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Special Olympics and lifestyle brand Aerie have announced their new partnership that will expand Aerie’s #AerieREAL campaign to include models with intellectual disabilities!
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Two representatives show a group of individuals instructions in a gymnasium.
If you thought 586,000 square miles—the land surface of Alaska—could slow down Darci Owens, you were wrong.
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Women in football/soccer jerseys run after a football on a green pitch.
Suzanne van den Einden-Brok from The Netherlands is both a Special Olympics Athlete Leader and a dedicated footballer. Now she’s combining her talents on a mission open up the beautiful game to ALL women and girls!
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Four young men preparing to race down a track.
Adonis Lutumba Nyemba was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 27 April 1996. Adonis was a healthy child until the age of three....
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Special Olympics athletes and volunteers huddle together after athletes are awarded medals for their efforts.
Safety. A word often stressed in order to ensure the well-being of a given individual. A word often recognized as a goal for individuals to attain in their attempts to protect those they care for from hazardous situations.
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Nick Roker getting a kiss from his mother after a swim competition.
TODAY show weatherman and co-host of 3rd Hour of TODAY Al Roker had an unforgettable Father’s Day weekend after his son Nick brought home two gold medals at the Special Olympics New York Summer Games.
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Family of 8 standing together for a photo, Sesame Street's Elmo is standing behind the family.
Special Olympics volunteers Dr. Dindo Astom and Dr. Arlyn Astom found a way to make a difference for people with intellectual disabilities...
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Young boy jumping on rail road tracks in front of a wall that is tagged with graffiti.
With over 6-million Special Olympics athletes around the globe, it is easy to find examples of true excellence, dedication, perseverance and motivation.
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A small group of 6 Special Olympics representatives including two Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers standing together.
Special Olympics Kenya and Lions Sight First Eye Hospital Honored with Golisano Award
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Special Olympics Celebrates National Sweden Day
We are celebrating the National Day of Sweden. Take a look at two Swedish athletes, together, receiving the news that Sweden will host the 2019 World Winter Games.
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