Europe/Eurasia

A group in red football kits stand on a football pitch with their arms around each other facing the camera smiling.
Speaking at his team’s Gothia Special Olympics Trophy debut in Gothenburg, Special Olympics Sweden athlete, Joakim Lantz discusses what it takes to be a good leader.
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A team in blue football kits gather together in front of the goals on a pitch with their hands in the air.
Through the power of football, a strong bond has developed between SKF and Special Olympics France athletes.
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A group of footballers in red and white kits stand in line on a stage. Among the predominantly male group, there are two blonde girls looking at the camera with their thumbs up.
Kimberley and Rachel, aged 16, are the only two girls on their football squad of ten. They represent a new generation of girls with intellectual disabilities determined to spread their passion for football far and wide!
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A collection of nine square photos in a collage together featuring football teams with their hands in the air in celebration.
30 teams. 15 nations. Six groups. After 72 matches over four days, by the time the Gothia Special Olympics Trophy finals took place, every player on the pitch was deserving of triumph!
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A group of men in blue shorts and white t-shirts stand together around one man who is holding a trophy. They have their mouths open as if shouting or cheering.
For one week every year, Gothenburg, Sweden is consumed by football fever as the Gothia Cup takes hold of the city—and the Gothia Special Olympics Trophy is right at the heart of it!
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A woman wearing glasses a red t-shirt stands on a stage holding a microphone facing forward with three women standing in a row beside her and watching her speak.
In early July 2019, Lions Clubs International Foundation—one of Special Olympics largest and most long-standing global partners—offered athletes the opportunity to share our joint message of inclusion at the 102nd Lions Clubs International Convention in Milan.
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A group of people run towards the camera and across a finish line holding banners and waving their arms in the air.
Special Olympics athletes were honoured to play an important role in the recent Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival)—a multifaceted international arts, sports and education festival organised every June by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece.
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A woman and two men sit behind a desk with mircophones and a Special Olympics flag.
Olga Slutsker has been elected as the new President of Special Olympics Russia at a recent Extraordinary Conference in Moscow.
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Five young people in traditional costumes pose on a stage with grass and a blue sky in the background.
June was a very exciting month for Special Olympics Russia which launched the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) ‘Play Unified. Learn Unified.’ project in not one, but five cities across the country!
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Light Up Red
On July 20, 2018, Special Olympics kicked off the “The Revolution Is Inclusion,” a five-year campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the organization, inspire action and shine a spotlight on the positive outcomes that are seen when people with and without intellectual disabilities are able to work, play and lead in life together.
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