The two Special Olympics athletes traveled to New York City to see themselves in athletic poses on huge billboards wearing shirts from the ‘Yeah, I am Special’ collection, part of Special Olympics' larger “The Revolution Is Inclusion” campaign.1 Min Read
In a small country with a population of less than 400,000 people, there is a family with 32 children. They hang out together, hold pizza parties, chat, laugh, but most of all, they play basketball.4 Min Read
Santiago, Chile has advanced to the final stage of host evaluation for the 2027 Special Olympics World Games.1 Min Read
Special Olympics Romania Embraces Inclusive Support for Ukrainian Refugees through Unified with Refugees Initiative
Representatives of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia, SO Romania, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency held a collaborative meeting in Bucharest to explore ways to amplify support for refugees.3 Min Read
This excerpt is from Human Race’s article, “From Athlete to Coach – A Dream Chasing Story Spanning 40 Years.”2 Min Read
The following is an excerpt from an article titled Xbox, Special Olympics Executives Talk Ongoing Partnership, Inclusivity In Gaming, More In New Interview published by Forbes.1 Min Read
JR sits down with Albert Dorsey and Demetric Desue from Special Olympics to hear about their journey as Special Olympics athletes, why the Inclusion Revolution is so important, how they have continued to help out behind the scenes of Special Olympics, and more!
A recap of week 1 of the 2023 Coach Webinar Series, presented by Gallagher.2 Min Read
The final webinar of the 2023 Coach Webinar Series, presented by Gallagher. This webinar was all about being adaptable as a coach and keeping adult athletes engaged in a challenging environment. This webinar was hosted by football referee and Special Olympics Washington Athlete Leader, Garrett Utz. Garrett has officiated at 1 USA Games, 2 Unified Cups, and 2 World Games. Garrett also holds multiple leadership positions and is also an Athlete Advisor for the Sport and Competition team in Special Olympics International. Garrett was joined by Gallagher’s Scott Gregory who sits on the board of Special Olympics Southern California and is an active Special Olympics coach. Thomas Graham from the Newcastle United Foundation gave us an overview of the development of their walking football programme and how this could be applied to Special Olympics contexts. Ken Black, co-founder of the Inclusion Club, then presented on the STEP Model (Space, Task, Equipment, People) and how to adapt your coaching to continually challenge athletes no matter the ability level. To close out the webinar, there was a very passionate and inspiring message from Special Olympics supporter and former US Men’s National Team player and current Vice President of Sporting for US Soccer, Oguchi Onyewu.