Health

Around 100 conference participants gathered in front of a large screen and Special Olympics branding.
What a year! Did you know that between 2017 and 2018, almost 90,000 people were involved in Special Olympics health and fitness initiatives across Europe Eurasia? Time to learn more about our exciting and diverse health work!
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A Special Olympics athlete having his eyes tested at an Opening Eyes screening.
Petra and Luka Temnikar travelled 140 kilometres across Slovenia to attend a Special Olympics Opening Eyes screening, and it was worth every kilometre!
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Special Olympics coaches and athletes stand in a gym in work-out gear.
Special Olympics Slovenia is currently in its second year of a three-year Healthy Communities Project, within which one of the main focuses is healthy lifestyle promotion.
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Female speaker with a microphone presents powerpoint presentation at the top of a room.
Special Olympics Belgium recently organised a high-level Health Summit calling for immediate action to improve health services for all people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Belgium.
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Smiling pediatrician is looking over and checking out an athlete during a screening.
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Special Olympics signed an agreement to promote sports, physical activity, health, inclusive education, sustainable and human development, and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Three team players on the field, one coming into the group for an embrace and two give each others a high-five. Additional players are on the field in the background.
In Chicago, one of my responsibilities was to interview athletes, families, and volunteers. As a result, I had the great opportunity to write athlete stories of determination, loyalty, and bravery.
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George Piece (on the left) and Bob Beamon (on the right) speak at the Southside Occupational Academy High School in Chicago. Two athletes are in the background watching George and Bob present the shoes to an audience.
Longtime athlete and Special Olympics employee organizes initiative to address a global need.
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SG Speaking and panel of two men and one women looking on at him.
Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, Surgeon General of the Unites States presented with Special Olympics at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Diego!
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An illustration of a person running, text that reads: Special Olympics Health | Made possible by Golisano Foundation. Text that reads: Some Special Olympics athletes have a passion for health and fitness.
Health Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been trained to serve as a health and wellness leaders, educators, advocates and role models within their communities.
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Mallory Morris in workout clothes and a t-shirt that reads: Team Kansas Special Olympics, is holding a sign that reads Hashtag Inclusive Health
Mallory Morris is a twenty-four year old Special Olympics who competes in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field in her hometown of Manhattan, Kansas.
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