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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Cooperation supported by NBA Legend and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Sam Perkins
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A group of athletes close together posing with thumbs up and the peace sign; athletes are wearing red and white Adidas football uniforms.
Athlete leaders demand inclusion for all during 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties.
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Young man sliding down a water slide.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and largest operator of waterparks in North America, is partnering with Special Olympics for a fun kickoff to the start of summer.
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Mary Davis speaking at a podium.
50+ panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions w/ national health experts
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X Games 100 days out advertizement
Announcement Marks 100 Days Out from X Games Minneapolis 2019.
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a group of young adults huddled in a circle looking down as the camera looks up at them for a unique photo.
Youth Leaders from around the world took action in 2018 through innovative outlets to achieve inclusive schools and communities.
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Soccer players (footballers) in two rows (front row keeled down and back row standing) from all different unified teams outside in front of the keepers net in a group photo.
Unified Soccer Exchange Program promotes social inclusion, highlighted by East vs. West Unified All-Star Showcase in Orlando.
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Co-ed cheer team on the left comprised of 6 athletes. two dancers on the right, one male and one female; he's dressed in all white and she has on a white top and a flower print ankle length dress.
At the Abu Dhabi 2019 Special Olympics World Games, the Special Olympics International Board of Directors voted to adopt DanceSport and Cheer as “recognized” sports of Special Olympics.
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Photo of Main Event Entertainment building lit up in blue lights at dusk. The sign on the outside wall reads: Eat. Bowl. Play.
Main Event Entertainment is excited to announce it has signed on as an official sponsor of Special Olympics, the world’s largest organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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Who Says I Can't. Special Olympics Nippon and Anytime Fitness
Nearly 5,000 Gyms Worldwide will Coach, Train and Support Special Olympics Athletes
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Dennis Doolan and a woman stand in front of leadership signage for an event.
The Special Olympics Leadership Academy has won a 2019 LEAD Award, presented by
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We express our gratitude to President Trump for re-authorizing funding for Special Olympics school-based programming. He joins a long history of over 50 years of United States Presidents and Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle in their support of Special Olympics and the work we do in communities throughout the country.
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