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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.
Special Olympics athletes in Venezuela participated in an inclusive first aid training facilitated by their local Red Cross national society as part of the global collaboration aimed at building more inclusive practices.
Since 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Special Olympics Health have collaborated to ensure individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are included in all aspects of humanitarian action. One element of the partnership is training individuals with and without ID on first aid to help promote more inclusive health practices.
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ESPN Honor Roll presented by ESPN and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools
ESPN & Special Olympics would like to congratulate this year's Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® Top 5 Honor Roll Schools for their dedication to inclusion.
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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Joe Haden Finds Inspiration at World Games
Joe Haden, cornerback for the Pittsburg Steelers, had a blast taking part at the Unified Flag Football Clinic at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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A photo of the Dayas-Tokoto family.
Discover how Special Olympics Unified Sports created a positive change in their son’s life.
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Ben Collins and Anthony Dinkins stand at crosswalk.
This winter, Benjamin Collins noticed something troubling on his way to work. The Special Olympics athlete and Operations Specialist at the organization’s headquarters couldn’t hear the countdown beeps and verbal cues at the crosswalks on L Streets between 18th and 19th in Washington, D.C.
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A group of five people stand holding a white banner that reads 'Play Unified. Learn Unified.' with the sea and blue sky in the background.
Special Olympics Serbia was among the national programme teams that attended the recent Unified Champion Schools National Conference in San Diego, California. Milana Jeremić, General Secretary of Special Olympics Serbia, describes this important learning experience.
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A woman stands at the centre of the photo with her arm open pointing towards a queue system. A group of people in bibs are standing at red desks waiting to serve.
Public interest in volunteering at the Special Olympics World Winter Games Sweden 2021 is growing every day.
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One adult and a group of young kids in a circle hugging one another wearing Special Olympics El Salvador neon jerseys.
Special Olympics believes that in order to create lasting attitudinal change across the world, the focus must begin on today’s youth.
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Zack and Shia standing in the water (up to their ankles) next to a small boat.
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” opens to wide release across the U.S. this weekend. The executive producer team includes Special Olympics Chairman Dr. Timothy Shriver.
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Special Olympics athlete has her eyes tested and points to an eye test card.
“Athletes of determination” was the perfect theme for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games that took place in Abu Dhabi in March.
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