Team reserves the right to merge age groups in
accordance with SO divisioning guidelines if needed.

Participation
• Each athlete may enter events of one category.
• Each athlete may enter three events maximum.


.8 Unity Sport Events


Unity Day pairing of Special Olympics athletes with All Star Fan guests will take place
daily from July 01 to July 03 2011, between 13:00-14:00. Each Special Olympic
Athlete will play one (1) game and the first player to reach 11 points will win.
The pairs will include one (1) All Star Fan guest and one (1) Special Olympics
athlete.


.9 Competition Regulations


The Official Special Olympics Summer Sports Rules shall govern all Special Olympics
Table Tennis competitions. Please refer to the Special Olympics website for furthered
details on Table Tennis competition rules Sports Info, Rules and Coaching Guides:
http://www.specialolympics.org/sports.aspx

The competition will be held in the single round robin format or the elimination series
plus additional games format, depending on the total number of athletes entered in the
competition. Preliminary games (during divisioning) shall be decided by best of three
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.10 Training & Warm up Information


The Divisioning Area will also be used as warm up / training area, during competition
days.


.11 Competition Staging


The competition Staging is an area where the athletes need to report approximately
20 minutes prior to their competition event. It is located next to the Field of Play. The
two areas are connected with a ten (10) meters corridor. Outside the competition
staging area, there will be a check -n desk, where the athletes along with their coaches
will have to check-in 30 minutes prior to their event having along their credentials,
rackets and bib numbers. Coaches are not allowed to escort their athletes in the main
competition staging area. Announcements from the central sound system (P.A) will be
made in order to notify all coaches about the staging procedure. Volunteers will make
sure that the athletes wear the required competition attire, and they will accompany
them to the competition area. Athletes who fail to report to the staging area in time will
be disqualified from competition.

Awards
Following finals competition, athletes will be escorted immediately by volunteers to the
awards staging area. An awards staging area will be used as holding area for athletes
prior to their awards ceremony in order to ensure that all athletes are present for their
ceremony. The awards staging area is also located next to the FOP. Coaches and
family members are not allowed to enter the awards staging area. Athletes may not
leave the awards staging area without permission by the Awards Staging Supervisor
and without being accompanied by an assigned volunteer.




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Chapter 4: Information for Coaches


4.1 Athletes’ Code of Conduct


Special Olympics is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all athletes to
honor sports and Special Olympics. All Special Olympics athletes and Unified Sports
partners agree to the following code:

Sportsmanship
• I will practice good sportsmanship.
• I will act in ways that bring respect to me, my coaches, my team and Special
  Olympics.
• I will not use bad language.
• I will not swear or insult other persons.
• I will not fight with other athletes, coaches, volunteers or staff.

Training and Competition
• I will train regularly.
• I will learn and follow the rules of my sport.
• I will listen to my coaches and the officials and ask questions when I do not
  understand.
• I will always try my best during training, divisioning and competition.
• I will not "hold back" in preliminaries, just to get into an easier final division.

Responsibility for My Actions
• I will not make inappropriate or unwanted physical, verbal or sexual advances on
  others.
• I will not drink alcohol, smoke or take illegal drugs while representing Special
  Olympics at training sessions, competition or during Games.
• I will not take drugs for the purpose of improving my performance.
• I will obey all laws and Special Olympics rules.

I understand that if I do not obey this Code of Conduct, my Program or the Games
Organizing Committee may not allow me to participate.



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4.2 Coaches’ Code of Conduct


Special Olympics is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all coaches to
honour sport and Special Olympics. All Special Olympics coaches agree to observe
the following code of conduct:

Respect for Others
• I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of athletes, volunteers, other coaches,
  friends and spectators in Special Olympics.
• I will treat everyone equally despite gender, ethnic origin, religion or ability.
• I will behave as a positive role model for the athletes I coach.

Ensure a Positive Experience
• I will ensure that for each athlete I coach, the time spent with Special Olympics is a
  positive experience.
• I will respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of all athletes.
• I will ensure that each athlete competes in events that challenge his/her potential
  and are appropriate to the athlete’s ability.
• I will be fair, considerate and honest towards all athletes and communicate with
  athletes using simple, clear language.
• I will ensure that accurate scores are provided so that an athlete is entered into any
  event.
• I will instruct each athlete to perform to the best of his/her ability at all preliminaries
  and final competitions, in accordance with the Official Special Olympics Sports
  Rules.

Act Professionally and Take Responsibility for My Actions
• My language, manner, punctuality, preparation and behaviour will prove to be of
  high standards.
• I will display control, respect, dignity and professionalism towards anyone involved
  in sport (athletes, coaches, opponents, officials, administrators, parents, spectators,
  media, etc.).
• I will encourage athletes to show the same qualities.
• I will not drink alcohol, smoke or take illegal drugs while representing Special
  Olympics at training sessions, competition or during Games.
• I will refrain from any form of personal abuse towards athletes and others, including
  inappropriate or unwanted sexual advances on others, verbal, physical and/or
  emotional abuse.

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• I will be alert to any form of abuse from other sources directed toward athletes under
  my care.
• I will abide by the Special Olympics policy on the prohibition of coaches dating
  athletes.

Quality Service to the Athletes
• I will seek continual improvement through performance evaluation and on-going
  coaching education.
• I will be knowledgeable about the Sports Rules and skills of the sport(s) I teach.
• I will provide plan for a regular training program.
• I will keep copies of the medical, training and competition records of each athlete
  I coach.
• I will follow all Special Olympics Sports Rules for my sport(s).

Health and Safety of Athletes
• I will ensure that all equipment and facilities are safe to use.
• I will ensure that the equipment, rules, training and environment are appropriate for
  the age and ability of the athletes.
• I will review each athlete’s medical form and be aware of any limitations on his/her
  participation noted on that form.
• I will encourage athletes to seek medical advice when required.
• I will maintain the same interest and support towards sick and injured athletes.
• I will allow further participation in training and competition only when appropriate.

I understand that if I violate this Code of Conduct I will be subject to a range of
consequences, up to and including being prohibited from coaching in Special
Olympics.




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4. Coaches’ Responsibilities


Coaches participating in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games must
accept and carry out the following responsibilities. Any disregard or violation of these
responsibilities may result in losing his/her coaching privileges:

• Coaches must provide for the general welfare, safety, health, well-being and conduct
  of each athlete under his/her direct supervision.
• Coachers must abide by the clauses and spirit of the rules and be responsible for
  conducting himself/herself in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. Profanity, taunting
  and other forms of poor sportsmanship are immediately expelled from competition.
• Coaches must ensure that their Delegation is present and counted in before boarding
  on any official shuttle.
• Coaches are responsible for ensuring that the competition management team has the
  most accurate information available in order to place each individual athlete/team
  in the most competitive final division, according to his/hers ability.


4.4 Credentials and Venue Zoning


The main purpose of the Credentialing is to provide all participants with credentials
that grant entry to specific venues and/or zones, within the framework of their role and
function. Coaches and Athletes must have their credential passes visible on them at all
times. The credential pass does not only display the appropriate access entitlements
to the competition venues but also displays the rights and privileges regarding other
services (i.e. transportation). Entitlements do not concern tickets to receptions or
ceremonies.

Entitlements for the SOWSG ATHENS 2011 are assigned by the GOC in consultation
with Special Olympics headquarters and for coaches are as follows:

 Coaches Entitlements
 Category: AHc – Ac
 Zone Access: BLUE
 Venue Access: Own Sport and SOV
 Transport: T4 (Bus Services for Athletes) and T5 (Public Transport)
 Knife & Fork: Yes



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Credential Passes will only be issued for the Games participants after all required
information of each participant is received, reviewed for accuracy, entered into the
Games Management System (GMS) and verified. Credential Passes may be re-issued
only in cases of lost, stolen, or incorrect in some way passes and once the identity of
the participant has been confirmed.

In case of missing credentials, please inform the Delegation Assistant Liaison (DAL)
assigned to your Team/Delegation.


4.5 Accommodation


The coaches will be accommodated along with their teams in selected locations of
Attica based on the proximity to their competition venue criterion. As a result, the
teams competing in the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA) will be staying at
the Special Olympics Village (SOV) in Aghios Andreas, and the ones competing in the
Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF) and the Hellinikon Olympic Complex, including
football teams, will be staying in Hotels in the Southern coast of Attica.

In the Special Olympics Village, coaches will mainly reside in ground homes and in a
few occasions in blocks of flats and they will share rooms with other members of their
Delegations.

Linens such as sheets, towels & pillows will be provided by the housekeeping services
of the Special Olympic Village.

Please be aware that there will be no televisions or telephones available within the
Special Olympic Village houses in individual rooms. It is recommended that coaches
use their personal mobile phones for communications throughout their stay in the
Special Olympic Village. Communal areas are spread out all over the Special Olympic
Village, including open air cafes and cinemas offering Wi-Fi hot spots.




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4.6 Food Services


An essential element of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games is to identify
and procure sufficient quantities of food and any related item to serve all Delegates,
participants, eligible volunteers and staff, and offer optimal nutritional support to
healthy individuals competing in the Games. It is the goal of the Food and Beverage
Department (F&B) to provide variety of meals and snacks that meet these nutritional
requirements.

Dining Areas during the Athens 2011 Games
 Venue                              Time                         Meal
 Accommodation Sites
                                      05:45 - 09:30                 Breakfast
                                      13:30 - 16:30                 Lunch
                                      19:00 - 22:00                 Dinner
 Competition Venues - Athletes Lounge
 • Availability of bottled water and refreshments.
 • Between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00 a lunch box will be given to the partners-athletes
   who are not able of returning to the village/hotel for lunch due to sports’ obligations.

Note: On July 5th –departure date - only breakfast and lunch will be provided.


4.7 Transportation Schedule


Dedicated bus lines will connect all accommodation sites with the competitions venues
according to the competition schedule.

Coaches need to emphasize the importance for all Delegation members to arrive
on-time. It is important to ensure that all athletes are at the appropriate meeting
point according to their transportation schedule for their timely arrival at the
competition venue.

For the most updated transportation schedule please visit the Sport Information Desk
closest to you.




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4.8 Opening and Closing Ceremonies Procedures


Please refer to the generic information chapter 1.6 on page 20.


4.9 Uniforms


There will be no advertising / commercial messaging on the uniforms, per General
Rules, Section 4.08 (a).

Commercial Messages on Athlete Uniforms and Competition Numbers
In order to avoid commercial exploitation of persons with intellectual disabilities, no
uniforms, and no bibs or other signs bearing competition numbers, which are worn
by Special Olympics athletes during any competition or during any opening or
closing ceremonies of any Games may be emblazoned with commercial names or
commercial messages. The only commercial markings which may be displayed on
athletes’ uniforms during Games competitions and opening and closing ceremonies
are the normal commercial markings of the manufacturer. For purposes of this Section
4.08 (a), “normal commercial markings” are limited to the following:
(1) On larger clothing items, such as shirts, jackets, pants, jerseys, and sweatshirts,
    one logo or commercial name per clothing item is permissible, if that name or logo
    display does not exceed an area of six square inches or 38.7 square centimeters
    (such as a display measuring 2” x 3” or 5.08 cm x 7.62 cm);
(2) On small clothing items, such as caps, socks, hats, gloves and belts, one logo or
    commercial name per clothing item is permissible, if that name or display does not
    exceed an area of three square inches or 19.35 square centimeters; and
(3) On athletic shoes, no logos or commercial names are permissible except for names
    or logos which are included by the manufacturer on athletic shoes which are sold
    to the general public.

Table Tennis Specifications on Uniforms
Competitors should wear shorts and matching short-sleeved shirts or one-piece, short-
sleeved outfits. The white color is not permitted. In double events, the teammates
should wear the same outfit. Players will have a bib number of cloth or paper on their
backs which will be provided by the GOC.



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Equipment
Rackets should comply with the ITTF rules. Rackets are considered personal equipment
and will not be provided by the Organizing Committee.


4.10 Head Coaches Meeting


TheHead Coaches Meeting, during which detailed information regarding the Table
Tennis competition will be provided, will be held in the Press Conference Room of the
Peace and Friendship Stadium, on June 25, 2011 at 09.30 am -11.00 pm.
Contact person:
Konstantinos Kostopoulos, Sport Manager
+30-211-2011579
k.kostopoulos@athens2011.org


4.11 Important Issues


• Athletes and coaches must have their credential passes with them at all times while in
  venue. The credential passes must also be shown at the staging areas as well.
• The Competition Schedule will be available at the Sport Information Desk.
• All Delegations will have their own tray at the Pigeon Holes in the Sport Information
  Desk, from where they may pick up any related material. Delegation representatives
  or coaches are asked to check with the Sport Information Desk upon arrival and
  departure at the venue.




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Chapter 5: Information for Officials


5.1 Overview


It is highly important to acknowledge the fact that the Officials (OFCs) for the Special
Olympics World Summer Games (SOWSG) Athens 2011 are individuals who
voluntarily dedicate their time and effort to this vital officiating role and therefore the
Games Organizing Committee (GOC) will make every possible effort to provide them
with high quality services, as mentioned below, ensuring that their needs are met to the
maximum, and that they are offered the comfort they need.

Throughout this manual, references will be made to International Officials and
National Officials. The distinction of these two groups of OFCs is necessary for
entitlement purposes leading up to and during the Games. This distinction is not
reflective of certificates achieved, current status or experience within the International
Sport Federation or other governing bodies; but it concerns only the entitlements and
services available, taking into account several aspects, including previous experience
with Special Olympics and global representation.

The International Officials are individuals coming from abroad and are assigned to
by Special Olympics International while the National Officials are individuals from
Greece assigned to by the Games Organizing Committee.
References to International and National Officials’ concern also the International and
National “Special Olympics Officials Program for Athletes” (SOOPA) respectively.

The overall OFCs’ number to participate at the SOWSG 2011 is 107. This number
breaks down into 8 Technical Delegates, 205 International Officials coming from
abroad and 794 National Officials from Greece. This analysis might be slightly
updated due to potential competition schedule changes.




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The numbers of the OFCs per title and per sport until today are mentioned below:


                             Technical     International    National    Total Officials
           Sport             Delegates        Officials     Officials     per Sport

 Aquatics                         2                5          53              60
     Open Water Swimming          1                           (7)              8
 Athletics                        2              14          101             117
 Badminton                        1               8           73              82
 Basketball                       2              25           59              86
 Beach Volleyball                                             12              12
 Bocce                            2              17           61              80
 Bowling                          1               3           16              20
 Cycling                          2               3           12              17
 Equestrian                       2               6           10              18
 Football                         1              19          135             155
 Golf                             1               6             7             14
 Gymnastics Art /Men              1              13           15              29
 Gymnastics Art /Women            1               8           12              21
 Gymnastics Rhythmic              2               7           16              25
 Judo                             1               6           16              23
 Kayaking                         1               4           14              19
 Powerlifting                     2              10           20              32
 Roller Skating                   1               5           11              17
 Sailing                          1               6             4             11
 Softball                         2               6             6             14
 Table Tennis                     2               6           45              53
 Handball                         1               2           16              19
 Tennis                           2               9           55              66
 Volleyball                       2              17           18              37
 Motor Activities Training        1                                             1
 Program (MATP)
 Young Athletes                   1                                            1
             Total               38             205          794           1.037

* 20 International and 10 National SOOPA Officials are included in the
  International and National Officials Column respectively




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5.2 Officials’ Code of Conduct


• I will be thoroughly aware of Special Olympics conception, regulations and sports
  rules. I will perform my duty seriously, fairly, earnestly and accurately.
• I will be righteous, disciplined and impartial and stick to principles.
• I will be vigorous, dress properly, well-groomed and refrain from smoking in the
  competition site and drinking alcohol during the Games.
• I will ensure athletes equal opportunity and enable them to build up physical fitness,
  experience joy and promote friendship through participation of the events.
• I will not discriminate athletes because of their physical disability. I will protect their
  privacy and respect athletes' rights and value.
• I will encourage athletes during their competition, provide safety and be responsible
  for my conduct that conforms to the Games' spirit.
• I will respect coaches, staff, audiences and family members.


5. Credentials and Venue Zoning


The main purpose of the OFCs Credentialing is to provide all participants with
credentials that grant entry to specific venues and/or zones, within the framework of
their role and function.

All OFCs must have their credential pass visible on them at all times. The credential pass
does not only display the appropriate access entitlements to the competition venues but
also the rights and privileges of the holder regarding other services (i.e. transportation)
and therefore it is essential to be carried along at most times. Such entitlements do not
concern tickets to receptions or ceremonies. Entitlements for the SOWSG ATHENS
2011 are assigned by the GOC in consultation with Special Olympics headquarters
and for the OFCs are as follows:

                                     Technical Delegates
 Category               OFC
 Zone Access            BLUE (Athletes’ area and Field of Play)
 Venue Access:          All Competition Venues and All Other Venues
                        Dedicated car with Volunteer Driver,T3 (Bus Services for Sports
 Transport:             Officials), T5 (Public Transport)




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                                 International Officials
 Category              OFC
 Zone Access           BLUE (Athletes’ area and Field of Play)
 Venue Access:         Own Sport Venues
 Transport:            T3 (Bus Services for Sports Officials) & T5 (Public Transport)

                                    National Officials
 Category              OFC
 Zone Access           BLUE (Athletes’ area and Field of Play)
 Venue Access:         Own Sport Venues
 Transport:            T5 (Public Transport)



5.4 Officials’ Uniforms


All OFCs shall receive a World Games apparel package including two high quality
polo shirts (sleeves in purple color) appropriate for the sport competition, one pair of
blue trousers, one anorak, one cap, and one belt bag.




For sports with color limitations and restrictions, appropriate uniform will be
provided. The apparel/uniform shall be worn while performing specific duties during
competitions.

For sports that the relevant International Federation requires that the OFCs wear a
specific uniform, the Games Organizing Committee will still provide them the GOC
apparel package accordingly.

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5.5 Credentials’ Distribution


             Title                               Credentials Distribution
 Technical Delegates        • By mail to their home addresses abroad
 & Int. Officials
                            • In person from the Uniform Distribution & Accreditation Center
 National Officials           (UDAC) located in the Hellinikon Complex.
                            • For Officials coming from outside of Athens distribution will
                              continue during the Games.

Credential Passes may be re-issued only in cases of lost, stolen, or incorrect in some
way passes and once the identity of the participant has been confirmed.

In case of missing credentials, please inform accordingly the Athletes and Officials
Supervisor assigned to your sport.


5.6 Transportation

Officials are offered a various transportation service as indicated on their credential
passes. All OFCs may freely use the entire public transport network just by showing
their credential pass.

The public transport system consists of a Bus Network and a high-capacity fixed
rail system (Metro, Suburban Rail, and Light Rail) which the Officials may use from
June 23 to July 05, 2011.

      Title          Transportation Entitlements                 Services Offered
                  • Dedicated car with driver (T3)
 Technical        • T3 (Scheduled Bus services           • Transfer from and to the airport
 Delegates          according to competition) *            and the hotel
                  • T5 (Public Transport)                • Transfer to and from the
                                                           competition venue and the hotel
                  • T3 (Scheduled Bus services
 International                                           • Transfer to and from the opening
                    according to competition) *
 Officials                                                 and closing ceremonies
                  • T5 (Public Transport)
                                                         • Parking permits for competition
 National                                                  venues will be provided after
 Officials        • T5 (Public Transport) & VAPPs          consultation with the competition
                                                           team
* A sport specific transportation schedule regarding bus services for OFCs coming
  from abroad (TDs and Int. Officials) and the relevant timetable is available and has
  been distributed to the OFCs upon their arrival in Athens.


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The sport information desks at the venues and hotels will provide this kind of information
to OFCs in time and will be responsible for coordinating their transportation during
Games.

Regarding transportation from and to the airport, as well as the opening and closing
ceremonies, the relevant guidelines will be announced promptly.


5.7 Medical Services

Medical Services at Venues
Medical Services will be available to all OFCs. First Aid Providers, nurses and doctors
will offer their services to the OFCs. Immediate transfer to designated Primary Care
Health Center or Hospital will be provided if necessary.

Medical Services at Hotels
Medical Services will also be provided at the OFCs’ accommodation sites only in cases
that the OFCs stay in the same hotel with the athletes (please refer to Medical Services
section - Generic Games Information chapter). However, in cases that the OFCs are
accommodated in hotels exclusively used by them (no athletes in), one needs to use
the emergency contact numbers that have been provided upon the OFCs’ arrival, as
no medical service is possible on behalf of the GOC.


5.8 Accommodation


The Games Organizing Committee endeavors to accommodate Technical Delegates
and International Officials coming from abroad in hotels as close as possible to the
competition venues of their sport. Technical Delegates will be accommodated in single
rooms and International Officials will be accommodated in double occupancy rooms
with other Officials of the same sex. Breakfast will be offered to these OFCs at the
hotels. Any incidental charges incurred by an Official, beyond the basic hotel room
charges and dates agreed, will be his/her sole financial responsibility.

A sport information desk will operate in the OFCs’ hotels in order to provide sport,
transportation and other necessary information. Competition Managers and Technical
Delegates may contact the OFCs through this desk and vice versa.


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5.9 Per Diem

The per diem concerns the certain amount of money that the Games Organizing
Committee allows an Official to spend per day, in order to cover lunch or/and dinner
expenses while at work.

     Title                Per Diem Entitlements                    Extra Food Services
Technical                                                    • Breakfast will be provided at
Delegates                                                      hotels
                • Per Diem
International                                                • Refreshments will be provided
Officials                                                      at the Officials’ Lounge
National        • For the National Officials the per diem
Officials         will be defined according to the duration • Refreshments will be provided
                                                              at the Officials’ Lounge
                  of their services.



5.10 Officials’ Lounge


Each venue will have a designated lounge area for OFCs to relax while in venue and
enjoy soft drinks, fruit, biscuits, coffee and tea, free of charge. The Officials’ lounge will
operate from 26/6/11 to 3/7/2011.


5.11 Officials’ Recognition Reception


A recognition reception will be held for all the OFCs on June 29th at 20:00 in the
Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Islands and Fisheries of Greece. All OFCs will be invited
to enjoy light refreshments and meet the other OFCs from others countries and sports.
The dress code will be smart casual (short sleeve shirt with a tie).


5.12 Invitation to the General Rehearsal of Opening Ceremony


All Technical Delegates and Officials are invited to attend the General Rehearsal of
Opening Ceremony at the Kallimarmaron Panathinaikon Stadium of Athens on June
23rd at 20:00. Attendees should be holding their credential pass in order to be granted
free entry and should arrive at the stadium at 19:30 the latest.


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5.1 Opening and Closing Ceremonies Procedures


All Technical Delegates and Officials may purchase the tickets to the Ceremonies
through the ticket agent website address http://www.ticketnet.gr/eng with special
discount as they are considered to be part of the Special Olympics Friends.

Officials’ tickets (Zone E, Students & Special Olympics Friends) for the Opening
Ceremony are set to 40.00€ Euros and tickets for the Closing Ceremony are set to
20.00 € Euros. Final ticket prices may vary according to the way of purchase and
delivery, therefore please address to the ticket agent website.

All Technical Delegates and Officials can purchase discounted tickets (Zone E, Students
& Special Olympics Friends) for one additional person wishing to accompany them to
the Opening/Closing ceremonies.


5.14 Table Tennis Officials


TD, Jury
Technical Delegate: Ela Madejka, Poland
Referee: George Seliniotakis
Jury Members: Ela Madejka, Konstantinos Kostopoulos and Referee

International Officials
Choudhury, Kiron
Finnegan, Joseph Patrick
Linster, Jean-Marie
Pielacinski, Piotr
Przybylowicz, Marek
Tanaka, Reiko




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National Officials
Aggeliki               GORGOLI
Vasiliki               FRAGOU
Andreas                SIOKOS
Stamatios              BACHAS
Efrosini               ZACHAROPOULOU
Beniamin               BENIAMIN
Ilias                  ZACHAROPOULOS
Zafiris                PORFIRIS
Aliki                  STAKIA
Dimitrios - Christos   KARAGIANNIS
Nikolaos               SKATZIS
Nikolaos               PARASKEVOPOULOS
Triantafilia           MILISI
Evaggelia              SELINIOTAKI
Filenia                KOUKLAKI
Eirini                 SKARPOU
Argyro                 LAGOY
Nikolaos               PASCHALIS
Sofia                  MAVROFORA
Noel                   GIANNITSARIS
Konstantina            PROUNTZOY
Ioanna                 ROUSSOU
Ioannis                MAROUDAS
Achilleas              ZAFIRIS
Dimitrios              CHARALAMPIDIS
Dimitrios              KATIS
Maria                  TSIPOU
Ioanna                 ZDALIOU
Dimitrios              MOUSTAKAS
Apostolis              TSIOUNIS
Christos               STAMATOPOULOS
Alexandra              MISICHRONI
Anastasios             ATHANASOPOULOS
Nikolaos               MESSADOS


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5.15 Officials Meeting


SOWSG ATHENS 2011 - OFCs’ Meeting - Training Program
Officials Attendees: TDs, IOs, & NOs
Sport          Date       Time                 Room            Venue
               26.06.11   09:30-10:00                          Peace and Friendship
Table Tennis                                   Training Hall
               30.06.11   17:00 – 17:30                        Stadium




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