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Every day, our athletes inspire people everywhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. Learn more about the power Special Olympics has to make real change all around the world.
Learn to Lead with the #UnifiedGeneration
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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, occurring on 6 April, was created by the U.N. in 2013 to recognize the impact that sport can have on human rights issues. For 2021, the theme is resiliency—building back stronger and better.
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Coach LaCapra, of Oxford High School, was awarded the SONA Outstanding Coach award for Unified Champion Schools.
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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is hosting the Digital Youth Summit: Inclusion in Action on May 7, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00PM ET for all middle and high school students.
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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools offers free resources to help students and educators reenter the in-person school setting with an inclusive mindset.
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In 1968, two women, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Chief Justice Anne Burke combined forces to organize the first Special Olympics event. In the decades since, women have been working behind the scenes in many different roles to coordinate and lead Special Olympics World Games execution.
Special Olympics Board Chairman Timothy Shriver joins the Jake Asman Show to discuss Special Olympics athletes and the upcoming 2022 World Winter Games in Kazan.
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Thanks to virtual opportunities and support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, two unique new regions in Mexico will join the movement of Unified Sports and Unified Schools.
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Special Olympics Kenya coaches and athletes lead Fit 5 workouts on a national education broadcast during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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High schoolers participating in the Play Unified : Learn Unified project in Chile took on a new type of competition this winter: storytelling.
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This article talks about the two coaches that were selected for the SONA outstanding coach award.
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The International Ski Federation (FIS) and Special Olympics (SOI) are joining forces to engage athletes with and without intellectual disabilities.
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