Please take the time to complete this Special Olympics North America (SONA) online athlete survey. Your feedback is important. The results of the online survey will be discussed among the athlete leaders attending the Global Athlete Congress in November.  All responses are due back no later than November 1, 2018. 

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* 1. Should State/Provincial/Territorial or National Programs be required to have an athlete leader on staff?

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* 2. How can athlete leaders build awareness about Special Olympics in their communities?

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* 3. Should national Programs be allowed to have country flags on their sport uniforms?

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* 4. Should Special Olympics allow corporate logos on uniforms or bibs? (Example: logo of a sponsor)

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* 5. What is your feedback on athletes who, through High Performance events, earn their way to higher levels (World Games) of competitions by meeting certain qualifying standards?

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* 6. Should Special Olympics make it a mandatory requirement that athletes participate in a minimum amount of training/physical activity on a year round basis?  

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* 7. What should be the requirement for the training/physical activity?

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* 8. What percentage of the total events offered at the World Games should be Unified Sports?

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* 9. Should there be qualifications for Athlete Leaders serving on the Special Olympics North America Athlete Input Council? 

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* 10. Name 3 qualifications you would recommend before an athlete be selected to serve on the Special Olympics North America (SONA) Athlete Input Council? (Example: strong speaking skills, required training)

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* 11. What in your experience does the most to get people with intellectual disabilities meaningfully included in society?

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* 12. Should there be a minimum age requirement for athletes to attend World Games?

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* 13. If yes, then what age do you recommend?

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* 14. Do you agree that there should be the same number of male and female athletes at World Games, meaning 50% male and 50% females will be selected to attend?

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* 15. Since we will no longer be having preliminary competition for divisioning at U.S. and World Games, what do you think can be done to equalize competition at all levels of play?

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* 16. Do you think preliminary events for divisioning is the best way to achieve equal competition?

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* 17. Required: State/Province/Country you are from:

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* 18. Gender:

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* 19. Age

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your athlete voice makes a difference and we appreciate your input. 

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