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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Special Olympics Nigeria athlete Solomon Jegede went to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles this past summer. Since then, he said, “I feel like a star."
By Zanele Nwenya
By John Makhathimo
About 10 new families and 15 new athletes joined Special Olympics Papua New Guinea on Saturday 18th October at Vabukori Village,outside Port Moresby, to celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day.
Special Olympics Libya
It’s very important to keep the message of Eunice Kennedy Shriver always alive. It’s ispire me every day to make a difference in my society. Through our work in Special Olympics Project we must try t
Mohamed Najdat Omar
Dr. Ali Shawahin
Around 100 SO Jordan athletes gathered Saturday the22nd of September 2012 to witness and or join a basketball games and remember one lady whose vision and strong beliefs made their existence more posi
Mohammed Al Sharah
Mrs.Khadija Al Saati
As part of the celebration of the EKS Day 2012 Special Olympics Bahrain Created a short Video showing the effect that special Olympics can make in an athlete life .
Ma. Guadalupe Vallejo Cadenas
It was 19 years ago that my beautiful daughter Itzel was born. At the age of three she was diagnosed with autism and the doctors told me she would not amount to anything.