In the News
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.
Ricardo Thornton and wife, Donna, at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., with Special Olympics Virginia athlete Gavin Brodie. All three are standing in front of Ricardo's display with their hands up in celebration.
Special Olympics athlete Ricardo Thornton stopped by the National Museum of American History exhibit that features his own medal and jersey.
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Singer Bada in an off white dress and a group of four supports (one female and three male) dressed in all black on stage in front of a light up sign that reads "Light up for Inclusion."
The ceremony for the ‘Light Up For Inclusion’ was held at the Jamsil Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Korea , on 21st July.
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The Unified football match in collaboration with Incheon United FC and Suwon Samsung Bluewings took place on July 18th in Korea. A group of unified players stand in a row on the field with the bleacher behind them.
The Unified football match in collaboration with Incheon United Football Club and Suwon Samsung Bluewings took place on July 18th.
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One individual hugging another
The cast of A&E’s reality series “Born This Way” is breaking barriers as one of the most inclusive shows on television.
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2018 Special Olympics Middle East North Africa (MENA) DAY 0 athletes walking onto the stage. A large projection screen is in the background showing the athltes in white and green jackets and black sweat pants. There is an art feature to the left of the screen that is part of the Abu Dhabi 2019 visual design, it resembles a tic tac toe board that is slightly bent or curved.
These will be the first Special Olympics World Games held in the Middle East/North Africa Region.
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Special Olympics Athlete standing at podium with representative behind her.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics, the 2018 Global Youth Leadership Forum comes to Baku, Azerbaijan from 24 to 28 September.
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Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, on the right side and Thomas J. Sheridan, Senior Director of Government Affairs of the National Head Start Association, on the left side sign the large Memorandum of Understanding along with numerous young athletes.
Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, and Thomas J. Sheridan, Sr. Dir. of Government Affairs of the National Head Start Association sign the Memorandum of Understanding.
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Black and white photo (ca. 1923-1924) of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her siblings John F., Joe Jr., Rosemary and Kathleen in a boat at Cohasset, Massachusetts as a child sitting on a small boat with her siblings out in the water at Cohasset, Massachusetts.
In 2018, we are honoring the 100th anniversary of Rosemary Kennedy’s birth.
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Michael Phelps in the pool with four other athletes holding onto the ropes and talking
By Jamie Hakerman, Interim CEO of SOAZ
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Denny Alldridge standing and smiling
The Special Olympics family is mourning the loss of Denny Alldridge. He died Sept. 5th at his home in Stoughton, WI. He was 72.
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video capture of logos and art work created by la casa de carlota a design studio in Barceloa; designers at la casa de carlota have ID.
The production team had this to say about working on the Casa Carlota piece, “Everyone at La Casa de Carlota was warm and friendly and seemed to truly enjoy working there.
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The Special Olympics World Tennis Invitational will be a unifying world class tennis tournament.
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