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Silvia Cassina

Communications and Marketing Intern for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
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Four athletes in the foreground with text behind them that reads: Heja Sverigelaget! with an illustration of the Swedish National Flag.
A new Swedish TV show, Heja Sverigelaget! (Go, Team Sweden!), which follows the journey of four Special Olympics athletes to World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, has captured the imagination of the Swedish public!
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Diletta Martinelli, athletics and cross-country skiing champion, with the To The Moon And Back campaign logo.
‘To The Moon And Back’ is the name of the exciting new initiative launched by Special Olympics Italy to keep the movement active now that restrictions in the country are being lifted.
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Special Olympics Belgium Virtual Games 2020 programme.
This spring, Special Olympics Belgium welcomed the very first edition of the Virtual Games—a two-day digital event as a replacement for the traditional Summer National Games. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belgian team was forced to cancel the in-person competition, but that didn’t stop their athletes from finding a way to compete!
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Three athletes sitting on a platform working out.
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, athletes across the Europe Eurasia region have been looking for ways to keep active and stay connected to their communities.
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Four people standing out together holding a banner that reads: Special Olympics Great Britain.
Special Olympics Global Ambassador Padraig Harrington was recently interviewed by Alan Brazil and his colleagues at the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show on talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station.
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Israeli Hapoel Haifa team, a mascot, and Special Olympics athletes hold up a banner on the pitch before the championship football game starts.
One very special day in late 2019, a group of athletes from Special Olympics Israel had the experience of a lifetime. They escorted the players of Hapoel Haifa onto the pitch ahead of a national championship match!
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