Health

Vince shows his muscles.
Vince Egan, a 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games gold medal winner in alpine skiing from Colorado, competes in five Special Olympics sports and coaches youth basketball.
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Hillary smiling at an indoor swimming pool.
For Autism Awareness Month, we get fitness advice and tips from a wise Health Messenger.
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Joyce’s Story
In Africa and elsewhere, Special Olympics conducts crucial outreach to help spread understanding about people with intellectual disabilities. This overcomes harsh stigma and brings new awareness among caregivers and others working with this vulnerable population. Here's just a glimpse into how this has brought new hope to Joyce, a young girl in Uganda.
"It's Fantastic!"
Dr. Veenu Seth was introduced to inclusive health through her volunteer work in nutrition education and health promotion in the Asia-Pacific region. She saw its power among students with disabilities in India. She was amazed by the difference it makes!
School of Strength Athletes pose with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch
On 25 March, NBC’s TODAY Show hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin featured the brand new Special Olympics School of Strength fitness campaign in a new segment called #UpliftTODAY, designed to spread positivity.
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School of Strength Athletes pose with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch
Partners with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch to Develop Series of Peer-Led Workout Videos to Inspire Year-Round Fitness
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Group of athletes standing together holding the WWE championship belt
The mere mention of the word “bootcamp” can strike fear in the hearts of many. Yet for others, it conjures up the idea of strength, which is exactly what inclusive bootcamp instructor Beth Donahue wants her class to develop.
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Lawrence Mwangi playing keeper and guarding the goalie's net.
Lawrence Mwangi is a standout player for Special Olympics Kenya’s Floor Hockey team. His speed and skill helped the team win game after game, eventually climbing to the top of their division.
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Young athlete is given an eye exam by a volunteer while another athlete watches.
The first-ever Pan African Games provided a one of a kind experience, including in Healthy Athletes, with 1845 screenings in just 5 days!
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Two men seated at a small table signing a document with seven people standing behind them.
PITTSFORD, N.Y., February 25, 2020: The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College and Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in the field of intellectual disability nursing.
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