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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.
Twelve football teams from across Europe participate in the EU-supported event.
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After celebrating more than $1 million in funds raised, the luxury real estate brand increases sponsorship commitment
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Coach Joe Bellini and Special Olympics athlete Will Smith have known each other for nearly 30 years. Their relationship isn’t the typical coach/athlete relationship because the connection runs so deep. Here is their story.
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Special Olympics Florida athlete and actress Anna Sargent debuts her acting talents in the film Take Me Home, written and directed by Anna’s sister Liz Sargent, at the Sundance Film Festival as it hits the big screen for the first time.
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In just a few months, athletes, coaches, and delegations will converge on Berlin, Germany for the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 (June 17–25). Shavanna Mahoe will be there, but the Special Olympics Hawaii athlete won’t be competing, she’ll be officiating. Mahoe has the distinction of being Hawaii’s first and only Special Olympics athlete who serves as a certified bocce official.
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In this week's episode, Josh and Novie spoke with Sarah Jane Borchert, Manager, Translation for Easy Language for the Special Olympic World Games.
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The 2022 Partnership Report highlights how Cooper Vision, Optometry Giving Sight and Special Olympics continue improving sight and quality of life of individuals with Intellectual Disabilities through Eye Care Practitioner training and screening events in the US and Kenya.
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Last month on 17 March the first-ever Basketball Africa League (BAL) and Special Olympics Unified Sports event took place in Dakar, Senegal.
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Dive into the stories of three Special Olympics siblings who live to break the barriers to inclusion.
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A National Youth Leadership Summit in Rwanda inspires students and local partners to promote Unified Champion Schools in their communities.
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In the sixth grade, Maryellen Brown, standing at just 4’11", won the broad jump with a measurement of 6 feet and 1 inch.
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The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 will be the most inclusive sporting event of the year!
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