Health

A group of Swedish athletes standing in a group and cheering.
Athletes from 19 countries set to join Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games in Östersund and Åre .
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Doctor Richard Perlman sitting for an interview. He has on an blue polo shirt.
Vote Now for the Dr. Steven Perlman Game Changer video for best public policy video
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This was a big year for Special Olympics. From high-level competitions and high-profile partnerships to the expansion of Unified Sports and Athlete Leadership, the power of inclusion was on full display.
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Special Olympics athletes playing bocce
My name is James Kropp, and I am a Special Olympics athlete competing in bocce and bowling. I have won many medals, including a gold in bocce.
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3 professionals are showing an illustration as two other women stand behind a podium and applause. A man in the audience can be seen in the bottom left corner.
Earlier this week, philanthropist and businessman Tom Golisano committed $1.5 million to support a new $2 million medical oncology center at Niagra Falls Memorial Medical Center in upstate New York, with the goal of improving access to cancer treatment for all, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Nyasha in a red polo speaking to the camera during the filming of an instructional video.
Special Olympics athletes have skills and abilities beyond sports. In a new Expert Tip video series, athletes share their know-how on a range of helpful and popular topics.
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Athletes and coaches pose in front of the open water swim course.
Over 175 athletes, coaches, and volunteers descended on Last Cuevas Beach in Trinidad for the 4th annual Special Olympics Beach Games.
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Dr. Timothy Shriver speaking behind a podium at a CDC engagement.
Dr. Timothy Shriver represented Special Olympics at the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds in Atlanta on 15 October—a monthly scientific presentation featuring the important work that CDC is doing in the United States and around the world to protect people and save lives.
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Proper Hand Washing Techniques
Special Olympics athletes have skills and abilities beyond sports. In a new Expert Tip video series, athletes share their know-how on a range of helpful and popular topics.
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A young girl is washing her hands from a  water jug and young children are around watching her.
As the world rallies around Global Handwashing Day, it is important to bring awareness to those who face barriers and challenges around hygiene and handwashing.
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