Athletes

Special Olympics Athlete Chris Nikic Wins Laureus Sporting Moment award.
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Special Olympics New York Rodney Hankins shifted his focus to coaching after many years of competing.
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Special Olympics Ohio athlete and coach Bobby Reidl will announce an NFL Draft pick for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday during the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
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Dr. Alicia Bazzano, MD, PH.D, MPH calls for immediate COVID-19 vaccination prioritization of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla FC Manager, expresses pride and excitement as he renews as Special Olympics Global Ambassador.
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Simone Perona, Special Olympics Italy marathon runner, competes in the BiUltra ultramarathon—a 24-hour-long race run yearly in Biella, Northern Italy.
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A special education school principal from China reflects on the positive impact that Unified Sports has had on local students with and without disabilities.
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Many people with intellectual disabilities live sedentary lives and have unhealthy eating habits. Data collected by Special Olympics shows that 80% of athletes with intellectual disabilities are overweight or obese.
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Sports Illustrated features Special Olympics athlete Derek Baker as he draws the attention of WWE Champions.
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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, occurring on 6 April, was created by the U.N. in 2013 to recognize the impact that sport can have on human rights issues. For 2021, the theme is resiliency—building back stronger and better.
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