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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A new BBC documentary on how Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver changed the world through sport is inspiring Special Olympics supporters across Great Britain to join the Special Olympics Unified Mile on 26 May 2019.
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A team of female footballers in a blue kit jump in the air on a football pitch.
With football fans counting down the days to kick-off at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Special Olympics is also gearing up for a week-long celebration of the beautiful game.
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A group of people pose for the camera, standing between Special Olympics branding in a school.
As the first anniversary of Special Olympics’ milestone partnership with Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) draws closer, our teams travelled together to Serbia to explore the impact of the collaboration in schools across the country.
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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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Volunteers and athletes dance together on the sand at the beach at the 2018 Beach Games in Trinidad.
You can find them at events, in offices and all over social media! Special Olympics volunteers are the motor fueling the movement.
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