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Emma Haug Turns Volunteer Hours into Lifelong Passion and Wins Outstanding Coach Award

For most of her youth, Emma Haug, a coach for Special Olympics Washington, played soccer and volleyball, but as she entered the hallways of high school, sports became secondary.
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Portrait of a Health Leader: Meet Herith

Herith Suleiman deeply understands the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Why? Because Herith himself has intellectual disabilities.
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Exceptional Parent Magazine Features Special Olympics Fit 5 Workout and Nutrition Tips

Exceptional Parent Magazine featured a four station circuit workout created with the Special Olympics Fit 5 program.
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Celebrating Family Health & Fitness Day with a Special Olympics Health Messenger and his Family

Eric Massey, a 17-year-old Special Olympics athlete and Health Messenger from Memphis, Tennessee, dedicated the past year to his health and fitness journey.
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Staying Fit and Staying Connected on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, occurring on 6 April, was created by the U.N. in 2013 to recognize the impact that sport can have on human rights issues. For 2021, the theme is resiliency—building back stronger and better.
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Romana’s Best Life: A Fit 5 Success Story

Romana is a young woman determined to live her best life, every single day. She’s been doing such a great job, she’s become a health and fitness role model for all.
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Fit-5 Cards Promote Health for Athletes with Limited Access to Online Connectivity in the Africa Region

During a time social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Special Olympics has made a variety of online resources, such as virtual games, workouts and leadership opportunities, available to keep athletes healthy and engaged until in-person activities resume.
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UNICEF Kenya Profiles Special Olympics Athlete to Demonstrate Success

Buxton Gitimu is the subject of a piece by UNICEF Kenya that highlights the success of UNICEF’s partnership with Special Olympics Kenya in promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles for athletes.
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Special Olympics Netherlands launches Exercise App

Not knowing the disruption and destruction that the Coronavirus was to cause, in late 2019, the Special Olympics Netherlands team began developing an app to support athletes to stay fit and healthy at home.
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Nick Borders Stays “Game Ready” During Social Distancing

Though social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is keeping most people indoors, on Earth Day we embrace nature and are grateful for those times when we’re able to exercise outdoors.
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