Coaches

Chris Nikic and Daniel Grieb competing together, running outside.
Coach, Unified partner and guide Daniel Grieb reflects on his training journey with Chris Nikic, Special Olympics Florida, and his quest to be the first athlete with Down syndrome on record to complete a full Ironman distance race (140.6 miles).
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Athletes on the court playing basketball.
University of Maryland College Park, men’s head basketball coach, Mark Turgeon has a passion for helping Special Olympics athletes stay fit through the game of basketball.
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Jonathan Clutterbuck holding up his medal.
One thing that’s clear during the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 is the powerful sense of comradery: everyone seemed to cheer everyone else on.
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Two athletes giving a high-5 while the rest of the team surrounds them and cheers in victory
Special Olympics athlete-coaches from SO Belgium (Tamara) and SO Germany (Andre) made their mark at the Unified Basketball Tournament held in Munich, Germany from 28 – 30 November.
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Athletes and volunteers dancing together and holding hands.
It’s been a month since the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. It proved to be one of the largest, most inclusive, most unified, most diverse and most successful World Games in the history of Special Olympics.
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Ephraim experiencing sitting in a wheel chair surrounded by para-olympians. An athlete on either side of him is holding a basketball.
Ephraim Mohlakane is demonstrating the true power of inclusion by stepping up as a leader outside of the Special Olympics community.
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Participants from the Africa Region and Special Olympics International representatives pose for a group photo. Special Olympics 50th anniversary banners stand on either side of the groups back row.
Youth from SO Africa Programs came together to exchange informative and creative strategies on how to increase youth engagement and involvement in Special Olympics at the very first Youth Activation Conference.
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Join Cristoph Scheurer, Special Olympics Alpine Skiing coach for Team Germany for an inside look at World Winter Games