Health

a man with examination gloves on is performing a test while athletes and other individuals watch under an outdoor tent.
How important is it to get a second opinion? Ask any of the athletes who have received a health screening from Special Olympics. To date, Special Olympics has conducted more than 2.3 million throughout the world.
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A young boy on the left hold a mother figures hand; a young girl with crutches dressed in floral and pink in the center; a young man with two canes standing and smiling.
Around the world, there are one billion people who live with disabilities. Currently, the global health community is working toward two, ambitious goals for 2030.
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Six people on a set standing around a table with food.
Los Angeles-based Unified Schools teammates, Diego Salazar and Iantha Kahn, served up some savory salads with Mara Sampo’ and Chef Massimo Denaro from Sfixio in Beverly Hills during the “Special Olympics Live” stream-a-thon. You can find the recipes for Caprse Salad, Sicilian Salad and Tuscan Panzanella Salad below.
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Two representatives show a group of individuals instructions in a gymnasium.
If you thought 586,000 square miles—the land surface of Alaska—could slow down Darci Owens, you were wrong.
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Eight individuals from young to older adult stand side by side holding a plaque; behind the group signage reads, Special Olympics Lebanon
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and made possible by the Golisano Foundation and other local partners, Special Olympics Lebanon hosted its first health conference.
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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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Family of 8 standing together for a photo, Sesame Street's Elmo is standing behind the family.
Special Olympics volunteers Dr. Dindo Astom and Dr. Arlyn Astom found a way to make a difference for people with intellectual disabilities...
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Six professionals standing side by side in a small group for a photo.
In partnership with Special Olympics, the Golisano Foundation is working to make health, healthcare and health systems fully inclusive of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Sweden 2021 accompanied by a photo of a skier in motion on the snow.
Fair and equal access to health care for those with intellectual disabilities is set to be a major focus of the 2021 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Sweden.
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A small group of 6 Special Olympics representatives including two Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers standing together.
Special Olympics Kenya and Lions Sight First Eye Hospital Honored with Golisano Award
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