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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.
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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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By Betty Zhang
This week, Uvurkhangai Province held its first Special Olympics games, a two-day event with 36 athletes competing in shot-put, long jump, track, powerlifting, volleyball, and basketball.
By Joanna Styczen
From 23-27 March, Special Olympics and Lions Clubs International joined forces in Brazil to hold a Unified Volleyball Coaching Training.
I got involved in Special Olympics Florida thanks to two friends of mine. I am a Special Olympics athlete for Seminole County. I got involved in Special Olympics in the year 2009 and I am still part of Special Olympics Seminole County.
Mr Frank Macha
Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.
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Leslie Daly, Volleyball Coordinator, Special Olympics of Hamilton County Ohio
Tiffany Harvey-Gautier, Special Olympics Louisiana
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