Athletes

School of Strength Athletes pose with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch
Partners with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch to Develop Series of Peer-Led Workout Videos to Inspire Year-Round Fitness
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Chris Nikic biking at a competition.
Chris Nikic, a Special Olympics Florida athlete who has Down syndrome, competes in golf, swimming, track, basketball and triathlons.
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Lawrence Mwangi playing keeper and guarding the goalie's net.
Lawrence Mwangi is a standout player for Special Olympics Kenya’s Floor Hockey team. His speed and skill helped the team win game after game, eventually climbing to the top of their division.
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Young athlete is given an eye exam by a volunteer while another athlete watches.
The first-ever Pan African Games provided a one of a kind experience, including in Healthy Athletes, with 1845 screenings in just 5 days!
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Group of six people standing next to signage that reads: Transforming lives through sports.
A very warm welcome awaited representatives of Special Olympics when ESPN UK’s head office in London opened its doors for a special one-hour “Meet and Greet” session with the members of their staff in early February.
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Ken: Making a Better World
Through Unified Leadership, we are bringing people together to learn from each other & build a more inclusive world.
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Special Olympics Board Vice Chair, Loretta Clairborne, celebrates Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the female athletes who have contributed to the movement over the last 50 years.
Gaining Confidence with Micheline
In finding inclusion, Micheline also found confidence and independence.
Speed Skater in all black with a yellow helmet preparing to skate.
On 1 February 2020, 300 remarkable athletes from 20 different countries gathered in Åre and Östersund for the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games.
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Jonathan Clutterbuck holding up his medal.
One thing that’s clear during the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 is the powerful sense of comradery: everyone seemed to cheer everyone else on.
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