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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.
Male singer playing the piano on the left, male singer on the right along with female assistant speaking into the microphone.
Kodi Lee, a singer and musician from Irvine, CA who is blind and has autism, took to the America’s Got Talent stage on Tuesday, 28 May. Initially, the judges didn’t know what to think...
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Female football/soccer player kicks the ball towards two male players on a football pitch.
Football fields all across Europe are coming alive with activity this summer, as women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities claim their rightful place on the pitch.
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Actors Yara Shahidi, an athlete from Special Olympics New York, and Actor Charles Melton smile for a photo.
Before premiering their new film “The Sun Is Also A Star” to the world, stars Charles Melton (Riverdale) and Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) invited Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® students to an advanced screening in New York City!
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ephraim Mohlakane sitting next to one another in chairs shaking hands.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has reconnected with Ephraim Mohlakane, a Special Olympics athlete, Board member, and former Global Messenger.
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A cut-out photo of two female footballers high-fiving with colourful graphics in the background.
‘Keep Up With the Girls’ is a brand new European Union-supported project aimed at getting women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) involved in football.
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Woman throwing basketball into a basket as spectators and refs watch.
In an act of true sportsmanship and generosity, Special Olympics parent Debbie Antonelli sunk 2,400 free throws in her 24-Hour Nothing But Net marathon on May 18 to support Special Olympics South Carolina.
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Three athletes gather for the SPROUT app launch.
Special Olympics Asia Pacific has partnered with a team of tech giants including Microsoft to develop an inclusive fitness app geared specifically to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Students and teachers cheering in the bleachers. All have on Unified Champion Schools t-shirts.
ESPN honored four schools participating in the “Play Unified. Learn Unified.” project supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. These schools were recognized for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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A female and male speaker stand at the top of the room addressing a seated audience.
A new BBC documentary on how Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver changed the world through sport is inspiring Special Olympics supporters across Great Britain to join the Special Olympics Unified Mile on 26 May 2019.
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A team of female footballers in a blue kit jump in the air on a football pitch.
With football fans counting down the days to kick-off at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Special Olympics is also gearing up for a week-long celebration of the beautiful game.
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A group of people pose for the camera, standing between Special Olympics branding in a school.
As the first anniversary of Special Olympics’ milestone partnership with Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) draws closer, our teams travelled together to Serbia to explore the impact of the collaboration in schools across the country.
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Young woman looking up at writings on a glass wall and smiling.
This past March, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® had a significant presence in SXSW EDU.
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