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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!
Siblings of Special Olympics athletes speak passionately about inclusion.
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Celebrating Mother’s day with Special Olympics Singapore athlete Johannes story.
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Played under overcast skies and cool temperatures at the Golf Club at Creighton Farms, Day Two was a Ryder Cup-style tournament with members of Special Olympics, the First Tee of Greater Washington, DC, Wounded Warrior Project veterans and Howard University men’s golfers playing in pairs of two.
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Special Olympics athletes were joined by Wounded Warrior Project veterans, members of the First Tee, Howard University men’s golfers and PGA TOUR professionals for a “best ball” tournament.
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Kyung Il Kang of Korea will showcase both his skills and story at this summer's Unified Cup in Detroit
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Special Olympics Puerto Rico athlete David “El Delfin Boricua” Torres Rivera became the first person with Down syndrome to participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico.
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For Special Olympics athlete, Chris Teich, confidence ties directly back to a key aspect of the Special Olympics Athlete Oath: Let me win but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt
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A team of Special Olympics athletes in Argentina are the leaders of a new digital magazine.
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When Jad was born in Thailand and diagnosed with Down syndrome, his mother was overcome with sadness and disappointment.
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World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated around the world on 2 April and designated by the United Nations to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
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There’s a “sweet” business booming in Detroit these days.
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Tania Wright was looking for activities to do with her best friend, Kimberly Henry, when she stumbled upon Special Olympics.
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