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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.
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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. To achieve this vision, more organizations and people need to step up and choose to include.
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Special Olympics athletes in Venezuela participated in an inclusive first aid training facilitated by their local Red Cross national society as part of the global collaboration aimed at building more inclusive practices.
Since 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Special Olympics Health have collaborated to ensure individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are included in all aspects of humanitarian action.
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ESPN Honor Roll presented by ESPN and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools
ESPN & Special Olympics would like to congratulate this year's Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® Top 5 Honor Roll Schools for their dedication to inclusion.
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A group of five people stand holding a white banner that reads 'Play Unified. Learn Unified.' with the sea and blue sky in the background.
Special Olympics Serbia was among the national programme teams that attended the recent Unified Champion Schools National Conference in San Diego, California. Milana Jeremić, General Secretary of Special Olympics Serbia, describes this important learning experience.
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A woman stands at the centre of the photo with her arm open pointing towards a queue system. A group of people in bibs are standing at red desks waiting to serve.
Public interest in volunteering at the Special Olympics World Winter Games Sweden 2021 is growing every day.
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Zack and Shia standing in the water (up to their ankles) next to a small boat.
“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.
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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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