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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.
For SO New Zealand athlete Samantha Shepherd, Special Olympics is the place where she found belonging, personal growth and friendship.
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8 November 2021. Two Special Olympics Florida athletes competed in the New York Marathon yesterday. Samantha Rodriquez and Chris Nikic both pushed through the cold to claim their marathon medals.
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Speaking in detail, Nick DiAntonio remembers the moment he was first introduced to Special Olympics Massachusetts. Tagging along to track and field practice with his older brother, DiAntonio knew it was a chance to bond with his brother and record hours for the National Honor Society. But he quickly realized the type of impact he could make on his community.
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Novie Craven speaks with JR Jackson about his Media for the Movement Tour on the Inclusion Revolution Radio Podcast.
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The following is an excerpt from the article titled Special Olympics’ School of Strength is Going Worldwide published on Fanisided.com.
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Angel Arroyo began his Special Olympics journey as a volunteer and now serves as the Sport Director of Special Olympics Puerto Rico.
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Special Olympics MENA recognizes and celebrates champions of inclusion.
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As the Unified Champion School project spreads around the world, Special Olympics Pakistan hosts Unified Hikes to engage students and community members.
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MLB Network Talks About Launch of Latest Special Olympics Fitness Campaign: Escuela de Fuerza
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At age 20, Magnus Orri Arnarson is already a role model for people with intellectual disabilities—and without—in Iceland...and beyond.
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Before you get to know Michael Detouche, a Special Olympics Dominica athlete from the Caribbean, you should know a few things. Every weekend, he fishes.
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