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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Tokyo, Japan - 1 November 2019: iCoachKids, a project to provide innovative learning and development opportunities for those coaching children and young people, today announced a partnership with Special Olympics, the global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power of inclusion through sport, leadership development, health, school engagement and youth leadership.
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Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics join forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation for inclusion campaign
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First-of-its-Kind Collaboration in the Country Between a College, Foundation & Special Olympics
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Universal Health Advocates Commit to Ensure Children and Persons with Disabilities – The Mission Billion in Universal Health Coverage – Are Not Left Behind
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 20, 2019 – Special Olympics International announced today that Tony Wyllie has been named Special Olympics North America’s new Regional President and Managing Director.
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Chicago, Illinois, September 23, 2019 – Over the past four days youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities from 12 states and Canada came together for the Special Olympics Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit. With the support of KPMG, students participated in networking sessions, leadership development trainings and experiential opportunities that furthered their understanding of what it means not only to be a leader but an inclusive leader.
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Communities in Indianapolis, Oregon, Southwest Florida, Syracuse and Iowa
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ESPN correspondent interviewing two X-Games snowboarding Unified Athletes.
Eight-year Broadcast Agreement and Extension as Global Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports®
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2022 Special Olympics USA Games logo unveiled as Organizing Committee announces premier corporate partners during celebration ceremony at Walt Disney World Resort
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Teitler will lead Special Olympics communications around the world to drive awareness and engagement.
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Alicia Bazzano
August 5, 2019 – Washington, DC: Special Olympics has announced Alicia Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH, as Chief Health Officer. Dr. Bazzano is a pediatrician and public health executive who has dedicated her career to improving the health of people with intellectual disabilities (ID).
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Unified Partners to compete in East vs. West All-Star match at ESPN Wide World of Sports as part of MLS All-Star week festivities.
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