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Conversations With My Hero
A series of video interviews between youth leaders in Africa Region and their personal heroes showcase the best of inclusion across society, from the sports field to the classroom, the work place and even the performance stage.
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Novie Craven and Bobby Jones holding WWE championship belts along with Big Show.
Sport Illustrated recently featured an article about how WWE Superstar Big Show, a Special Olympics Global Ambassador, is supporting athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Novie Craven and Bobby Jones, two Special Olympics athletes and staff members at Special Olympics International Headquarters, offered insights into their interaction with Big Show over the years.
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Hanna Joy Atkinson speaking at the Special Olympics World Winter Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Hanna Joy Atkinson, a Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and athlete from Colorado, recently appeared on Today with Hoda & Jenna to talk about the inspiration behind her contribution to the new book “Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community.”
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An athlete holding hands and walking with William Contreras and an athlete holding up Gleyber Torres' #25 shirt.
Major League Baseball All-Stars Willson Contreras and Gleyber Torres joined Special Olympics as the first MLB players to be named Global Ambassadors.
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Hanna Joy Atkinson standing with a young man in front of a company logo that reads: Channel Kindness.
This blog article, written by Hanna Joy Atkinson, a Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, was originally posted by Special Olympics North America. Lady Gaga recently interviewed Hanna who served as a reporter for Lady Gaga’s Channel Kindness, the digital platform for her Born This Way Foundation.
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Multiple images of zoom meeting attendees.
For the first time ever in Latin America, gamers with intellectual disabilities played alongside influencers, athletes and professional gamers in a Unified eSports tournament held on 30 July 2020 as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Chile. The teams competed in two FIFA 20 matches and attracted media, sponsor and influencer attention.
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Daniel interviewing Apolo Ohno
“Just like in the Olympics and just like right now, we have to get back up, we have to throw ourselves towards the finish line and we have to continuously keep adapting and reinventing ourselves.”
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An image of a person walking away; text that reads: Don't Cry
Special Olympics Zambia, with its partners Sport in Action and University of East London, collaborated with top Zambian musician to produce a music video which has reached over 70,000 plays less than a week after being released.
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Athletes in a group holding a WWE championship belt.
This year, Special Olympics launched the School of Strength fitness campaign in response to athletes’ need for at-home workouts. Athletes in the United States and around the world accepted the challenge to get fit and have fun while doing it.
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Bart Conner with gymnastics athletes in the gym.
Special Olympics Board of Directors member Bart Conner was recently interviewed by Front Office Sports CEO Adam White on a podcast titled Office Hours: Bart Conner, Owner of Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy and Former US Olympian.
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