Africa

Special Olympics leaders gathered together in a group photo holding a Play Unified. Learn Unified, Special Olympics banner.
Special Olympics leaders from the United States and around the world gathered in San Diego, California to plan the expansion of Unified Schools and Unified Champion Schools.
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Khadija Sy
Khadija is a role model, health volunteer and public speaker from Senegal. She’s also a Special Olympics athlete who has competed in both the 2011 World Games in Athens and the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles.
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Abu Dhabi representatives and a Kenya athletes family speak together in a house.
With the recent addition of 22 nations, the upcoming Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Games will be hosting the largest amount of nations in history.
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Three team players on the field, one coming into the group for an embrace and two give each others a high-five. Additional players are on the field in the background.
In Chicago, one of my responsibilities was to interview athletes, families, and volunteers. As a result, I had the great opportunity to write athlete stories of determination, loyalty, and bravery.
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Nyasha Derere from Zimbabwe speaks on stage as a panelist during the Global Athlete Congress in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He has on a blue collard shirt with a black jacket that is adorned with Special Olympics and iInclusion pins. A representative is sitting to his left.
Voted in as the NEW Chair of the Global Athletes Congress, Nyasha Derere will serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics.
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Special Olympics leaders and representatives in a group photo in Africa. A Unified Sports banners is in the background, a country flag is in the foreground.
The Local Organizing Committee of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has announced the 11 Sub-Saharan African nations participating in the World Games held on 14-19 March 2019.
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Two instructors are outside of the pool jumping and a group of athletes are inside of the pool jumping, training with resistance.
Special Olympics Senegal’s athletes are training hard for summer sports in Dakar, with weekly Sunday morning sessions such as these.
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Ephraim experiencing sitting in a wheel chair surrounded by para-olympians. An athlete on either side of him is holding a basketball.
Ephraim Mohlakane is demonstrating the true power of inclusion by stepping up as a leader outside of the Special Olympics community.
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athletes standing on the street in a group in Senegal.
Watch as this year’s Special Olympics Senegal athletes prepare for the World Games 2019 Abu Dhabi at training camp, held from 31 August – 2 September 2018 in Mbour.
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Meet the 8 newest members of the Special Olympics Africa Region’s Input Council Clockwise from top left) Jimmy Masina, Joyce Ramabusa, Brightfield Shadi, Yannick Tano, Tomiwa Adeyemo, Al Sayyed Curumthaullee, Boniface Kimeu, and Nyasha Derera.
The newest members of Africa Region’s Athlete Input Council were elected recently and represent a diverse array of nations.
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