In the News
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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.
Peanutbutter Falcon
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” opens to wide release across the U.S. this weekend. The executive producer team includes Special Olympics Chairman Dr. Timothy Shriver.
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Special Olympics athlete has her eyes tested and points to an eye test card.
“Athletes of determination” was the perfect theme for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games that took place in Abu Dhabi in March. I cannot think of a better way to describe the extraordinary individuals from 170 countries around the world who participated in the games.
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Zadock Mavinda, a 16-year old, sits in his house during the Golisano Foundation's visit.
"Among one hundred women, only one woman will accept to take care of a child that is not hers and has intellectual disabilities..."
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Ann Costello, Executive Director of the Foundation Visits Kenya for the first time and meets with athletes and teachers
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A collection of nine square photos in a collage together featuring football teams with their hands in the air in celebration.
30 teams. 15 nations. Six groups. After 72 matches over four days, by the time the Gothia Special Olympics Trophy finals took place, every player on the pitch was deserving of triumph!
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Group of students from Arizona posing for a picture during PE Class.
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota on 31 July 2019 SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) and Special Olympics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize a partnership that has been in effect for over 50 years.
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A group of men in blue shorts and white t-shirts stand together around one man who is holding a trophy. They have their mouths open as if shouting or cheering.
For one week every year, Gothenburg, Sweden is consumed by football fever as the Gothia Cup takes hold of the city—and the Gothia Special Olympics Trophy is right at the heart of it!
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A woman wearing glasses a red t-shirt stands on a stage holding a microphone facing forward with three women standing in a row beside her and watching her speak.
In early July 2019, Lions Clubs International Foundation—one of Special Olympics largest and most long-standing global partners—offered athletes the opportunity to share our joint message of inclusion at the 102nd Lions Clubs International Convention in Milan.
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A group of people run towards the camera and across a finish line holding banners and waving their arms in the air.
Special Olympics athletes were honoured to play an important role in the recent Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival)—a multifaceted international arts, sports and education festival organised every June by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece.
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A woman and two men sit behind a desk with mircophones and a Special Olympics flag.
Olga Slutsker has been elected as the new President of Special Olympics Russia at a recent Extraordinary Conference in Moscow.
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Girl standing in the grass holding a sign that reads: Congratulations! ATM i'm the newest loudest and proudest member of the fightin texas aggies!
Texas A&M University will open Aggie ACHIEVE program this fall where young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aggie ACHIEVE is an inclusive, certificate-based, four-year education program.
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