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.
Intellectual disability puts individuals at higher risk of dying earlier in life than the general population, for a variety of medical and institutional reasons.
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The logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 was recently revealed.
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Washington, DC, January 22, 2021: One year from today, Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 will kick off in Kazan, Russia. More than 2,000 Special Olympics athletes from over 100 countries will compete in seven sports, and will be supported by 3,000 volunters.
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Washington, DC, January 22, 2021: One year from today, Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 will kick off in Kazan, Russia. More than 2,000 Special Olympics athletes from over 100 countries will compete in seven sports, and will be supported by 3,000 volunters.
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Moscow - Kazan, December 10, 2020: Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Local Organizing Committee of Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022, and Coca-Cola Russia signed a partnership agreement through 2023.
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Chris Nikic—the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN®—leads star pack
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The Coca-Cola Company is extending its partnership with Special Olympics International through 2023, building on more than a half-century of collaboration dating back to the organization’s inception in 1968.
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Badminton World Federation (BWF) in collaboration with Special Olympics International (SOI) has published their Global Development Strategy to grow badminton and provide meaningful opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be involved in all aspects of badminton.
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Kerry Group is extending its partnership with Special Olympics for another two years, including the commencement of a new relationship with Special Olympics Germany, the upcoming host country for the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2023. As an Official Sponsor of Special Olympics, this new partnership is enabling both organisations to work better together to create more inclusive communities.
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New signature hip hop song and music video targeted to youth with and without intellectual disabilities to launch on World Children’s Day
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Competitors on the Field Come Together to Support Global Movement of Inclusion
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