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Global Partnership Between FIVB And Special Olympics International Thrives with Events in Poland and Brazil

The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and Special Olympics International (SOI) have solidified their worldwide commitment to the cause of inclusion through sports with a series of events in Poland and Brazil in September and October 2023.
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Symbolizing the Spirit of Inclusion: Special Olympics Brazil’s Story

A Special Olympics Brazil event at the Olympic Park highlights the leaders for inclusion in Rio de Janeiro.
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International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Emanuelle “Manu” Dutra Fernandes de Souza

Emanuelle Dutra Fernandes de Souza, better known as “Manu,” is a 24-year-old Special Olympics Brazil athlete who embodies the spirit of inclusion.
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Strengthening Sibling Bonds: The Story of Two Brothers, Samuel and Fabio

In Brazil, Play Unified: Learn Unified has helped bridge the gap between brothers Samuel and Fabio, who have had vastly different educational and social experiences.
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Special Olympics Brazil Partners with Rio de Janeiro Ministry of Education

Unified physical education classes aid policy efforts to serve as catalyst for truly inclusive schools in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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Valientes en el intento: 5 mujeres atletas de América Latina cuentan su historia

Ana Fernanda practica la gimnasia artística en Special Olympics Mexico, compitiendo a nivel nacional e internacional. También estudia en el Centro de Inclusión Municipal y Adaptación para Personas con Discapacidad – CIMAD, y toma cursos de computación. Es joven, pero sabe perfectamente la importancia de un mundo realmente inclusivo.
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Coach Maria Teresa is Always Learning

My journey of being the National Director of Sports for Special Olympics Brazil, a tennis coach and technical delegate coincides with my love of learning.
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First-ever Special Olympics athlete-led panel convened at United Nations

On Monday, June 10th, Special Olympics International, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations will host a panel discussion at the United Nations in conjunction with the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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‘Life is Easier When You Have a Team’: Special Olympics Brazil Unified Champion School Recognition Presentation

ESPN honored four schools participating in the “Play Unified. Learn Unified.” project supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. These schools were recognized for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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