Global Ambassador

NFL Play 60 and Special Olympics Team Up For Inclusive Fitness
The NFL Play 60 program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles for children by getting young people physically active for 60 minutes a day. Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer and Special Olympics Supporter Will Shields recently led an NFL Play 60 virtual workout for Special Olympics athletes in Kansas City.
An athlete holding hands and walking with William Contreras and an athlete holding up Gleyber Torres' #25 shirt.
Major League Baseball All-Stars Willson Contreras and Gleyber Torres joined Special Olympics as the first MLB players to be named Global Ambassadors.
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Daniel interviewing Apolo Ohno
“Just like in the Olympics and just like right now, we have to get back up, we have to throw ourselves towards the finish line and we have to continuously keep adapting and reinventing ourselves.”
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A behind-the-scenes view of the NBA virtual fan experience on Microsoft Teams.
To say everything is a bit different these days is an understatement. But the NBA is doing everything it can to make things feel normal.
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Bart Conner with gymnastics athletes in the gym.
Special Olympics Board of Directors member Bart Conner was recently interviewed by Front Office Sports CEO Adam White on a podcast titled Office Hours: Bart Conner, Owner of Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy and Former US Olympian.
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four separate images of athletes saying thank you.
All month, Special Olympics is celebrating Champions of Inclusion—leaders who are building a more just and joyful world for all! It’s the perfect time for our athlete leaders to send a message to our Global Ambassadors and Champion Ambassadors, who work tirelessly year-round to champion respect for people of all abilities. We appreciate you!
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Young athletes running.
A Transformative Gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Will Promote Positive Social Change and Foster More Inclusive Societies
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Special Olympics International Global Ambassador Apolo Ohno with Hanna Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger from Special Olympics Colorado.
Special Olympics International Global Ambassador Apolo Ohno, three-time Olympian in short track speed skating, expressed his excitement for the World Winter Games 2022 Kazan on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show (Stars Channel 109).
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Athlete Federico Correzzola on the Special Olympics Italy Smart Games banner.
With the world in lockdown over the past months, Special Olympics programmes across Europe Eurasia were forced to cancel or postpone activities to protect the health of athletes and their families.
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Vladimir “Vanja” Grbic in a huddle with athletes holding a volleyball.
During his time of Covid-19 lockdown in Serbia, Olympic Volleyball legend and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Vladimir “Vanja” Grbic took time to answer a range of questions from across our movement—from how to cope with social distancing to how to prepare for an Olympic final.
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