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athlete lead
Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics. Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from all around the world—5.6 million and counting! They are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our global community. They're also having lots of fun!
Unified Storytellers are capturing the sights and sounds of the Cup, from fans in the stands, to those on the field.
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Meet Special Olympics Jamaica athlete Geovannie Britton who is taking part in the Unified Cup 2022.
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Created in 1922, the British Empire Medal is granted by the Crown in recognition of meritorious civil or military service.
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In her 40’s and with nearly four decades of experience in various disciplines, May hopes to be a role model for the younger generation and new athletes in many ways.
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The oath that Special Olympics athletes recite at competitions large and small is brief and sincere: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
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Thomas Cleek, a Special Olympics Missouri golfer, worked for CBS Sports as a spotter at the John Deere Classic this past Fourth of July holiday weekend.
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World Badminton Day is celebrated on 5 July in recognition of the Badminton World Federation’s founding on 5 July 1934.
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Inclusion helps everyone—as Yang Le knows. He’s gone from employee with intellectual disabilities to employer, working with people with intellectual disabilities—and without!
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Playing a variety of positions, the 21-year-old says he enjoys wide receiver the most, but he also shines on the defensive side of the ball.
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Ionut, 25, and Edi, 30, have joined hundreds of volunteers who help Ukrainian refugees transiting through Romania to other countries in Europe.
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Along with training to compete in swimming at the 2022 USA Games, Eric and his family have made family fitness a priority with the help of Special Olympics Fitness programming.
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For most, Special Olympics flag football is an opportunity for athletes and Unified partners to come together and take their skills to the gridiron for friendly competition.
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