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Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
It's the mission of Special Olympics to show the world the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
We have over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities around the world.
Our celebrity supporters are Olympians, professional athletes, social leaders, and movie and music stars.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Direction for our movement comes from leaders in government, entertainment, sports and business.
All adults and children with intellectual disabilities can become Special Olympics athletes. Here's how.
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By Suzanne Coogan
Hi, my name is Lynette. I am in a family with everyone having a disability, and it's so hard. People see me with my family and from that I always used to get called "retard."
In an effort to support the growing country level collaboration between global partner International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Special Olympics, a small humanitarian diplomacy grant initiative was opened to 13 Programs in August 2014.
Even if they are in heaven now i will never forget him!!
While we were in one of the auditoriums watching floor ball we interviewed a Special Olympic athlete from Austria. The man had been participating in floor ball for 2 years but unfortunately had never won a floor ball match.
We are at the place where all cultures, traditions, and passions coincide, The Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. As a unified partner witnessing the games is only part of the experience.
Caitlynn Cantrell and Stanley Stimson
On January 30th 2013 we got to go to the Gangneung sports venue. While we were there we got the awesome opurtunity to meet up with many World Winter Games Athletes.
Jon-Paul St. Germain
On December 8th, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland, two Special Olympics Floorball Teams from Austria and Switzerland will play a demonstration match in front 15,000 spectators and broadcast to thousands more at 2nd intermission of the Semi Final match of the International Floorball World Championships.