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Europe/Eurasia

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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“The news came as a complete surprise!”

As Gilmour Borg and his fellow nine new Sargent Shriver Global Messengers take part in a week of training in Washington D.C., we take the opportunity to get to know Gilmour a little better with a one-to-one interview.
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“I couldn’t believe that I had been selected!”

This week, Margaret Turley and the nine other new Sargent Shriver Global Messengers (SSGMs) from the 2024 to 2027 cohort are embarking on an intensive week of training in Washington DC. Just before Margaret flew out, we took the opportunity to get to know her a little better with a one-to-one interview.
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European Football Week 2024: Celebrating the Beautiful Game for ALL!

European Football Week #EFW2024 will see exciting football activities taking place across the continent from 25 May to 2 June 2024.
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Special Olympics Athletes and Refugees Team Up for Unified Football in Spain

Inclusivity took center stage in Seville, Spain on 25 April 2024, as Special Olympics Andalucía football players and refugees from the local Refugee Reception Center came together for an exhibition match.
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UEFA 2024: UEFA EURO 2024 Volunteer Tandem Programme kicks off in Cologne

The following is an excerpt on UEFA’s Euro 2024 Volunteer Tandem Programme that is inspired and based off of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 Host Town Program.
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Iceland Enhances Inclusive Learning through Unified Sports

Ceremony in Reykjavík ratifies the European country's membership in the Special Olympics Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion
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Earth Day 2024: Special Olympics Drive Sustainability in Italy and Belgium

The following is an excerpt from Inside the Games’ article on Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023’s sustainability project
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Lloyd Martin runs into the Guinness World Record Books

Special Olympics Great Britain athlete Lloyd Martin ran his way into the Guinness World Record Books on 21 April 2024 by completing the TCS London Marathon.
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Dedicated to Promoting Inclusion in Greece: Primary 24 School’s Story

As an educator and trainer, Nikoleta is dedicated to serving youth in her hometown of Patras, Greece. During the day, Nikoleta is a physical education teacher at Primary School 24, and after school, she’s a swim coach for Special Olympics Hellas.
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