Football

Female football/soccer player kicks the ball towards two male players on a football pitch.
Football fields all across Europe are coming alive with activity this summer, as women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities claim their rightful place on the pitch. As part of this effort, from 24 to 26 May, the first-ever Special Olympics International football tournament hosted in Tilburg, the Netherlands, will take place.
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A cut-out photo of two female footballers high-fiving with colourful graphics in the background.
‘Keep Up With the Girls’ is a brand new European Union-supported project aimed at getting women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) involved in football.
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European Football Week 2019
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A team of female footballers in a blue kit jump in the air on a football pitch.
With football fans counting down the days to kick-off at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Special Olympics is also gearing up for a week-long celebration of the beautiful game.
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Soccer players (footballers) in two rows (front row keeled down and back row standing) from all different unified teams outside in front of the keepers net in a group photo.
Unified Soccer Exchange Program promotes social inclusion, highlighted by East vs. West Unified All-Star Showcase in Orlando.
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This year, from 25 May to 2 June, 40,000 participants across 50 countries will take part in 450 events.
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Didier Drogba surrounded by athletes for a group photo.
According to the latest studies, at up to 50% of the world's population is introverted, ranging from needing some alone time to having social anxiety.
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Aboubakrine Sadikh Diaw and Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye standing side by side on the football field. Mame has his hearing aids in.
Football Player Fitted for Hearing Aids at Special Olympics World Games
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Arial shot of female player shooting for the hoop; 9 other players accompany her on the court along with three officials and spectators can be seen int he background.
The first day of competition, 15 March, at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi kicked off with a number of notable firsts.
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The Egyptian Unified Football team and the Egyptian President lined with 3 Egyptian flags on each side.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the president of Egypt, has awarded Special Olympics Egypt's female Unified Football team the Order of Sports Merit for the first time in history.
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