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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.
Ahmad sitting on a couch in a blue polo shirt smiling for the photo.
Watch the inspirational story of Ahmed and his sisters, who are giving back to society by joining thousands of volunteers in supporting the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Kevin stands staring after the softball he just threw with his right hand. His hand is still extended. He has a softball mitt on his left hand.
My name is Kevin Brown, and I am a Special Olympics athlete from New York. I work for the FBI, and I was recently chosen to serve on the LETR International Executive Council.
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Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns in his #6 jersey with a browns knitted cap on at  a game.
More than 800 NFL players raised money and awareness for organizations supporting various causes by wearing custom cleats during the 2018 regular season.
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Around 100 conference participants gathered in front of a large screen and Special Olympics branding.
What a year! Did you know that between 2017 and 2018, almost 90,000 people were involved in Special Olympics health and fitness initiatives across Europe Eurasia? Time to learn more about our exciting and diverse health work!
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4 Special Olympics athletes in different blocks of the screen.
Mary J. Blige, Angie Martinez “Christmas in the City” written and recorded for A Very Special Christmas 3 Album.
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A Special Olympics athlete having his eyes tested at an Opening Eyes screening.
Petra and Luka Temnikar travelled 140 kilometres across Slovenia to attend a Special Olympics Opening Eyes screening, and it was worth every kilometre!
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Special Olympics coaches and athletes stand in a gym in work-out gear.
Special Olympics Slovenia is currently in its second year of a three-year Healthy Communities Project, within which one of the main focuses is healthy lifestyle promotion.
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Female speaker with a microphone presents powerpoint presentation at the top of a room.
Special Olympics Belgium recently organised a high-level Health Summit calling for immediate action to improve health services for all people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Belgium.
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Model in Special Olympics and Prinkshop merchandise available at J. Crew.
We are excited to announce that the prinkshop and Special Olympics designs will now be sold on J.Crew Marketplace.
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A group of 20 athletes siblings stand together in a group photo holding their certificates after completing the Siblings Workshop.
Twenty siblings from the region (Special Olympics Middle East North Africa) gathered to share experiences, address challenges, and find ways to overcome barriers.
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