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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.
Since the Covid pandemic. many programmes in Europe have launched a new version of their virtual games!
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The following is an excerpt of the article titled Meet Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Grandkids, Who Are on a Mission to Carry Her Special Olympics Torch published by People.
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Chris Nikic, the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN triathlon, will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2021 ESPYS.
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Chris Nikic has been nominated for an ESPY for Best Athlete With A Disability, Men's Sports.
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U.S. President Joe Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a national holiday on 17 June, 2021. Celebrated on June 19th of each year, it commemorates the time when slaves in Texas learned they had gained freedom two years earlier by the Emancipation Proclamation issued during the Civil War. Historically, the day has been recognized by African Americans as the moment that slavery was fully abolished.
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Oana Rotar, a 29-year-old athlete with Special Olympics Romania, made history earlier this year when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to be employed in the country’s public administration.
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Special Olympics celebrates the value of inclusion alongside the LGBTQ+ community.
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The Government of Malta has officially signed its commitment to host the Special Olympics Invitational Games Malta 2022, an event which will see over 450 athletes from across Europe and beyond gather to compete in various sports next year.
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Amy Bockerstette made history earlier this month when she became the first person with Down syndrome to take part in a national college championship at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Florida.
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Authority Magazine profiles Special Olympics Colorado Co-Chair Mackenzie Beauvais-Nikl.
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As the registration portal for media to attend the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan opens, our Games Ambassador as well as national and regional leaders invite journalists from across the world to sign up. Media interest is expected to be high for what may be one of the very first post-pandemic global sporting competitions!
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The ‘Tennis Challenge in Celebration of Eunice 100’, led by Special Olympics Hungary, has launched to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of our founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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