Europe/Eurasia News

Europe/Eurasia receives alot of press coverage. See what's been in the papers. 

July 11, 2014

30 Teams; 13 Nations; 1 Trophy.

 Great Football action moves from Brazil to Sweden for the Kim Källström Trophy for Special Olympics at The Gothia Cup

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July 09, 2014

Golfing with the Stars

Special Olympics Great Britain athletes enjoyed a golf master class from three-time major winner and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Padraig Harrington at Royal Aberdeen ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

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June 18, 2014

Celebrating European Tennis Day 2014

For the first time ever Europe celebrated the Special Olympics European Tennis Day on June 16, 2014 to call for more opportunities in tennis for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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June 02, 2014

Young Athletes in Israel play Unified

Under the National theme of 'The Different One is Me' a Special Olympics Young Athlete Unified event took place in Israel for the first time.

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May 28, 2014

Stars stand up for respect and inclusion

Euroleague stars and Special Olympics athletes join forces to promote respect and inclusion in Milan at Final Four 2014

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May 13, 2014

Dani Alves comparte su pasión para el futbol con deportistas Special Olympics

La Estrella del fútbol brasileño y defensa de FC Barcelona, Dani Alves, participó en una sesión de entrenamiento con deportistas Special Olympics en Barcelona recientemente.

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May 13, 2014

FC Barcelona defender, Dani Alves, teams up with athletes

Brazilian football star and FC Barcelona defender, Dani Alves, has shared his passion for the game with Special Olympics footballers in Barcelona just days before the annual Special Olympics European Football Week kicks off.

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January 30, 2014

UK Committee learns from Special Olympics athlete

 UK Government Development Committee hears first-hand of stigma facing people with Intellectual Disabilities

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January 15, 2014

'Special Olympics Athletes are an inspiration' - Natalia Vodianova

Top model, actress and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova launches Young Athlete Program in France

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December 16, 2013

European Union Grants Funds to Healthy Athletes

Special Olympics is pleased to announce that it has received significant funding in 2013 of Euro 150,000 from the European Union (EU) under the second program of community action in the field of health.

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November 20, 2013

Lets Celebrate 10 Years of European Basketball Week

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Special Olympics European Basketball Week, an annual event that calls on the entire European Basketball community to get active in promoting more opportunities in the game for people with intellectual disabilities.

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November 20, 2013

Euroleague Stars support the Special Olympics Symbol

Euroleague Stars Promote Respect Some of the greatest names in Basketball will proudly don the symbol of Special Olympics on court during Round 6 & 7 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season to promote respect and fairness in Basketball.  Social Euroleague Stars don the Special Olympics Sym

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November 20, 2013

OGC Nice Join Special Olympics

OGC Nice is delighted to announce that it has become the first Club Ambassador for Special Olympics France. Within this role OGC Nice will use the power of football to promote respect, acceptance and inclusion of young people and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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November 06, 2013

Euro Tennis 2013

82 Special Olympics athletes from 19 countries will gather in Luxembourg from November 14th - 17th to compete in Euro Tennis 2013.

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July 05, 2013

Special Olympics Unified Volleyball takes to the world stage at the 2013 FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships in Poland

Special Olympics Unified Volleyball takes to the world stage at the 2013 FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships in Poland. Volleyball legends and Special Olympics athletes unite to educate fans about acceptance and inclusion.

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June 28, 2013

Natalia Vodianova Sends a Message of Support to Special Olympics Athletes Competing in 2013 France National Games

Russian model, actress and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova recently met with three Special Olympics athletes in Paris to wish them success as they prepare to compete in the 2013 Special Olympics France National Games.

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May 16, 2013

European Table Tennis Joins Up with Special Olympics

New Partnership between Special Olympics and the European Table Tennis Union will provide greater opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities .

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May 10, 2013

European Golf Association Partners with Special Olympics

Partnership will promote greater opportunities in golf for athletes with intellectual disabilities across Europe

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March 16, 2013

Celtic FC Signs Up

Glasgow Celtic Football Club and Special Olympics are delighted to announce that Celtic FC is to become Scotland’s first Team Ambassador for Special Olympics. 

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February 28, 2013

Resignation welcomed of Cornwall politician

Regional President of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia welcomes the resignation of UK politician Collin Brewer from his position as Councillor at Cornwall Council over shocking comments.

 

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December 21, 2012

Top Floorball Ambassadors

Floorball Champions Kohonen, Tiitu, Steglova and Bärtschi line up as Floorball Ambassadors for Special Olympics

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December 17, 2012

UNICEF and Special Olympics

UNICEF and Special Olympics join forces to advance Early Childhood Development for children with intellectual disabilities in the Russian Federation

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December 04, 2012

European Basketball Week Provides Opportunities

2012 European Basketball Week gets underway across Europe Eurasia   

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November 29, 2012

Special Heroes set to rise at 2012 Floorball World Championships

Special Heros set to rise at 2012 Floorball World Championships

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November 27, 2012

Euroleague's Slam Dunk for Inclusion

Turkish Airlines Euroleague Scores a Slam Dunk for Inclusion by dedicating 24 Games to One Team Partner Special Olympics

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November 07, 2012

ONE TEAM and Special Olympics Announce New Partnership

A new partnership between Special Olympics and Euroleague's ONE TEAM program will see more athletes get the opportunity to play the magnetic game of Basketball across Europe

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October 12, 2012

World Winter Games return to Austria

Austria has been successful in its bid to stage the 2017 World Winter Games.  Up to 3,000 athletes from 110 nations will compete at the Games.

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October 11, 2012

Harrington Laces Up in Portugal

Padraig Harrington will Wears the Laces at Portugal Masters for Special Olympics .

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October 02, 2012

Minister launches Special Olympics Ireland’s Health Promotion Project Report

Minister Kathleen Lynch launches Special Olympics Irelands Health Promotion Project report

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September 28, 2012

Paris2Nice cyclists get on their bikes

SADDLE UP! Paris2Nice cycle challenge gets underway!  Group on route to raise half a million euro for Special Olympics.

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September 17, 2012

Cycling Champion Saddles Up for Special Olympics

Cycling Champion Stephen Roche gets back in the saddle for Special Olympics and joins charity cyclists for final leg of Paris2Nice challenge 

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July 20, 2012

Special Olympics teams take part in Gothia Cup 2012

The biggest football tournament for Special Olympics teams this year took place in Sweden. The Kim Kallstrom Trophy Tournament is part of the Gothia Cup (The World Youth Cup) and 27 Special Olympics teams from 12 countries took part.

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July 19, 2012

Harrington Laces Up for Special Olympics!

Golf Champion Padraig Harrington will Wear the Laces at The Open Championship this week to show his support for Special Olympics athletes.

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July 10, 2012

Padraig Harrington honoured for his work as Global Ambassador

Golf Champion Padraig Harrington receives the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Commemorative Coin in recognition of his work with Special Olympics athletes.

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July 05, 2012

Special Olympics Message on Europe's Leading News Channel

Special Olympics and Europe's leading news channel  join forces to bring the Special Olympics message of respect, inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities to millions across Europe

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June 26, 2012

HARRINGTON WEARS THE LACES

Golf Champion Padraig Harrington proudly 'Wears the Laces' for Special Olympics on the global golfing circuit and is inspired by our athletes

 

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June 22, 2012

SPECIAL OLYMPICS EURO 2012 MATCH ENDS IN A DRAW

Display of skill and fair play at Special Olympics Showcase match before UEFA EURO 2012 Quarter-finals at Warsaw Stadium, Poland

 

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June 14, 2012

Antwerp to Host 2014 Special Olympics European Games

Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for athletes with intellectual disabilities announced today that Antwerp, Belgium will be the host of the 2014 Special Olympics European Games. 

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June 13, 2012

Countdown to Special Olympics Showcase Games at UEFA EURO 2012

Special Olympics athletes will showcase their football skills in a demonstration match before UEFA EURO 2012 Quarter-Final on June 21st in Poland.

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May 28, 2012

Special Olympics Wins Global Award

Special Olympics joins President Bill Clinton in winning a prestigious award for its outstanding contribution to the promotion of global understanding and dialogue through Sport

 

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May 25, 2012

UNICEF and Special Olympics Azerbaijan sign agreement

UNICEF and Special Olympics Azerbaijan signed a memorandum of understanding in creating opportunities for children with disabilities and helping to develop their full potential through sports.

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May 15, 2012

European Volleyball Confederation enters partnership with Special Olympics

European Volleyball Confederation enters partnership with Special Olympics. Signing takes place at inaugural Special Olympics (Unified Sports®) Volleyball Seminar in Belgrade, Serbia

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May 15, 2012

European Volleyball Confederation enters partnership with Special Olympics

The European Volleyball Confederation/ Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) and Special Olympics have entered into a partnership designed to promote greater opportunities in Volleyball for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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April 18, 2012

Opening Eyes program added to University Optometry curriculum

This year the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes program has been included as a subject on the Bachelor of Optometry curriculum at the University of Munich, Germany.  

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April 07, 2012

Global responsibility to meet health needs of people with intellectual disabilities on World Health Day

Global responsibility to meet health needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Message from Special Olympics on World Health Day - April 7th

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April 03, 2012

SO Kazakhstan celebrate 20th Birthday!

The Special Olympics Open Winter Games took place in Kazakhstan involving 320 athletes in the sports of speed skating, skiing and floorball.

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April 03, 2012

Lenk hosts Special Olympics Winter Games.

Switzerland's National Winter Games 2012 took place in Lenk with 420 athletes competing in skiing, snowboarding and floorball.

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March 28, 2012

Tennis Europe and Special Olympics Join Forces to Promote More Opportunities for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities

Tennis Europe and Special Olympics are delighted to announce a new partnership agreement that will promote greater opportunities in tennis across Europe for people with intellectual disabilities.

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March 23, 2012

Murmansk competition part of selection process for 2013 Winter Games

Special Olympics Russia held a national cross-country skiing and snowshoeing competition 3-5 March 2012 in Murmansk.

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March 21, 2012

€366,000 allocation by Bavarian Government to Special Olympics Germany

The Bavarian Government has donated €366,000 to Special Olympics Germany including €250,000 which will go towards the staging of the National Games in Munich from May 20th until May 26th 2012.

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March 19, 2012

Speed Skating Competition in the Netherlands

80 Special Olympics Speed Skaters from across Hungary, Kazakhstan, Norway, the Netherlands,  Poland and Russia took part in the first ever Special Olympics Speed Skating-Short Track Regional Competitions from March 9th – 11th.

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March 19, 2012

Speed Skating Competition in the Netherlands

80 Special Olympics Speed Skaters from across Hungary, Kazakhstan, Norway, the Netherlands,  Poland and Russia took part in the first ever Special Olympics Speed Skating-Short Track Regional Competitions from March 9th – 11th.

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March 01, 2012

Athletes raise SO Flag before kick-off of first game in Poland's New Stadium

SO Poland athletes take part in historic event and carry Special Olympics Flag on to the pitch before kick off of first game in Warsaw's New Stadium in front 58,000 spectators.

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March 01, 2012

Poland’s First Lady Opens SO Poland’s Winter Games

As Patron of the event, First Lady of Poland, Anna Komorowska opens the VIII National Special Olympics Winter Games in Wisla – Kubalonka, Poland.

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February 28, 2012

Special Olympics and SKOOG make music together

A ground breaking British invention developed specifically for children with disabilities is helping athletes make music at Special Olympics.

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February 27, 2012

NBA Star John Amaechi leaps to launch all new learning disability sports initiative - Unified Sports®

NBA Star John Amaechi leaps to launch all new learning disability sponts initiative - Unified Sports® 

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February 26, 2012

New SOEE Sport Advisors Seminar held in Warsaw

The first ever Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Sport Advisors’ Seminar has taken place in Warsaw, Poland involving 13 newly elected sports advisors.

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February 17, 2012

Lawrie McMenemy, MBE and President of Special Olympics Great Britain visits St Swithun’s School

Lawrie McMenemy, MBE, gave an inspirational talk to pupils, parents, staff and friends of St. Swithun’s School

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February 15, 2012

Partnership with European Bocce Federation

The sport of Bocce is growing across Europe and Central Asia with more than 13,000 Special Olympics athletes now playing it. An inaugural meeting has taken place between the European Bocce Federation and Special Olympics to finalise details of a Partnership Agreement between both organisations.

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January 24, 2012

Man with Down Syndrome to Serve in the Israeli Army

A 23 year old man with Down Syndrome will serve in the Israeli Army. He credits the Israel Tennis Centers as the reason for this success in his life.

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January 17, 2012

Special Olympics Israel Wins Prestigious Award from Wingate Institute

Special Olympics Israel wins coveted award for significant contribution in transforming the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. 

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January 14, 2012

European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO) sign Partnership with SOEE

European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO) sign Partnership with SOEE. ECOO and Special Olympics Bring High Quality Eye Care to Athletes. 

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December 21, 2011

Special Olympics Awarded U.S. Department of State Grant

Special Olympics has been awarded a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of State to support a coaching fellowship to recruit and train high level Special Olympics coaches and leaders from the United States, Serbia, and Montenegro.

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December 02, 2011

2011 European Basketball Week Records Highest Participation Rate to Date

The eight European Basketball Week by Special Olympics is celebrating record numbers this year as it aims to expand more opportunities for adults and children with intellectual disabilities while promoting respect and inclusion for everyone in the Game.

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November 09, 2011

CMS Employees Organise Mass Gatherings in Support of Special Olympics

CMS Cameron McKenna Employees Organise Mass Gatherings Across Europe in Support of Special Olympics

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November 07, 2011

Special Olympics Chosen as Charity of the Year by CMS Cameron McKenna

Special Olympics chosen as Charity of the Year by CMS Cameron McKenna

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October 20, 2011

2011 European Basketball Week Promotes Basketball for Everyone

The eight Special Olympics European Basketball Week supported by FIBA Europe, Euroleague and the European Union, Nov 24 Dec 4, 2011.

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October 19, 2011

SOEE receive €115,000 contribution from Eurlotto.com

Eurolotto.com, the European wide online lottery and gaming internet company and Official Lottery Partner of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia has today presented Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia with a cheque for the sum of €115,000.

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September 29, 2011

Dani Alves becomes the new Global Football Ambassador

Brazillian footballer and FC Barcelona Defender Scores for Respect & Inclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities

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September 13, 2011

Eurobasket 2011 Showcases Talents of Special Olympics Athletes

Eurobasket 2011 showcases talents of basketball players with intellectual disabilities. 

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