Stories From the Field of Play
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Gathered inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony, excitement filled the air as each state delegation was announced. It was a moment that stood still in time as athletes were celebrated for their athletic achievements. And still, to this day it's a memory that lives vividly in the mind of Special Olympics Virginia head coach Wilson Chua.
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Special Olympics European Football Week (EFW), supported by Uefa, kicks off on 23 September.
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From 23 to 30 September, thousands of participants across 40 countries will take part in safe, local events to mark European Football Week 2021 #EFW2021, supported by supported by UEFA.
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Special Olympics South Africa athlete leader Shirnel Swarts has found success as a short track speed skater and ambassador for worthy causes.
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A short announcement of the Special Olympics Coach Webinar Series 2021, presented by Gallagher.
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Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan postponed to January 2023.
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Little did Meyer know the whole day was planned with one big surprise in mind: she would represent Ohio in swimming at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania head coach Erica Milliron might not be as experienced as other Special Olympics coaches, but she still understands the importance of Special Olympics Unified Sports® and the lessons it teaches students.
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Congratulations to the athletes, staff, volunteers and family members who took part in the first-ever Special Olympics World Championship DanceSport competition! The event started on 20 August 2021 with 80 dancers from 12 countries demonstrating inclusion on stage with precise moves and colorful costumes.
USA TODAY honored Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete, Jake Blatnica, rising Junior at Natick High School, Natick, MA, as Special Olympics Athlete of the Year which is part of their USA TODAY High School Sports Awards.
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