Press Releases

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Here's what's happening world wide.
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Competitors on the Field Come Together to Support Global Movement of Inclusion
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An athlete and volunteer fistbumping on the court.
Berlin. With exactly 1000 days to go until the start of the Special Olympics World Games 2023 in Berlin, the volunteer program for the world's largest inclusive sporting event for people with intellectual and multiple disabilities has been launched.
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Marueen McCormick at Capitol Hill Day
Legendary Actor to Advocate for Inclusion in Schools, Health Care Systems, and Communities
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Cleveland, OH, USA: The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced Special Olympics Europe Eurasia won a 2020 Content Marketing Award for Best Use of Multichannel Social Media in Content Marketing for the Keeping Up with the Girls campaign.
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Two athletes from Special Olympics Romania on the court with their arms around one another's shoulders showing camaraderie.
Transformative Gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Will Promote Positive Social Change and Foster More Inclusive Societies
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Floorball players in the middle of a game.
Kazan, Russia will host the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2022 with a key aim of transforming the lives and prospects of people with intellectual disabilities across Russia.
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On the left text that reads: Special Olympics | Microsoft: 2020 Special Olympics XBox Virtual Gaming Event. On the right an image of a Toyota race car.
Back in 2018, Xbox hosted the first video gaming tournament at Special Olympics USA Games that were held in Seattle, Washington. Special Olympics athletes from four states competed head-to-head at the University of Washington and showed us the passion that existed for such an event.
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BOKS and Special Olympics logo.
BOKS deepens its commitment to inclusive movement for children and communities across the globe by enriching its curriculum with help from Special Olympics
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Special Olympics Missouri athlete Arthur Murphy poses with Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid.
On Saturday, April 25, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) athlete and SOMO Hall of Famer, Arthur Murphy, of Independence, will be “announcing a pick” during the 2020 NFL Draft.
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School of Strength Athletes pose with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch
Partners with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch to Develop Series of Peer-Led Workout Videos to Inspire Year-Round Fitness
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Athlete in jersey no. 12 gives Urban Karlsson a high-5 during a game.
Washington, DC – March 3, 2020: Special Olympics and Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, have announced a partnership to help scale Special Olympics sports around the world.
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