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Stories From the Field of Play
5 athletes racing in the roller skating rink.
Win or lose, our athletes leave it all on the field. Read more about their triumphs, trials and trainings here.

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Eleni Rossides introduced the Motor Activity Training Program to a crowd of 200 students at the Malta Invitational Games 2022 University Forum in May.
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Special Olympics Malta Invitational Games brought a sense of relief in our movement and an injection of energy to the athletes.
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The following is an excerpt from the article titled Architecture and Significance at Special Olympics Malta written by Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Regional President and Managing Director David Evangelista and published by Times of Malta.
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When two iconic baseball clubs like the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees meet for interleague play, it serves as a recipe for the makings of an exceptional game.
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The corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood is considered sacred soil for baseball fans in the Motor City.
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With excitement in his voice, Collins Clingman talks about his lifelong passion for the Green Bay Packers and Iowa Hawkeye football. The Ottumwa, Iowa, native also says he’s a season ticket holder for the local community college’s basketball team. He loves to watch games with his brother-in-law, and for more than 25 years, he’s participated in athletics, softball and bowling for Special Olympics Iowa. There’s no denying it: Clingman is in his element whenever sports are involved.
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The following is an excerpt from the article by Special Olympics Sports Manager Kester Edwards titled Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Athletes Make History in Challenge Family Triathlon Series published by AIPS International Sports Press Association.
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Welcoming athletes to compete in six different sports disciplines: aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, football, and table tennis.
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Good day to all our readers! As we point our attention to the upcoming 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, I hope you are ready for a magical event full of competition and togetherness!
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Preparing for a big competition takes both mental and physical exercise. This month, I’ll share with you how I prepare for state competitions and my advice on overcoming any nerves. Personally, I’ve only competed at regional and state competitions for Special Olympics Illinois. You can apply the tips I share to national or world games competitions.
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