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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.
PGA Golf Player on stage looking at his mobile phone and talking to an athlete. Audience member can be seen making a video.
A few months ago, Special Olympics Arizona golfer Amy Bockerstette became the sweetheart of the PGA tour when she made par with PGA champs Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar on the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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Finish Line Youth Foundation employee presents a Special Olympics athlete with a new pair of shoes
Finish Line Youth Foundation and Special Olympics 2018 USA Games partner Brooks Running are finalists for ESPN’s 2019 Sports Humanitarian Awards for the Corporate Community Impact honor for their work in providing 1,431 Special Olympics athletes Brooks shoes during the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.
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Group of seven athletes standing in front of a sign that reads, Changing the world is a contact sport, game on. Some of the athletes are holding Bocce balls.
For the very first time, Special Olympics hosted a Unified Bocce experience at the United Nations.
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A group of young people in yellow and white t-shirts stand behind an 'ESPN and Special Olympics Unified Sports' banner facing the camera on an indoor court.
Participants at the recent ESPN-sponsored Unified Football Tournament in Bosnia and Herzegovina experienced not only the joy of football, but also moments of inclusion, connection and generosity.
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Runners in red t-shirts running towards the camera across a finish line.
What do Special Olympics athletes and supporters, Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter OBE and Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah have in common?
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A group of swimmers in open water. All swimmers have on yellow swim caps with numbers.
The Inaugural Washington DC Sharkfest Swim—taking place in Washington, D.C.'s National Harbor waters on June 23, 2019—is bringing three organizations together to host one fun and inclusive event.
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A group of athletes close together posing with thumbs up and the peace sign; athletes are wearing red and white Adidas football uniforms.
On Monday, June 10th, Special Olympics International, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations will host a panel discussion at the United Nations in conjunction with the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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Photo of the training for life campus for the Special Olympics.
A little after midnight on Thursday, May 23, my wife, our dogs, our hedgehog and I were all hunkered down in our basement in Jefferson City, Missouri, watching the news as a storm moved across the state.
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Logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Sweden 2021 accompanied by a photo of a skier in motion on the snow.
Fair and equal access to health care for those with intellectual disabilities is set to be a major focus of the 2021 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Sweden.
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Six young adults on stage putting on a performance. The sign in the background reads Unified Champion Schools Distinction Awards.
ESPN honored sixteen schools for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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Eleven women wearing orange and white football kits stand in front of a football/soccer net on a football pitch.
More than 150 players from across Europe were greeted as true champions at the Closing Ceremony of the recent Special Olympics European 8-a-side Football Tournament in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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In a line of female athletes standing on a stage with medals around their necks, one shakes hand with a female standing on the ground.
Players at the recent Special Olympics European Football Tournament were not only cheered on by friends, fans and families, they were also supported by international football star Célia Šašić.
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