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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 4.7 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.
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Special Olympics Costa Rica
12 provincias participantes se encuentran emocionadas ya que desde este sábado podrán demostrar todas sus habilidades, más allá que sus discapacidades.
Luis Alonso Muñoz Varela
para mi el programa de olimpiadas especiales a sido una gran ayuda para levantar mi autoestima e tenido la oportunidad de participar en 2 eventos internacionales en el salvador en el primer latinoamericano en el año 2006 donde logre 2 medallas de oro 800 y 1500mts planos y en la olimpiada mundial en
A true celebration marked the launch of the First Central American and the Caribbean Unified Football Tournament of Special Olympics in Costa Rica.
Unified Football Teams from Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and USA who will be competing in 1st Central American and Caribbean Special Olympics Unified Football Tournament learned with whom they will be grouped for the initial round of matches.