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.
Approximately 120 young people with and without intellectual disabilities from 45 countries will join leaders at the Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan starting today.
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Funding aims to advance broad range of inclusion projects and Special Olympics Unified Schools
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As the Vice President of Special Olympics Health, Javier Vasquez will be responsible for the vision and implementation of all health programming worldwide.
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Australian Landmarks Light Up Red for the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary
Iconic landmarks around the world turned red in a global display of unity on July 20
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Diana de Triana, coordinator of Special Olympics programs for Lions Club International in Panama, posed with some of the Lions volunteers who assisted with the Healthy Athletes health clinic held April 18 in Panama as part of the Special Olympics Central American Games.
As part of Special Olympics 50th Anniversary, Lions Clubs further committed to supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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A gift of US$250,000 will make it possible to train more hearing health providers and make healthy hearing more inclusive.
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NBA Star to Sponsor Unified Basketball Tournament
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Collaboration to support the global social inclusion movement’s goal of forging stronger youth engagement worldwide.
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In moments of crisis and adversity, people with intellectual and developmental differences are at much greater risk.
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All-out effort to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities
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Nazareth College officially broke ground today on its $23.5 million Golisano Training Center. The 91,000-square-foot center will bring together the strengths of Nazareth College, Special Olympics, and the Golisano Foundation to create a new model of inclusion, fitness, and wellness for athletes with intellectual disabilities. It will open in Fall 2019.
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Special Olympics announced today that WWE (NYSE: WWE) will once again support the Special Olympics mission to change the world through sports by sponsoring the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.
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