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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.
Special Olympics Global Ambassador Joe Haden Speaks to Today Show About Inspiration from His Brother
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Special Olympics United Arab Emirate’s Unified 3x3 Basketball team earned a place in the finals of The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3X3 Basketball tournament organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council on Hudayriyat MarVista on 22 October 2021.
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Princess Ayin is a 26-year-old athlete, student and role model to all in Accra, Ghana. She describes herself as tough, passionate and ambitious.
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Karla Violeta Castro González is a versatile athlete from Mexico. Her growing confidence in sports has led to confidence in other parts of her life as well!
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Like many people with intellectual disabilities, Yin Hao dreams of having a good job. But jobs can be hard to find—and job training can also be tough to find. Luckily, there is a visionary special coffee shop, located near Yin's school in Shanghai. It's called The Dream Workshop.
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Michael Jacques lives life overcoming obstacles. He doesn't read or write, but that doesn't stop him from sharing his story in the most creative of ways. Jacques shares his story about how he became a self-published author to his books "I Belong: Can I Play?" and "Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book." A feat that while challenging, was well worth it in the end.
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The Special Olympics movement has an impact on people that does not go unnoticed. Whether it be as an athlete, a volunteer, a Unified partner, or as a family member, once you get involved you are hooked.
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Novie Craven speaks with former Special Olympics athlete, RJ Nealson, about living with Cerebral Palsy on the “Inclusion Revolution Radio” Podcast.
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The launch of the new and improved Special Olympics Winter Sport Coaching Guides.
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On 6 October 2021, Special Olympics convened its first-ever Special Olympics Caribbean Sports Ministers Forum.
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Jimmy Masina and Lou Lauria discuss Special Olympics federation partnerships and the being an athlete official.
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Special Olympics Belgium receives Grand Effie Award 2021 for Road to Sustained Success project.
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