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European Basketball Week

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European Basketball Week takes place in November every year with thousands of athletes taking part in hundreds of events!

Unity and Female Empowerment in the Spotlight for the Anniversary Edition of European Basketball Week

More than 250 local and national events will be held across the Europe and Eurasia region as Special Olympics celebrates a milestone EBW edition and a new level of engagement.
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Special Olympics Back on the Court with first-ever European Unified Youth Basketball Tournament

Funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and supported by Toyota Motors Europe, the tournament was organized by Special Olympics Italy in partnership with a local organising committee in Sansepolcro.
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Special Olympics European Unified Tournament on BBC World

16 delegations participated in the Special Olympics European Unified Youth Basketball tournament 2022.
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First-Ever Special Olympics European Unified Basketball Tournament Featuring 16 Countries is Hosted in Italy

16 countries compete at major Special Olympics basketball tournament featuring players with and without intellectual disabilities
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Special Olympics Faces of Basketball Reaches Audience of 418 Million

The website gathered training videos, events, profile cards and news stories on a unique platform to provide a hybrid online-offline experience of European Basketball Week 2021.
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Unified Pair Join the Inclusion Revolution Podcast to Launch Faces of Basketball Campaign

Special Olympics launched Faces of Basketball, a unique online-offline activity hub and campaign.
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Special Olympics Announce Major Youth Basketball Tournament

Special Olympics Europe Eurasia has today—on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—announced that the first ever European Unified Youth Basketball Tournament will take place in Sansepolcro, Italy in October 2021.
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Athlete-Coaches Shine During European Basketball Week

Special Olympics athlete-coaches from SO Belgium (Tamara) and SO Germany (Andre) made their mark at the Unified Basketball Tournament held in Munich, Germany from 28 – 30 November.
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First ever Unified Basketball Tournament in Tallinn for #EBW2018

What do NBA legend Sam Perkins, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas and Special Olympics athlete Artur Pool all have in common?

NBA legend, Sam Perkins, has a message for #EBW2018!

NBA legend, Sam Perkins, flew into Europe to celebrate European Basketball Week 2018 with Special Olympics athletes in Estonia and he had a very clear message: go out and have fun!