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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.
Katie Day Special Olympics Great Britain athlete leader and Michelle Carney, Special Olympics Great Britain C.E.O.
Register now to watch Special Olympics Great Britain’s Katie Day (athlete leader) and Michelle Carney (C.E.O.) participation at the Dial Global Virtual Summit on diversity and inclusion.
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Three girls hug on the football pitch in celebration.
This year, European Football Week goes digital. Welcome to Faces of Football!
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Text reads: 5 ways to build back more inclusive.
After disruptive but necessary closings, Special Olympics is committed to supporting schools to return with more connection and community.
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Daniel Smrokowski sitting at a round table with his podcast equipment in front of him.
Special Olympics Chief Marketing, Development & Communications Officer Kelli Seely was recently a guest on the FUTRSPRT podcast to discuss the Special Olympics’ collaboration with Pandora called the Special Olympics Champions playlist. She also discussed keeping athletes fit and engaged during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Special Olympics Russia Holds Logo Design Competition for 2022 Winter Games
The logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 will be determined by a design contest hosted by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation in cooperation with Special Olympics Russia.
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Rosemary and Eunice standing under and umbrella (black and white photo)
ESPN and Special Olympics teamed up on a year-long storytelling initiative telling the stories of game changers and game changing moments toward inclusion.
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Rajah Sy on left with daughter Khadija, a Special Olympics Senegal athlete.
Special Olympics Senegal National Director Rajah Sy calls for a fully inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.
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Multiple images of zoom meeting attendees.
For the first time ever in Latin America, gamers with intellectual disabilities played alongside influencers, athletes and professional gamers in a Unified eSports tournament held on 30 July 2020 as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Chile. The teams competed in two FIFA 20 matches and attracted media, sponsor and influencer attention.
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Daniel interviewing Apolo Ohno
“Just like in the Olympics and just like right now, we have to get back up, we have to throw ourselves towards the finish line and we have to continuously keep adapting and reinventing ourselves.”
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Screenshot of the Online Learning Ports homepage.
After many months of work, Special Olympics is bursting with excitement to share that our online coach education courses are now available in even more global languages.
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