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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 young athlete is playing table tennis during 2018 Special Olympics East Asia Unified Camp. He is wearing a red and white Special Olympics jersey and a blue watch. He has a ping pong paddle in his right hand and balancing a ball on top which he is intently staring and consecrating on.
2018 Special Olympics East Asia Unified Camp was held in Fujian Normal University from July 1st to July 6th.
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Singer Bada in an off white dress and a group of four supports (one female and three male) dressed in all black on stage in front of a light up sign that reads "Light up for Inclusion."
The ceremony for the ‘Light Up For Inclusion’ was held at the Jamsil Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Korea , on 21st July.
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Young athlete from Special Olympics Mongolia is developing his athletic skill during Young Athlete Training workshop. He is sitting on the carpet with his legs bent in front of him holding a multi-colored polka-dot ball preparing to toss it through an orange hoop mounted on a yellow cone. There are more young athletes in the background.
From June 5 to 6, 2018, Special Olympics Mongolia organized its Young Athlete Training Workshop in Ulaanbaatar with over 60 coaches, teachers, and parents.
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Runners in yellow reflective vests run besides law enforcement officers down a road in a rural setting.
To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Special Olympics, Special Olympics Mongolia held the first Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 30, 2018.
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Participants, athletes, parents and representatives of the 42nd Special Olympics Hong Kong Swimming Competition stand in a row shoulder to shoulder in front of Special Olympics signage.
The "42th SOHK Swimming Competition" was successfully held on July 3 & 15, 2018 at the Shing Mun Valley Swimming Pool.
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Attendees of the Special Olympics Family Forum in Xi'An, China are in a group, six males and females in the front row and six in the back row, the back row is making a heart shape with the their hands and arms above their head with the person next to them. A young man in the front is holding a poster with notes and a drawing of two hands inside a heart.
Special Olympics (SO) Family Forum was successfully held in Xi'an, China, between July 10th – 12th, 2018.
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The Unified football match in collaboration with Incheon United FC and Suwon Samsung Bluewings took place on July 18th in Korea. A group of unified players stand in a row on the field with the bleacher behind them.
The Unified football match in collaboration with Incheon United Football Club and Suwon Samsung Bluewings took place on July 18th.
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FWD group representatives and Special Olympics Hong Kong representatives pose around a large gold colored medallion in front of a back drop sponsored by FWD and Special Olympics Hong Kong that reads: FWD X Special Olympics Hong Kong Partnership Kick-off Ceremony
FWD Group (“FWD”) and Special Olympics Hong Kong (SOHK) join hands for a long-term partnership to support young people with intellectual disabilities.
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Special Olympics Athletes, Hillary Kern in a pink Special Olympics hoodie smiling for a picture. Behind her are two Special Olympics Healthy Athletes posters hung on a tan wall.
The following submission comes from Special Olympics New Hampshire athlete Parker Thornton.
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Chicago Cubs Pitcher, Kyle Hendricks, stands with athletes and two Celebrity Sweat celebrities after participating in Yoga. Athletes are in shorts and a red shirt that reads Keep Calm and Live Unified and some of the athletes have medals around their necks. Kyle in all blue and white tights has a medal around his neck.
SO athlete Daniel Smrokowski, Chicago Cubs Kyle Hendricks and his wife Emma Hendricks shared their motivations and daily routines.
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