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In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These news stories come from all around the world.
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In just under one month, ESPN’s global coverage of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi will begin with a live three-hour special.
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For people with intellectual disabilities, the word no is often as familiar in their lives as it is unwelcome.
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Alain Bernard stands smiling at the centre of the photo wearing a red Special Olympics t-shirt. He is surrounded by four Special Olympics France athletes in white Special Olympics t-shirts,a also smiling.
The Special Olympics family has grown a little bigger with the recent announcement that Alain Bernard has joined Special Olympics France as an Ambassador!
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Special Olympics Israel athletes are daring Israel’s most famous sports icons to Play Unified with them, and they’re calling on the public to help make it happen!
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Athlete lighting the eternal flame during the opening ceremony.
One month from now, the most unified World Games in the history of the Special Olympics movement kicks off in the UAE on 14 March.
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This year marks the 8th Annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Game
Once again, the power of unity will shine on center court at the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game during NBA All-Star weekend.
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Jaden James smile and holding a basketball.
15-year-old Jaden James, Special Olympics Oklahoma, sunk this 3-point bucket during a basketball tournament in Fort Smith.
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Great Britain SO athletes and team members in a large group outside.
Special Olympics has partnered with, CreatorUp to create video content to support the “Meet the Determined” campaign to promote the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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Amy Bockerstette with Gary Woodland on the golf course
Gary Woodland surprises Special Olympics athlete Amy // PGA TOUR
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Two people illustrating artistic visual notes on a large drawing board.
In March 2019, our Global Youth Leadership Summit will bring together unified young leaders of the Special Olympics movement to mold a new world.
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The Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi 2019 will bring the games alive with 360-degree virtual reality videos.
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Special Olympics athlete Daina Hannah at X-Games with Hanna Teter showing off medals.
Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding is returning to X Games Aspen for a fifth straight year!
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