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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.
The Special Olympics movement is remembering the lasting legacy of Andreas Potamianos, Founder and Honorary President of Special Olympics Hellas (Greece).
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Special Olympics Michigan President & CEO Tim Hileman joins Rick Tiddle on the American Forces Network to discuss the 2022 Unified Cup, that will take place in Detroit Michigan from July 31st – August 6th of 2022.
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Jim Abbott joins Alanna Rizzo on High Heat to raise awareness for the 2022 Special Olympics Unified Cup.
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“It has definitely inspired me from a stand point of, the word I’ve been using, Willie, is ‘proximity.’ Proximity allows me to move from passive sympathy to active empathy.”
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Ben Haack served for 9 years on the Board of his local Program, Special Olympics Australia. We asked him to share his advice for young Athlete Leaders in Africa Region wanting to do the same.
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How can athletic uniforms be more inclusive? Through a new partnership, Special Olympics and Parsons School of Design try to answer that question.
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From Brussels to Nairobi and from Tuzla to Turin and beyond, the Special Olympics Unified with Refugees program continues to expand its reach in affording Special Olympics athletes and refugee youth alike the opportunity to come together and Play Unified.
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Meet the five new Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes featured by Aerie during the Special Olympics Global Week of Inclusion 2021.
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With the support of EEA and Norway Grants, nine partners across Europe have joined forces to help improve lives for children with developmental disabilities through the ‘Inclusion Through Sports for Children with Developmental Disabilities’ project.
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Athlete Ben Collins interviews friend and Unified Youth Leadership pair for International Day of Friendship.
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Programs across the Special Olympics North America Region have started to select and announce the athletes, Unified partners and coaches who will participate in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando June 5-12.
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