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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Full group including WWE star, athletes, and volunteers on the court posing for a group photo in front of a WWE and Special Olympics backdrop.
“Because when WWE and Special Olympics get together, WE GET HYPED!”
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WWE NXT Tryout participants and SO Deutschland athletes after unified workout standing in front of the ring holding a SO Deutschland banner.
WWE hosted a much-anticipated tryout for their NXT program, and our Special Olympics Deutschland athletes had the opportunity to participate right alongside them!
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Dilek Sabancı, Honorary Chairwoman of Special Olympics Turkey, with Special Olympics Turkey athletes at recent 2018 "Let's Talk" event where she received an award honouring her inspirational efforts to combat taboos and stigmas around women’s health. She is on stage with Natalia Vodianova, Europe Eurasia leadership, and Special Olympics athletes.
Dilek Sabancı, Honorary Chairwoman of Special Olympics Turkey, received an award honouring her inspirational efforts to combat taboos and stigmas around women’s health at the recent 2018 "Let's Talk" event in Antalya, Turkey.
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WWE Title belt at Old Trafford stadium
“People have bullied me for how I look or because of disabilities. But Play Unified is helping people come together and build confidence…”
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Kiera Byland smiling. Sitting on public transportation, long blond hair and blue eyes.
Guest Submission From Kiera Byland, Special Olympics Great Britain Athlete Leader
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