Global Ambassador

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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Four people standing out together holding a banner that reads: Special Olympics Great Britain.
Special Olympics Global Ambassador Padraig Harrington was recently interviewed by Alan Brazil and his colleagues at the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show on talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station.
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Bart Conner,Chelsea Werner, and Nadia Comaneci on the movie set at the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy.
Inclusion is on full display in the new film Full Out 2 – You Got This! to be released digitally on Monday, 23 March 2020 for purchase and rental. The movie, based on a true story, chronicles the University of Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics team as they try to recapture a national championship without their star athlete.
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A group of men and women in professional clothing hold a red soccer ball in a gymnasium.
On 21 October 2019, Nazareth College, Special Olympics New York, and the Golisano Foundation announced the grand opening of the Golisano Training Center at Nazareth College—the first of its kind collaboration on inclusion, fitness, and wellness for athletes of all abilities.
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Tajha dribbling the basketball on a court. Other athletes are behind and in front of her.
Tajha’s tough times have motivated her; now, she’s motivating others.
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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Joe Haden Finds Inspiration at World Games
Joe Haden, cornerback for the Pittsburg Steelers, had a blast taking part at the Unified Flag Football Clinic at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
WWE Superstar and Special Olympics Ambassador The Big Show poses for a picture with Special Olympics Athlete Garrie Barnes
Seven-time world champion and first wrestling superstar to hold a WWE, WCW, and ECW championship belt, Big Show paid a visit to Special Olympics athletes and employees at the Special Olympics headquarters in Washington, DC.
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Actors Yara Shahidi, an athlete from Special Olympics New York, and Actor Charles Melton smile for a photo.
Before premiering their new film “The Sun Is Also A Star” to the world, stars Charles Melton (Riverdale) and Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) invited Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® students to an advanced screening in New York City!
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A female and male speaker stand at the top of the room addressing a seated audience.
A new BBC documentary on how Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver changed the world through sport is inspiring Special Olympics supporters across Great Britain to join the Special Olympics Unified Mile on 26 May 2019.
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