Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is the term for a set of cognitive and physical symptoms that can result from having an extra copy or part of a copy of chromosome 21.

A wonderful video created by Special Olympics Lebanon team and athletes to wish everyone a joyful Christmas holiday.
The world's number one tennis player with down syndrome, Tim Gould, shows us how to be a champion.
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8 November 2021. Two Special Olympics Florida athletes competed in the New York Marathon yesterday. Samantha Rodriquez and Chris Nikic both pushed through the cold to claim their marathon medals.
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Chris Nikic spreads inspiration in his new book.
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Omar Al Shami proudly represented his country, the United Arab Emirates, at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, and achieved a gold medal in the swimming competition.
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There isn’t just one word to describe Dina Galal, a woman of many talents.
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Chris Nikic, the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN triathlon, will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2021 ESPYS.
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Chris Nikic has been nominated for an ESPY for Best Athlete With A Disability, Men's Sports.
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Oana Rotar, a 29-year-old athlete with Special Olympics Romania, made history earlier this year when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to be employed in the country’s public administration.
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The partnership between Special Olympics El Salvador and the Santa Tecla Soccer Club made for a powerful World Down Syndrome Day commemoration.
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