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Coaches

Thor and Joakim: One Coach, One Player, 25 Years

Swedish coach and player pair, Thor Guttormsen and Joakim Andersson, have undergone a long journey from new acquaintances to close friends, collecting accolades along the way and even attracting the attention of Zlatan Ibrahimovic!
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Special Olympics World Games 2023 - The Spirit Lives On

German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and Special Olympics Germany launch coach training courses in Africa.
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Special Olympics Coaches Pave the Way for Women in Football With the Help of Nike

Over the past nine months, Nike sponsored a Coach+ initiative called the Nike Unified Football Leagues Development project, providing coaches with additional training and growth opportunities.
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Innovative Sports Partnership Creating Thousands of New Special Olympics Golfers

In 2023, Topgolf and Special Olympics joined forces in a new global partnership with one driving ambition – to get more Special Olympics golfers playing the game.
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BWF: Friendship Around the Shuttlecock

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) held a badminton clinic in West Africa in which Special Olympics Senegal and Gambia athletes and coaches were invited and able to take part in. This is an excerpt from the BWF’s article:
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SOEA Coaches Continue Important Work Around their Region to Build Inclusion

Coach Jiang Jianqiang talks about his journey to grow physical education and sport at the special education school he works at in Guangdong Province, China.
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SOEA Special Education Coach Shares their experience as a coach with Special Olympics / 特奥东亚区特殊教育学校的教练分享特奥教练经验

Special Olympics Asia Pacific coach, Peng Shaojian, details his experience of being a coach at a special education school in China, sharing how by becoming a better coach himself, he can be better equipped to help the athletes and students he coaches.
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Special Olympics Great Britain Athlete, Matthew Brough, Takes Us Through His Experiences as a Tennis Champion, Coach, and Motivational Speaker

On this week’s episode of Inclusion Revolution Radio, podcast host Novie Craven spoke with Special Olympics Great Britain athlete, Matthew Brough, about his success around the sport of tennis as both an athlete and as a coach.
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One Boy, One Village at a Time

Witness Aaron Banda's journey from being chained to becoming a valued part of his family and community.
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Inclusion, Solidarity and Sport - New Model for a New Time

Early November, on the island of Bonaire, a Local Organizing Committee, together with the national government of the Netherlands invested in a new, innovative, and transformative model of development through sport programming for youth with intellectual and development disabilities.
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