Football

Three girls hug on the football pitch in celebration.
This year, European Football Week goes digital. Welcome to Faces of Football!
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A man runs at the soccer ball. He is wearing a blue and red uniform. A player from a different team runs after the ball behind him. | A Special Olympics Great Britain stands on a football field showcasing his gold medal.
Winning Gold at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
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Special Olympics athletes and representatives along with professional players on stage together.
Independiente del Valle, the Ambassador Team of Special Olympics Ecuador and current champion of the South American Cup, unveiled their official uniform for the 2020 season, in an emotional event where Special Olympics athletes shone the brightest.
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FC Shakhtar footballers Andriy Pyatov and Danylo Sikan are moved by the “heroism” of Special Olympics athletes, parents and coaches as they visit the award-winning ‘Come on, Play!’ project in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
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Israeli Hapoel Haifa team, a mascot, and Special Olympics athletes hold up a banner on the pitch before the championship football game starts.
One very special day in late 2019, a group of athletes from Special Olympics Israel had the experience of a lifetime. They escorted the players of Hapoel Haifa onto the pitch ahead of a national championship match!
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Two young man standing side by side, the young man on the right is waving to someone off camera.
In 2019, Isak Langfors and Olle Ekman from Uppsala in Sweden had a simple dream—to ensure that young people with intellectual disabilities in their city could experience the joy of football.
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Woman throws shotput
The Special Olympics 1st Pan African Games, held 23rd – 31st January in Egypt, Cairo, brought together athletes from the Special Olympics African and Middle East North Africa regions.
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Man and woman shaking hands on stange in front of a Special Olympics presentation.
Special Olympics and Soccerex signed a global partnership agreement during SoccerexUSA 2019 in Miami, Florida.
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Group of four men and 1 women stand together for a photo.
Close to 140 delegates from 7 countries took part in the Special Olympics Southeast Asia Unified 5-a-side Football Tournament held in Singapore, on 7 and 8 December 2019.
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A man in a red football kit with his back to the camera kicks a football towards the net and a goalkeeper in yellow.
Special Olympics Belgium athletes and refugees who are living in Belgium came together to demonstrate the power of inclusion at a recent Special Olympics Unified Football Competition in Brussels.
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