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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.
A man in a red football kit with his back to the camera kicks a football towards the net and a goalkeeper in yellow.
Special Olympics Belgium athletes and refugees who are living in Belgium came together to demonstrate the power of inclusion at a recent Special Olympics Unified Football Competition in Brussels.
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Athlete from Nigeria receiving an eye exam as observers look on.
During the last weekend of October 2019, Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics and Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Special Olympics Chief Health Officer joined Torin Ellis, host of Career Mix on SiriusXM’s Urban View channel.
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Unified group standing together for a group photo.
ESPN’s Around The Horn Host Tony Reali attends Generation Unified 2019 in Washington, DC with Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools locations and activities.
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Group of sorts persons putting their hands together in a circular huddle.
On 22 October, Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, announced the launch of Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign designed to create pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental differences by 2025.
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Erick Ender with Special Olympics Panama athletes and representatives in a group.
Youth from various schools in Panama, participants of the TalenPro Project, created by renowned singer-songwriter and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Erika Ender, took part in fun afternoon of Unified Sports with athletes from Special Olympics Panama.
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Dr. Timothy Shriver speaking behind a podium at a CDC engagement.
Dr. Timothy Shriver represented Special Olympics at the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds in Atlanta on 15 October—a monthly scientific presentation featuring the important work that CDC is doing in the United States and around the world to protect people and save lives.
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A man and three women wearing wet suits and swim hats and goggles on their heads, hold hands and smile as they walk out of the sea together with water splashing around their legs.
The Open Water Swimming competition at the recent Special Olympics Italia Beach Games in Cesenatico offered a truly inspiring vision of what victory really means.
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Daina Shilts and ESPN’s Kevin Neghandhi on set at ESPN.
In a Fortune Magazine Op-Ed titled, ‘Diversity and Inclusion Is Meaningless If People With Intellectual Disabilities Are Left Out,’ Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis shared the concept of Unified Leadership.
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A group of panelists in a group photo
Universal Health Advocates Commit to Ensure Children and Persons with Disabilities—The Mission Billion in Universal Health Coverage—Are Not Left Behind
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A health professional leans in to listen to a young girl’s heart through a stethoscope.
To make it easier for Special Olympics athletes to access lower cost, high-quality care, MinuteClinic is working with Special Olympics to provide sports physicals at a discounted rate.
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Baker Mayfield giving a high five to a special olympics athlete
On 24 September, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield joined Special Olympics Ohio for the reveal of the first NFL-sponsored Special Olympics Unified Sports® league’s new uniforms!
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Special Olympics Health, made globally possible by the Golisano Foundation, is creating a world where people with intellectual disabilities have every opportunity to take full advantage of the same health programs and services available to people who do not have a disability.
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