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.

Stories from Europe/Eurasia
Humans bookcover and listing on The New York Times Best Sellers list and image of three athletes on the right.
Three Special Olympics athletes are featured in the recently released New York Times Best Seller Humans. In the book, author Brandon Stanton shares stories and photographs from more than 40 countries, each drawn from his popular website and social media series called Humans of New York, which The Washington Post described as "one of the most influential art projects of the decade."
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Three finalist logos side by side.
As the second and final stage of the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 logo contest kicks off, three ideas proposed by the first stage winners will be used as blueprints to create the final emblem. Igor Gorelyshev (Moscow), Valery Sazonov (Samara) and Nyaz Hayrullin (Kazan) submitted the winning ideas and will share the prize money equally. In phase one, Russian citizens were invited to design and submit a logo representing sport, inclusion and Russian culture.
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Special Olympics Switzerland Challenge Logo
Special Olympics Switzerland has found a smart and innovative way to keep providing athletes with the training they need—even in our new more restricted reality! The Special Olympics Switzerland Challenge is a new multilingual website and activity hub where athletes can participate in digital training sessions and competitions, no matter where in the world they are!
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Niall sitting with three other athletes that are wearing masks of him.
Special Olympics Great Britain athlete Niall Guite, a basketball gold medalist, has drawn more than 100 pictures of U.K. football (soccer) stadiums and has raised £4,298 so far by selling them.
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Athlete Kai Bodenstein hugging Coach Rob van Someren Brand in a gymnasium.
My name is Rob van Someren Brand, and I’m a football coach for Special Olympics Germany in Berlin.
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Four athletes in the foreground with text behind them that reads: Heja Sverigelaget! with an illustration of the Swedish National Flag.
A new Swedish TV show, Heja Sverigelaget! (Go, Team Sweden!), which follows the journey of four Special Olympics athletes to World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, has captured the imagination of the Swedish public!
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