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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.
Three times a week, the Special Olympics Alaska headquarters is transformed into a homemade studio, resembling the closest thing to what a television personality would use. Ayesha Abdul-Jillil sits behind a red tablecloth-draped table with the Special Olympics logo across the front. With video monitors and recording devices all around her, Abdul-Jillil gets ready to host her "Afternoons with Ayesa" segment, helping athletes stay fit and connected virtually.
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Today, the Berlin Local Organizing Committee announced its Host Town Program, the largest communal inclusion project in Germany’s history.
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Twenty Special Olympics snowboarders and skiers participated in the 2022 X Games alongside professional athletes this past Friday in Aspen, Colorado.
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For a half-century SHAPE America and Special Olympics have created a bond that has inspired inclusive physical education (PE) programs throughout the Special Olympics North America Region. In Minnesota a school district and school are looking to set the standard of what to expect in the classroom and how it should be showcased in the hallways.
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2022 Special Olympics Unified Snowboard & Ski Races Set to Commence at X Games Aspen on ESPN
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Special Olympics was highlighted by NFL players during the 2021 #MyCauseMyCleats Activation.
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From August 2021 to May 2022, The Decade of Inclusion interview series will capture the past, present and future of the partnership between Division III and Special Olympics. This is the sixth article in the 10-part series.
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Each athlete coached and each teammate of Rylie’s becomes a part of the Halls’ extended family. That’s the way it’s always been.
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A wonderful video created by Special Olympics Lebanon team and athletes to wish everyone a joyful Christmas holiday.
The world's number one tennis player with down syndrome, Tim Gould, shows us how to be a champion.
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JR Jackson of CBS Sports Radio teamed up with Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® to host the "Media for the Movement" tour.
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2022 Special Olympics USA Games wins the Amazon Web Services Grant for nonprofits.
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