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 International announced today that Big Show, one of the most decorated WWE Superstars, will be named the newest Special Olympics Global Ambassador.
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“Aretha Franklin brought joy to millions — and engaged as many hearts and minds through her advocacy,” Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver said. “She sang to the world about respect and inclusion. Her appearances on two ‘A Very Special Christmas’ albums with her renditions of “O Christmas Tree” and “Winter Wonderland” , illustrated the power of music to build a movement for positive change. All of us in the Special Olympics family send our Amen to her beautiful spirit.”
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A holistic approach to healthy eating, movement, positive self-image and strengthening social interactions was the main emphasis of the recent Inclusive Summer Health Camp in Rogla, Slovenia. Run by Marko Janko and G&Z – an institute that organises summer camps where children and their families learn about a healthy lifestyle – in cooperation with Special Olympics Slovenia, the camp was a huge success!
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Every day fantastic, innovative work is happening within the health sphere in Special Olympics – contributing to our Inclusion Revolution! One fine example is the Healthy Communities programme.
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From chained in a refugee camp to freedom on the playing field, Malaki is ready to show the world his talents and gifts
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This week Special Olympics unveiled a revamped website. Our goal? Make it easy for you to get involved, read inspiring stories of our athletes and learn more about our movement.
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NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game
When society underestimates the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities, opportunities are lost. We're working to change those minds.
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Pictured: Athlete Loretta Claiborne, athlete Danielle Liebl and Unified Partner Kenny Brown.
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Slovakia returned home from Chicago as champions of the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Cup presented by Toyota.
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