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.
Moscow, 3 June 2021: Toyota Motor Europe became an official mobility partner of Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 during a signing ceremony at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
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As part of a global mission to build inclusive communities for all, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia has announced a two-year agreement with The UPS Foundation to support Special Olympics inclusive programming and grass-roots activities.
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All-Russian Special Olympics floorball and unified floorball competitions will take place in Kazan on May, 3 – 7 2021. The tournament will unite over 130 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 9 Russian regions.
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Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and European Broadcasting Union Announce New Partnership.
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Partnership will create a more inclusive and sustainable field of play for future generations.
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One year into COVID-19 and amidst a growing mental health crisis, MTV Entertainment Group and nearly 200 organizations team up to plan inaugural ‘Mental Health Action Day’ on May 20
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Special Olympics named Riverdale actor Charles Melton as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.
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SAN RAMON, Calif., April 7, 2021 – CooperVision, Optometry Giving Sight and Special Olympics have come together to support the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Foundation Opening Eyes® program, which aims to strengthen vision care inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The organizations have committed $300,000 through 2023 to provide Special Olympics athletes with high-quality vision and eye health screenings, prescription eyewear and sports goggles, while also providing improved education and training for eye care professionals (ECPs) and optometry students so they are better able to meet the unique needs of this marginalized group.
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Special Olympics equestrian athlete Sarah Dalton guest stars in “Power Rangers Dino Fury.”
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Textron Aviation Provides Special Olympics Airlift to transport athletes and coaches to and from Orlando for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
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New Data Reveals People with Intellectual Disabilities are 6x More Likely to Die from COVID-19
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Public Health Awareness Campaign to Promote the Connection Between Oral Health and Total Health, and Encourage the Use of Face Coverings to Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
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