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A large group of athletes and Special Olympics representatives stand in a circle clapping with joyful expressions on their faces.
Two women sit among a group of children all wearing matching blue t-shirts.
Katelyn Garbin from Oslo, Norway has grown from a talented young Special Olympics gymnast into Head Coach of the Norwegian Rhythmic Gymnastics team.
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A group in red football kits stand on a football pitch with their arms around each other facing the camera smiling.
Speaking at his team’s Gothia Special Olympics Trophy debut in Gothenburg, Special Olympics Sweden athlete, Joakim Lantz discusses what it takes to be a good leader.
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A group of footballers in red and white kits stand in line on a stage. Among the predominantly male group, there are two blonde girls looking at the camera with their thumbs up.
Kimberley and Rachel, aged 16, are the only two girls on their football squad of ten. They represent a new generation of girls with intellectual disabilities determined to spread their passion for football far and wide!
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Women in football/soccer jerseys run after a football on a green pitch.
Suzanne van den Einden-Brok from The Netherlands is both a Special Olympics Athlete Leader and a dedicated footballer. Now she’s combining her talents on a mission open up the beautiful game to ALL women and girls!
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Two female footballers on the pitch trying to take control of the ball.
The month of June is an amazing time for Special Olympics footballers and football fans all across the globe.
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Kiera Byland smiling with her hands held together and in front of her mouth.
British cycling star Kiera Byland won a gold medal for Team Great Britain in her opening race at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 on 16 March.
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Three brothers from Belgium "Smash Brother" standing side by side with their arms around one another all wearing red Special Olympics Belgium t-shirts.
Gilles Dupont loves basketball. Even more than that, he loves playing basketball with his brothers and Unified partners, Robin and Floris.
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Shane smiling
Shane is dedicated, determined, and has his priorities all set out.
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Kiera Byland smiling. Sitting on public transportation, long blond hair and blue eyes.
Guest Submission From Kiera Byland, Special Olympics Great Britain Athlete Leader
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Peter Kanzunguze Jr, a Leo from Blantyre, Malawi (left) with participants at the Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan which took place from 24 to 28 September.
Peter Kanzunguze Jr. describes his experience of the Global Youth Leadership Forum and how it has empowered him to advocate for an inclusive society!
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Bettina Lehmann will represent Special Olympics Germany at the upcoming Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan!
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Thanks to the program, supported by Essilor, 13-year-old Cristi Ardeleanu is experiencing huge improvements to his eyesight.
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