East Asia

Kurtis Jon Siu grew up in Hong Kong in a family of four, with an older brother who also has an intellectual disability. Kurtis credits Special Olympics with building his confidence, not only in sports but also by encouraging him to pursue his passions. One of those passions is art and design!
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Special education teachers Ms. Lai and Ms. Ciou have watched their school community grow and thrive through Unified Sports in Taiwan.
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Special Olympics China Athlete and Youth Leader Shiyu reflects on the impact of Unified Sports on her life.
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A special education school principal from China reflects on the positive impact that Unified Sports has had on local students with and without disabilities.
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I’m well aware of the challenges of an autistic person in the United States but I wanted to take this opportunity to learn the challenges people with autism face living in Asia.
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Three years ago, Li Xiuming began training short track speed skaters with intellectual disabilities in Shanghai, China.
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Three Special Olympics athletes are featured in the recently released New York Times Best Seller Humans.
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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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Special Olympics is grateful for the participation and support of fathers all over the globe. Fathers who are athletes, fans, coaches, volunteers, staff and cheerleaders help make this movement so special.
On the United Nation’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Special Olympics celebrates its partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation (Laureus).
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