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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.

Special Olympics International and Gallagher Announce Renewed Global Partnership to Further Support Special Olympics Sports and Athletes Around the World

Multi-year global partnership builds on efforts and Gallagher’s commitment to continue to promote inclusion, equity, and acceptance around the world.
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Special Olympics Athletes Join Denver Broncos Linebacker Alex Singleton on Super Bowl Media Row For Launch of First-Ever Nutrition Campaign

School of Strength: Snack Zone Video Series Created in Response to Critical Need for Nutrition Resources and Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities
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FanSided and Special Olympics Return to Super Bowl Media Row with Unified Reporting Team in Ongoing Commitment to Inclusion

FanSided Hires Special Olympics Florida Athlete and Sportscaster, Malcom Harris-Gowdie as Unified Reporter for all Super Bowl Week and Big Game Coverage
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Special Olympics Names Athlete Spokespersons

Ten Sargent Shriver Global Messengers from around the world will represent the sports movement.
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Global Leaders Falling Short on Commitments to Create More Inclusive Schools and Communities, Says Special Olympics

Disability-inclusive education requires more research and data to implement more effective policies Special Olympics' first annual letter from Dr. Timothy Shriver on the global state of inclusion in education highlights worldwide disparities
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Special Olympics and the Pacific Telecommunications Council Collaborate for Global Inclusion and Connectivity

Special Olympics International and the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) proudly announce a strategic partnership aimed at harnessing PTC members’ global reach within the telecom and digital infrastructure sectors to support Special Olympics’ digital transformation and data strategy.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Player Tristan Thompson Announced as Special Olympics Global Ambassador

Team will also partner closely with Special Olympics France, Special Olympics Brazil and Special Olympics Ohio to help increase youth access to sports worldwide.
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Special Olympics Athletes Surprised with Billboard Reveal in New York City

Athletes launch new ‘Yeah, I am Special’ collection on Giving Tuesday to show the true meaning of ‘special’
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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Named Top Innovation of the Year by HundrED

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®, a program dedicated to promoting inclusion and unity in education, has achieved a remarkable milestone by receiving the esteemed Academy Choice Award from HundrED, a global leader in education innovation.
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Special Olympics Announces Historic 1 Billion US Dollars Fundraising Milestone from Law Enforcement

For nearly 45 years thousands of law enforcement officers around the world have raised money for local Special Olympics programs
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Atos to Deliver Foundational IT Services to Special Olympics until 2027

Paris, France and Washington, United States – October 19, 2023 – Atos today announces its partnership with Special Olympics, Inc. (Special Olympics), a global nonprofit organization that promotes understanding, acceptance, and inclusion among people with and without intellectual disabilities through sporting activities.
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United Raises Airline Miles for Special Olympics During National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month

"Airline's Miles on a Mission" platform encourages loyalty customers to donate miles to help athletes fly and compete in competitions across the country and around the world. United's broader partnership with Special Olympics also includes the employment of athletes in airports across the country as part of its growing Special Olympics Service Ambassador Program.
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