Yao Ming: Special Olympics Fight against Isolations
    2013-01-31 13:46:00     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Mao Yaqing
Former NBA superstar Yao Ming says the Special Olympics are a prefect way to help people with intellectual disabilities get away from isolation.

 

Former NBA superstar Yao Ming says the Special Olympics are a prefect way to help people with intellectual disabilities get away from isolation.

Yao Ming is in South Korea's Pyeongchang at the ongoing Special Olympics.

He made the comments during an exclusive interview with CRI.

"One of the most important roles the Special Olympics plays is helping them walk out of their home and feel less isolated from the community. They will find a group of people who are doing the same thing. People need this kind of sense of belonging. People need a community, a culture to keep their mental health."

Yao Ming is an ambassador and board director of the Special Olympics.

Some 2,800 athletes are participating in the week-long event at the venue that will also stage the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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