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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.
The Supreme Court should block the execution of a Texas man with intellectual disability—again, a Los Angeles Times op-ed by Timothy Shriver.
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Athletes, representatives, and friends gather together in a group in front of the World Tennis Invitational sign for a group photo. Every is wearing a white and red or red polo shirt.
The five-day event, hosted in the Dominican Republic was the largest unified tennis event held globally.
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Full group including WWE star, athletes, and volunteers on the court posing for a group photo in front of a WWE and Special Olympics backdrop.
“Because when WWE and Special Olympics get together, WE GET HYPED!”
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Split screen of SO Germany and SO representatives at Special Olympics World Tennis Invitational in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic talking to one another and announcing Special Olympics 2023 will be held in Berlin, Germany.
Johanna Pramstaller, Special Olympics Austria, was excited to announce that the 2023 World Games will be held in Berlin, Germany.
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A female athlete leader holds a microphone as she talks at an event. People in the background listen to her.
Special Olympics, in partnership with Kantar, conducted research on the role of attitudes in promoting inclusion in friendships, communities, health, education, and jobs.
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WWE NXT Tryout participants and SO Deutschland athletes after unified workout standing in front of the ring holding a SO Deutschland banner.
WWE hosted a much-anticipated tryout for their NXT program, and our Special Olympics Deutschland athletes had the opportunity to participate right alongside them!
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Mallory Morris in workout clothes and a t-shirt that reads: Team Kansas Special Olympics, is holding a sign that reads Hashtag Inclusive Health
Mallory Morris is a twenty-four year old Special Olympics who competes in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field in her hometown of Manhattan, Kansas.
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Dilek Sabancı, Honorary Chairwoman of Special Olympics Turkey, with Special Olympics Turkey athletes at recent 2018 "Let's Talk" event where she received an award honouring her inspirational efforts to combat taboos and stigmas around women’s health. She is on stage with Natalia Vodianova, Europe Eurasia leadership, and Special Olympics athletes.
Dilek Sabancı, Honorary Chairwoman of Special Olympics Turkey, received an award honouring her inspirational efforts to combat taboos and stigmas around women’s health at the recent 2018 "Let's Talk" event in Antalya, Turkey.
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WWE Title belt at Old Trafford stadium
“People have bullied me for how I look or because of disabilities. But Play Unified is helping people come together and build confidence…”
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David Evangelista speaking behind a podium that reads, "inclusion in Motion."
Listen and learn was how Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Regional President & Managing Director, David Evangelista described the Leadership Conference 2018 “Inclusion in Motion”.
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90 participants in a group photo. 4 rows of people are in front of a projection screen with text that reads, inclusion in Motion.
Some interesting facts and figures that emerged from the Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Leadership Conference 2018 “Inclusion in Motion.”
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The athlete leaders and youth leader who contributed to the Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Leadership Conference 2018
“I stand here before you as a leader”—there was no doubting the truth of that statement from Kiera Byland.
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