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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.
Two NBA players standing behind two Special Olympics athletes on the court.
Twelve Special Olympics All-star athletes will be on the same teams as some of the NBA’s finest players, including NBA legends, active and former WNBA players and celebrity figures.
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NFL legend and SiriusXM host Ed McCaffrey interviews athlete Antrone “Juice” Williams and NFL quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.
Every year, the week before the Super Bowl features the one of the largest gatherings of media in the United States. Consumer sports, entertainment, lifestyle and business broadcast outlets set up to cover the news and festivities before the Big Game on Sunday.
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Athletes competing in floorball.
Special Olympics has launched a revolution in its approach to sport and competition with the roll-out of an exciting new floorball data project.
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Two women both holding ski poles and smiling in celebration.
The iconic winter sport venues of Östersund and Åre play host to 300 Special Olympics athletes who have come to Sweden to compete in the Special Olympics Invitational Games 2020.
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three women standing next to each other and smiling for a group photo.
The first day of the Sweden Invitational Games, on 1 February 2020, proved to be an exciting and inclusive time for everyone.
A swimmer with a blue swim cap coming out of the water and giving a thumbs up.
Excitement was in the air as Berlin, Germany officially became the host for the next Special Olympics World Games in 2023.
German delegation celebrating in a group with their hands up in the air.
The Special Olympics World Games offer the opportunity to unite the world like no other event can.
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Snowboarder in a turquoise ski suite going down on the slops.
The competition begins 1 February 2020.
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22 people pose in a group photo on the slopes after competing. All of them are wearing brightly colored snow clothes, goggles, and helmets. One of them holds a snowboard.
On 23 January, 10 pairs of Special Olympics athletes and professional snowboarders returned for the sixth annual Unified Snowboarding Competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado. For the first time ever, six teams of two, including one Special Olympics athlete and one professional skier, competed in the first-ever Unified Skiing Competition at the X Games.
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Unified pair celebrating with their medals in front of the press.
For the first year ever, a Unified Ski competition will be part of the line-up of the Special Olympics Unified races at the 2020 X Games.
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Doctor Richard Perlman sitting for an interview. He has on an blue polo shirt.
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Mario Horn, Shadi Brightfield, and Tim Shriver at a Snowboarding Event
In a Washington Post Op-Ed, Timothy Shriver, Special Olympics Chairman of the Board, explains why athletes are role models when it comes to inclusion and acceptance.
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