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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.
Justin and Caraline met through Special Olympics New York Coach Brian Tenety’s Unified basketball team in high school. Today, they carry on his legacy of inclusion as teammates and friends—on and off the court.
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Oana Rotar, a 29-year-old athlete with Special Olympics Romania, made history earlier this year when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to be employed in the country’s public administration.
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As the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games came to an end, all in attendance gathered to celebrate a week of sports and inclusion at the Closing Ceremony. Over the loudspeakers and displayed on the jumbotron, the announcement that the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games would be held in Orlando, FL was made. A sense of excitement could be felt throughout the entire venue.
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Special Olympics celebrates the value of inclusion alongside the LGBTQ+ community.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support work that improves the overall health and quality of life for people living with disabilities, including those with intellectual disabilities.
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Essilor Vision Foundation recently interviewed David Evangelista, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
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Celebrating World Bicycle Day with Special Olympics Mauritius Athlete Al-Sayyed Curumthaullee
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Over the last three years, the Play Unified: Learn Unified initiative has helped create nearly 2,000 new Unified Schools in 14 Programs, driving inclusion for youth with and without intellectual disabilities around the world.
The Government of Malta has officially signed its commitment to host the Special Olympics Invitational Games Malta 2022, an event which will see over 450 athletes from across Europe and beyond gather to compete in various sports next year.
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Special Olympics guest star and co-star of Power Rangers Dino Fury talk about inclusion in new videos.
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Amber Radford, a Special Olympics North Carolina coach, shares how the impact she has on all the athletes affects her. She details her start with the movement.
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Special Olympics partnered with Global Youth Mobilization at their first-ever Global Youth Summit where Youth Leaders from Special Olympics Latin America hosted a session on education for children with intellectual disabilities.
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