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Stories From the Field of Play

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Win or lose, our athletes leave it all on the field. Read more about their triumphs, trials and trainings here.

Athletes and coaches, share your story at the bottom of the page!

Special Olympics at UEFA EURO 2024: Athletes from Hessen Countdown to Kick Off!

Special Olympics athletes across Germany are in training to volunteer at UEFA EURO 2024 through a groundbreaking tandem volunteering programme inspired by the inclusivity of Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
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BWF and Special Olympics Host First-Ever Federation-led Education and Competition Event

In another demonstration of the ever-strengthening partnership between Special Olympics and the Badminton World Federation, a global technical training and regional competition was recently held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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New Horizons Open as Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Joins Judo Intellectual Disability Project

The newly launched initiative will create opportunities for judokas with intellectual disabilities in Europe
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Thor and Joakim: One Coach, One Player, 25 Years

Swedish coach and player pair, Thor Guttormsen and Joakim Andersson, have undergone a long journey from new acquaintances to close friends, collecting accolades along the way and even attracting the attention of Zlatan Ibrahimovic!
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Special Olympics Triathletes Battle It Out at Challenge Family Triathlon

Triathlon Paves the Way for Inclusive Sport at the 3rd Annual Special Olympics European Open Triathlon
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Special Olympics World Games 2023 - The Spirit Lives On

German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and Special Olympics Germany launch coach training courses in Africa.
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European Football Week 2024: Celebrating the Beautiful Game for ALL!

European Football Week #EFW2024 will see exciting football activities taking place across the continent from 25 May to 2 June 2024.
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First-ever Para Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships to take place at Torremolinos Finals

The following is an excerpt from World Triathlon’s article on the first-ever Para Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships that is set to take place at the Championship Finals Torremolinos-Andalucía in Torremolinos, Spain next October.
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Special Olympics Colorado Athlete Conquers Mountains, Literally and Figuratively

For Hunter Specht, the mountain is his home away from home. For years, he and his family have bonded over their passion for snow sports, especially skiing. But it was when Hunter’s passion for skiing met Special Olympics Colorado that he was truly able to shine.
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Lloyd Martin runs into the Guinness World Record Books

Special Olympics Great Britain athlete Lloyd Martin ran his way into the Guinness World Record Books on 21 April 2024 by completing the TCS London Marathon.
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