Healthy Athletes screenings were provided to athletes by healthcare professionals for eyesight, dental, hearing, overall health and fitness, and more at the 2016 Summer Games at Iowa State University in Ames, May 19-21.
With more than 1.4 million free health examinations in over 170 countries, the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program has become the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities. The program is designed to help Special Olympics athletes improve their health and fitness, which can lead to a better sports experience and improved well being.
Check out the video below highlighting the Healthy Athletes program at this year’s Summer Games:
Video by Kumar Wickramasingha