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Special Olympics: Five Days in Folgaria

A new sports documentary following the athletes, coaches and volunteers of Special Olympics Great Britain has been released globally by BBC Sport.

‘Five Days in Folgaria’ tells the inside story of the SOGB’s first ever national Winter Games, which took place in northern Italy in January of this year.

Special Olympics Great Britain partnered with BBC Sport Correspondent Joe Wilson and Assistant Editor Rasheed Speede for the special length 25-minute documentary.

“We know just how joyful and crucial sport is for people with intellectual disabilities,” said Joe.

“We wanted to make a documentary length feature to give us the time and space to truly reflect that. The first ever British Winter Games was the perfect setting.”

Special Olympics Great Britain (GB) is a non-profit organisation and largest provider of year-round sports training and athletic competition in summer and winter sports for children and adults of all abilities with intellectual/learning disabilities. 

Special Olympics: Five Days in Folgaria is available of BBC iPlayer at




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