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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.
Two image side by side, one of Gleyber and the other of Willson.
Major League Baseball All-Stars Willson Contreras and Gleyber Torres joined Special Olympics as the first MLB players to be named Global Ambassadors.
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Hanna Joy Atkinson standing with a young man in front of a company logo that reads: Channel Kindness.
This blog article, written by Hanna Joy Atkinson, a Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, was originally posted by Special Olympics North America. Lady Gaga recently interviewed Hanna who served as a reporter for Lady Gaga’s Channel Kindness, the digital platform for her Born This Way Foundation.
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Soeren Palumbo at a game, clapping his hands above his head.
Special Olympics Vice President of Global Youth Engagement Soeren Palumbo discussed the expansion and importance of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools© with Dan Loney, host of Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM radio.
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European Football Week 2020 cards featuring Joe McKenzie, David Evangelista, and Suzanne van den Einden
Football star Seamus Coleman backs campaign to support players during Covid-19 crisis.
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Adedamola and his sister Princess on stage at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 welcome ceremony.
Adedamola Roberts, 5 times Special Olympics Gold medallist in swimming, shared his thoughts on having a sense of purpose, identify and value in The Guardian Nigeria.
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Young adult male in a yellow shirt sitting at a table talking into a microphone. Two females can be seen in the background.
In an article for The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, 2020 Social Connectedness Fellow at Special Olympics Olivia Najdovski explains unique challenges faced by siblings of people with intellectual disabilities face and explores solutions.
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Illustration of Loretta with text that reads: Top of [HER] Game. | Special Guest Loretta Claiborne | SNONE SNNOW
In an interview for Top of HER Game on Sportsnet, Loretta Clairborne, Special Olympics Board of Directors Vice Chair, recounted her journey from being ignored in school to becoming the voice of millions of Special Olympics athletes.
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Katie Day Special Olympics Great Britain athlete leader and Michelle Carney, Special Olympics Great Britain C.E.O.
Register now to watch Special Olympics Great Britain’s Katie Day (athlete leader) and Michelle Carney (C.E.O.) participation at the Dial Global Virtual Summit on diversity and inclusion.
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Three girls hug on the football pitch in celebration.
This year, European Football Week goes digital. Welcome to Faces of Football!
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Daniel Smrokowski sitting at a round table with his podcast equipment in front of him.
Special Olympics Chief Marketing, Development & Communications Officer Kelli Seely was recently a guest on the FUTRSPRT podcast to discuss the Special Olympics’ collaboration with Pandora called the Special Olympics Champions playlist. She also discussed keeping athletes fit and engaged during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Special Olympics Russia Holds Logo Design Competition for 2022 Winter Games
The logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 will be determined by a design contest hosted by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation in cooperation with Special Olympics Russia.
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Rosemary and Eunice standing under and umbrella (black and white photo)
ESPN and Special Olympics teamed up on a year-long storytelling initiative telling the stories of game changers and game changing moments toward inclusion.
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