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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.

Serbia Celebrates EBW 2023 Legacy with 2024 Unified Women’s Basketball Event

A vibrant celebration of women’s and Unified basketball took place as the European Unified Women’s Basketball Tournament unfolded at the Kristalna Dvorana sports centre in Zrenjanin, Serbia, between 5-9 June.
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Special Olympics at UEFA EURO 2024: Volunteer Pair from Stuttgart Embrace the Experience

Over the past few weeks, volunteer pair Reka Schatz and Beeke Brinkmann have been among the Special Olympics athletes and partners assisting at UEFA EURO 2024 - the third-largest sporting event in the world.
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Special Olympics International Gets More Athletes on the Field With Microsoft Power Pages

The following is an excerpt from Microsoft’s article, “Special Olympics International Gets More Athletes on the Field With Microsoft Power Pages,” on furthering the digitalization of the Special Olympics movement.
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FIBA Foundation’s Youth Leadership Programme: Driving Inclusion in Finland and Beyond!

Lauri Aaltonen—a Unified Partner and volunteer with Special Olympics Finland—is working with the Finnish Basketball Federation to drive inclusion forward as part of the FIBA Foundation’s Youth Leadership programme.
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A Growing Coalition: A Growing Legacy

As the movement of Special Olympics and the global community celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Coalition for Inclusion, President of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia David Evangelista reflects on the formidable legacy already established and the exciting pathway forward.
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UPS and Special Olympics: Pure Shared Joy

The Special Olympics National Games 2024 in Belgium were supported by a team of enthusiastic UPS employees, known as UPSers.
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Asia Pacific Youth Leaders With and Without Intellectual Disabilities Convened in Singapore to Advance Inclusion and Education

Over 40 youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities from 14 Asian Pacific countries gathered in Singapore earlier in June for the “Youth for Inclusion: Expanding Unified Champion Schools” summit.
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Special Olympics in the Copa América: Promoting Inclusion

In a significant gesture towards inclusion, the captains of all 16 teams competing in Copa América, held in the United States, will wear the captain's armband with the message "Choose to Include."
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Tim Shriver and Tony Snell Speak Up for Parents of Children with Intellectual Disabilities

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, written by Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver and professional basketball player Tony Snell:
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Special Olympics and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Expand Unified Sports® Impact

The following is an excerpt from an op-ed in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Dialogues, written by Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver.
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Special Olympics and FIBA Foundation: A Natural Fit

The recent FIBA Open in Mies, Switzerland shows the partnership between Special Olympics and the FIBA Foundation in action.
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