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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.
A man in a red football kit with his back to the camera kicks a football towards the net and a goalkeeper in yellow.
Special Olympics Belgium athletes and refugees who are living in Belgium came together to demonstrate the power of inclusion at a recent Special Olympics Unified Football Competition in Brussels.
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Woman standing in from of a group of people giving a presentation and holding a Special Olympics football.
I have been a volunteer with Special Olympics for more than two years now. As a youth leader, I work closely with the athletes of Special Olympics to advocate for a more inclusive society in India and around the world. The life lessons I’ve learned in the course of this journey have been invaluable.
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Nyasha in a red polo speaking to the camera during the filming of an instructional video.
Special Olympics athletes have skills and abilities beyond sports. In a new Expert Tip video series, athletes share their know-how on a range of helpful and popular topics.
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Athlete from Nigeria receiving an eye exam as observers look on.
During the last weekend of October 2019, Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics and Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Special Olympics Chief Health Officer joined Torin Ellis, host of Career Mix on SiriusXM’s Urban View channel.
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David Egan stands next to a SourceAmerica sign at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle.
Exemplifying the spirit of the Delivering Jobs campaign, the launch on 22 October 2019 was a truly collaborative effort between Autism Speaks, Best Buddies, and Special Olympics in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
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Alia and Tim Shriver pose for a photo together.
“I Can Cookies” – baked with love!
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Unified group standing together for a group photo.
ESPN’s Around The Horn Host Tony Reali attends Generation Unified 2019 in Washington, DC with Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools locations and activities.
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Athletes and coaches pose in front of the open water swim course.
Over 175 athletes, coaches, and volunteers descended on Last Cuevas Beach in Trinidad for the 4th annual Special Olympics Beach Games.
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Daniel swimming on the left and Daniel posing in front of a microphone on the right smiling.
Daniel says, “Creating inclusive workplaces is one of the best parts that I enjoy about working at Goodwill.”
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Group of sorts persons putting their hands together in a circular huddle.
On 22 October, Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, announced the launch of Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign designed to create pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental differences by 2025.
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