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Fit Feet

St. Maarten Special Olympics Swimmers Learn the Importance of Fit Feet

Swimmers don’t always think about their feet, except when they are concentrating on kicking and propelling themselves through the pool or an open water swim.
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Healthy Athletes Gives Xu Better Footing for Sports, Life

Xu has always been ready to try—even if things get tough. He was born with cerebral palsy, so sometimes it took him a little longer to reach his growth milestones. But Xu, who was born in Inner Mongolia, didn't give up.
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Fit Feet Goes to South Africa

Special Olympics athletes deserve to be healthy from head to toe, just like everyone else. See how our Fit Feet (podiatry) program makes this happen!
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Healthy Athletes: A Gateway to Inclusive Health Care in Sweden

As local students made their way to lectures, athletes competing in the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 participated in free health screenings through the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes programme.
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Athletes Get “Fit” for Games

Bob Beamon, Olympic Long Jump Record Holders, Helps Fit Athletes with Shoes
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Fit Feet Shoe Donation

Olympics Long Jump record holder Bob Beamon, Pierce Footwear founder George Pierce, and Special Olympics Manager of Sport and Health Kester Edwards fitted athletes with athletic shoes during the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi. The shoes were especially designed by Pierce for anyone who enjoys playing sports or walking in comfort buy may have difficulty with shoe laces.

90,000 people involved in our health work across Europe Eurasia!

What a year! Did you know that between 2017 and 2018, almost 90,000 people were involved in Special Olympics health and fitness initiatives across Europe Eurasia?
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Special Olympics Makes Strides for Inclusive Health Systems in the Dominican Republic

The Organization of American States (OAS) and Special Olympics signed an agreement to promote sports, physical activity, health, inclusive education, sustainable and human development, and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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7,000 Pairs of Shoes Donated for 2019 World Games Athletes

Longtime athlete and Special Olympics employee organizes initiative to address a global need.
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How a Nine-Year-Old Athlete Had His Life Changed

Liui’a Nikosiaki had his left leg amputated after a car hit him. He was given crutches, but he outgrew them. Then Fit Feet came along.
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