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Copa América de Olimpiadas Especiales, Uruguay 2016 draw held

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Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina

The official draw results. Image credit: Olimpiadas Especiales

While Special Olympic’s Copa América de Olimpiadas Especiales, Uruguay 2016 may not get underway until March 30, the draw for the competition was held this past Tuesday.


With teams put into three groups, Group A includes Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, while Group B includes Paraguay, Peru, Colombia and an invitation team. The final group, Group C, includes Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina.

Peruvian Special Olympics coach Alvaro Miranda Sousa sees the draw as one that should be relatively easy for his country to do well in during group play, and setting them up to win the tournament.

The draw was attended by Special Olympics ambassadors  Alvaro Recoba and Gabriel Cedres.  This will be the second time this event was held.




Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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