Football

During the ESPN broadcast of the DC United verses New England Revolution game on Friday, July 12, 2019, Special Olympics Unified soccer teams that also took to the field were covered in the primetime halftime report. The unified event took place as part of the Global Week of Inclusion in partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and ESPN.
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Women in football/soccer jerseys run after a football on a green pitch.
Suzanne van den Einden-Brok from The Netherlands is both a Special Olympics Athlete Leader and a dedicated footballer. Now she’s combining her talents on a mission open up the beautiful game to ALL women and girls!
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Special Olympics - Keep up with the Girls
‘Keep Up With the Girls’ is a new Special Olympics project, supported by Erasmus+ across 20 European countries, aimed at getting women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities involved in football.
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A young girls in a yellow t-shirt holds a red football. Her eyes are closed and she is shouting in glee.
The Young Athletes programme in Moldova is going from strength to strength.
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A group of young people in yellow and white t-shirts stand behind an 'ESPN and Special Olympics Unified Sports' banner facing the camera on an indoor court.
Participants at the recent ESPN-sponsored Unified Football Tournament in Bosnia and Herzegovina experienced not only the joy of football, but also moments of inclusion, connection and generosity.
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Football Promo 2019
The month of June is an amazing time for Special Olympics footballers and football fans all across the globe. 20 European Union countries are embracing the football development project “Keep Up With The Girls” geared specifically to women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities. The “Keep Up With The Girls” will be held In alignment with the FIFA Women’s World Cup also taking place in Europe as well. Both events take aim at encouraging all women to live healthy and active lives.
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Eleven women wearing orange and white football kits stand in front of a football/soccer net on a football pitch.
More than 150 players from across Europe were greeted as true champions at the Closing Ceremony of the recent Special Olympics European 8-a-side Football Tournament in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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Two female footballers on the pitch trying to take control of the ball.
The month of June is an amazing time for Special Olympics footballers and football fans all across the globe.
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In a line of female athletes standing on a stage with medals around their necks, one shakes hand with a female standing on the ground.
Players at the recent Special Olympics European Football Tournament were not only cheered on by friends, fans and families, they were also supported by international football star Célia Šašić.
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