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OUR MISSION

The mission of the International Institute of SPORT (IIOS) is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in the less economically developed countries worldwide.

WHO WE ARE

We are a non-profit advocating for the disabled in areas of public access, education, integration, job skills, physical rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and disaster relief. We are educators, artists, administrators and professionals. We are also networkers and are grateful for our partners.

WHAT WE DO

We engage children and adults in art projects geared to developing an understanding of disability.  We help rehabilitate and train disabled athletes for the Paralympics. We help disabled people become employees and business owners. We provide art supplies, medical supplies and mobility devices. We represent disabled artists in the world art market. We advocate for the disabled in business and government affairs to help secure access to jobs and transportation.


Paralympics



Powerful Video from Wheels for the World


Wheels for the World - London Paralympics 2012 from Philip Green on Vimeo.

Dr. Fred Sorrells appears several times in this power video from Wheels for the World.

 

Meet Kadija, the First Female Athlete from Niger - August 29, 2012


Dr. Fred Sorrells with Kadija from Niger Kadija, the first female athlete from Niger, is a 34 year old woman with four kids. She had just weaned her last child the day she left for London. Kadija has polio and no muscular movement below the hips.

As the Niger sports medicine coordinator, Dr. Fred Sorrells had to take Kadija to the doctor in the Paralympic Village when she arrived due to chest discomfort.

Pictured at right, Kadija and Dr. Sorrells are at the warm-up track adjacent to the Olympic Stadium. Dr. Sorrells is helping her and her coach with her technique for throwing the javelin.

Dr. Fred Sorrells at Opening Ceremony - August 29, 2012


Dr. Fred Sorrells at Opening Ceremony The image at right is of Dr. Fred Sorrells assisting a Nigerien athlete during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

As of this writing, the opening ceremony is still underway. It is being streamed at www.paralympic.org and is also available from YouTube.

 

 

 

Dr. Fred Sorrells Serving in His 5th Paralympic Games


2012 London Paralympic Games The London 2012 Paralympic Games, which opens Wednesday, August 29 are set to be the biggest ever where Paralympic athletes will compete in front of sold-out crowds and an estimated TV audience of around four billion.

There will be limited television coverage in the USA by NBC but people can watch live action on the Internet. Log on to www.paralympic.org for live streaming.

The Opening Ceremony starts at 2:20 pm Central Standard time Wednesday. The parade of nations will begin alphabetically near the beginning of the ceremony.

Dr. Sorrells will be serving in his fifth Paralympic Games and is currently an official with the Niger, Africa delegation. They should enter the Olympic Stadium around 3:30 pm CST.

Live coverage of the Paralympic sports competitions can be viewed live until September 9 on this website: www.paralympic.org


Donated Racing Bike Undamaged
February 3, 2010

$5,000 donated sports bike survives the earthquake

At 7:03PM CST this photo and text from Dr. Fred Sorrells came through.

"I am sure the US media is reporting the top story today us Bill Clinton's arrival to Haiti. I was at the UN headquarters earlier today and everyone especially the security was hopping."

"However, the real news among several great things today is that disabled Marine quadriplegic Quintin Stephen's donated sports racing bike is alive and well. The building where it was stored withstood the earthquake while the building four blocks down the street behind me obviously did not."

"I am so happy that this $5000 dollar chair is in great shape for a Haitian disabled athlete, perhaps one of the newly disabled earthquake victims, to cross the finish line first at the 2012 Paralympic Games for a gold medal."

"I posted a uTube several months ago requesting the Clinton Initiative to build the first track. Not one track like we have at every Jr. high school exists in the whole country. We need that track, including a rehab and therapuetic center, to be build ASAP to start the recovery process for the 200,000 amputees alone in Haiti. Please help me get the word out."


Paralympian Randy Snow Passes
November 19, 2009

Randy Snow

Wheelchair tennis champion Randy Snow passed away on November 19, 2009, at the age of 50.

Snow was a top-ranked tennis player in Texas before a farming accident left him paralyzed from the waist down . However, the accident did not stop him from playing tennis, and he became a pioneer in the sport of wheelchair tennis and the first Paralympian inducted into the United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame.

Read more about Randy Snow at usparalympics.org and usta.com.