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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.
Goal keeper on the field in the goal box.
The DC United verses New England Revolution unified game that took place 12 July 2019 as part of the Global Week of Inclusion in partnership with Major League Soccer and ESPN.
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Five young people in traditional costumes pose on a stage with grass and a blue sky in the background.
June was a very exciting month for Special Olympics Russia which launched the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) ‘Play Unified. Learn Unified.’ project in not one, but five cities across the country!
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WWE pro stars and Singapore athletes play Bocce on a court outside.
It’s not every day that WWE Superstars join your public speaking practice, so when Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss walked into a classroom in Singapore, it definitely became a day to remember!
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WWE Superstar and Special Olympics Ambassador The Big Show poses for a picture with Special Olympics Athlete Garrie Barnes
Seven-time world champion and first wrestling superstar to hold a WWE, WCW, and ECW championship belt, Big Show paid a visit to Special Olympics athletes and employees at the Special Olympics headquarters in Washington, DC.
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Eight individuals from young to older adult stand side by side holding a plaque; behind the group signage reads, Special Olympics Lebanon
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and made possible by the Golisano Foundation and other local partners, Special Olympics Lebanon hosted its first health conference.
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Special Olympics athletes and volunteers huddle together after athletes are awarded medals for their efforts.
Safety. A word often stressed in order to ensure the well-being of a given individual. A word often recognized as a goal for individuals to attain in their attempts to protect those they care for from hazardous situations.
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illustration of Team Supreme, 5 young super heroes and two adults.
Special Olympics knows that being inclusive improves results in the workplace and at schools. So, how about in the world of superheroes?
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A group of students stand on stage celebrating with their hands up.
ESPN honored one school in Mexico City for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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A young girls in a yellow t-shirt holds a red football. Her eyes are closed and she is shouting in glee.
The Young Athletes programme in Moldova is going from strength to strength.
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PGA Golf Player on stage looking at his mobile phone and talking to an athlete. Audience member can be seen making a video.
A few months ago, Special Olympics Arizona golfer Amy Bockerstette became the sweetheart of the PGA tour when she made par with PGA champs Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar on the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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Finish Line Youth Foundation employee presents a Special Olympics athlete with a new pair of shoes
Finish Line Youth Foundation and Special Olympics 2018 USA Games partner Brooks Running are finalists for ESPN’s 2019 Sports Humanitarian Awards for the Corporate Community Impact honor for their work in providing 1,431 Special Olympics athletes Brooks shoes during the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.
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