Europe/Eurasia Region
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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.

Stories from Europe/Eurasia
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‘Keep Up With the Girls’ is a brand new European Union-supported project aimed at getting women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) involved in football.
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This year, from 25 May to 2 June, 40,000 participants across 50 countries will take part in 450 events.
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A group in red football kits stand on a football pitch with their arms around each other facing the camera smiling.
Speaking at his team’s Gothia Special Olympics Trophy debut in Gothenburg, Special Olympics Sweden athlete, Joakim Lantz discusses what it takes to be a good leader.
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A team in blue football kits gather together in front of the goals on a pitch with their hands in the air.
Through the power of football, a strong bond has developed between SKF and Special Olympics France athletes.
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A group of footballers in red and white kits stand in line on a stage. Among the predominantly male group, there are two blonde girls looking at the camera with their thumbs up.
Kimberley and Rachel, aged 16, are the only two girls on their football squad of ten. They represent a new generation of girls with intellectual disabilities determined to spread their passion for football far and wide!
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A collection of nine square photos in a collage together featuring football teams with their hands in the air in celebration.
30 teams. 15 nations. Six groups. After 72 matches over four days, by the time the Gothia Special Olympics Trophy finals took place, every player on the pitch was deserving of triumph!
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