Health

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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Two young women standing in front of an Athletes Chillout Area sign at the 2019 World Games giving a peace sign and a thumbs up.
Rincy Biju and Jyothi A. participated for the first time at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the world's largest sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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Female athlete on the track running. Another two female athletes are in the background along with spectators in the seats.
Ecuadorian athlete Jacqueline Gilces starred in one of the most emotional moments of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Athlete planking, he's in a green t-shirt and sneakers with gray shorts. The background is different shades of purple in an organic pattern.
To be a great athlete, you need to be a healthy athlete. For National Fitness Month this May, we’re challenging athletes, coaches, families and supporters to take a plank challenge.
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A group of Special Olympic athletes had a day to remember as they trained alongside multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix in a Unified Sprint Clinic at Dubai Police Academy Stadium, today (17 March).
Fitness is an important component of a healthy lifestyle for everyone. For athletes, a good fitness routine can help them perform at the highest level during every competition while feeling confident.
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Students and athletes gather around a student under mosquito net and all are listening to a speaker.
Every year, malaria kills approximately 450,000 of the 220-million people that contract the disease each year. Special Olympics is fighting this mosquito-borne illness in places like Nigeria and Senegal.
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Young woman shows a young girl how to properly wash her hands while other young girls look on.
This story originally appeared in the Global Handwashing Partnership website.
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renee manfredi smiling
Renee Manfredi is a leader, athlete, singer and master of four languages who just happens to have autism.
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Four young men sitting in a group, two have on long sleep red Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 pull overs.
Five years ago, teenager Yusuf Adi Nugraha was happily playing football with his peers in Jakarta, Indonesia. During the match, the 15-year-old saw a good opportunity to score a goal. Without wasting time, he took the shot but the ball hit the post, deflected back and hit him in face, making direct contact with his left eye.
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An athlete participating in MATP celebrates with her coach after shooting a basket.
At the 2019 World Games, 37 Motor Activity Training Program athletes showed the world that people of all levels of ability can participate and benefit from athletic programs.
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