Europe/Eurasia Region
A large group of athletes and Special Olympics representatives stand in a circle clapping with joyful expressions on their faces.
Special Olympics in Europe and Eurasia encompasses a diverse range of cultures, languages and customs. From Iceland to Israel, from Portugal to Siberia, Russia, Special Olympics athletes and supporters are dedicated to promoting respect, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.
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Stories from Europe/Eurasia
Young male Romanian player in an orange uniform catching the basketball. The 2017 Eurobasket mascot is in the middle ground. A girl is in the foreground wearing a blue uniform with the number 6 on her back. An audience is watching the action in the background.
2018 marks the 15th edition of one of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia's highlight events: European Basketball Week (EBW).
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Special Olympics basketball players huddle up during practice the day before the Unified basketball game during NBA All-Star weekend.
Four athletes get big event experience before the World Games.
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For people with intellectual disabilities, the word no is often as familiar in their lives as it is unwelcome.
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Alain Bernard stands smiling at the centre of the photo wearing a red Special Olympics t-shirt. He is surrounded by four Special Olympics France athletes in white Special Olympics t-shirts,a also smiling.
The Special Olympics family has grown a little bigger with the recent announcement that Alain Bernard has joined Special Olympics France as an Ambassador!
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Special Olympics Israel athletes are daring Israel’s most famous sports icons to Play Unified with them, and they’re calling on the public to help make it happen!
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Around 100 conference participants gathered in front of a large screen and Special Olympics branding.
What a year! Did you know that between 2017 and 2018, almost 90,000 people were involved in Special Olympics health and fitness initiatives across Europe Eurasia? Time to learn more about our exciting and diverse health work!
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