East Asia

Celebrating Fathers
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.
Girls playing basketball on a court.
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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Chris Carter, special Olympics Virginia, claps his hands during the basketball game.
Every year, for the past nine years, a select group of talented Special Olympics athletes and basketball superstars past and present, form two teams, lace up and battle it out in the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game!
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Wilson: Creating Change
By experiencing inclusion in his workplace, Wilson has seen how important it is that we learn from each other.
Two NBA players standing behind two Special Olympics athletes on the court.
Twelve Special Olympics All-star athletes will be on the same teams as some of the NBA’s finest players, including NBA legends, active and former WNBA players and celebrity figures.
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Ken Meilvin smiling and holding a torch.
For us, 2019 has been about bringing people with and without intellectual disabilities together. As we look to 2020, help us continue our work towards building an inclusive world.
China athlete Li Xiang is awarded a gold medal for gymnastics
This time, Li Xiang taken on more gymnastics events than ever: the rings, vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar, pommel horse, plus all-around and floor exercises.
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Professor William Alford, Special Olympics Board Lead Director and Vice Chair.
Professor William Alford, Special Olympics Board Vice Chair, was one of two recipients of the 2018 Li Buyun Law Prize.
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A young athlete is playing table tennis during 2018 Special Olympics East Asia Unified Camp. He is wearing a red and white Special Olympics jersey and a blue watch. He has a ping pong paddle in his right hand and balancing a ball on top which he is intently staring and consecrating on.
2018 Special Olympics East Asia Unified Camp was held in Fujian Normal University from July 1st to July 6th.
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Singer Bada in an off white dress and a group of four supports (one female and three male) dressed in all black on stage in front of a light up sign that reads "Light up for Inclusion."
The ceremony for the ‘Light Up For Inclusion’ was held at the Jamsil Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Korea , on 21st July.
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