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A Mermaid in Berlin: Swimmer Anita Reflects on the World Games 2023

One year on from the World Games in Berlin, Special Olympics Italy swimmer Anita Greco and her family look back on the immense impact the competition has had on their lives.
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Earth Day 2024: Special Olympics Drive Sustainability in Italy and Belgium

The following is an excerpt from Inside the Games’ article on Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023’s sustainability project
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Earth Day 2024: Special Olympics Sustainability Project Is Making Waves in Belgium And Italy

What impact do Special Olympics sports events—from food and travel to branding and waste—have on the environment? More importantly, what can we do about it?
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Special Olympics Italia National Winter Games 2024

The Special Olympics Italia Winter Games 2024 took place 4 – 8 March 2024 in Sestriere, Pragelato, Entracque and Borgo Sandalmazzo.

European Sports Conference Paves the Way for a More Inclusive Future in Sports

Bi-annual Gathering Unites Over 100 Sports Leaders from 40+ National Programs in Torino, Italy
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Gerald Mballe Receives the Integration of Refugees Through Sport Award 2021

Special Olympics Advisor and advocate for Unified with Refugees programme, Gerald Mballe has been shortlisted for the Integration of Refugees Through Sport Award (IRTS) Role Model Award.
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Unified with Refugees: Bringing Inclusive Development to World Refugee Day

From Brussels to Nairobi and from Tuzla to Turin and beyond, the Special Olympics Unified with Refugees program continues to expand its reach in affording Special Olympics athletes and refugee youth alike the opportunity to come together and Play Unified.
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Special Olympics Europe Eurasia celebrates 2021 Online National Games!

Since the Covid pandemic. many programmes in Europe have launched a new version of their virtual games!
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Simone Perona Becomes First Athlete with Intellectual Disabilities to Run Biultra 24-Hour Ultramarathon!

Simone Perona, Special Olympics Italy marathon runner, competes in the BiUltra ultramarathon—a 24-hour-long race run yearly in Biella, Northern Italy.
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“They empowered me, and I empowered them” – Gerald Mballe on Live Like You Play podcast

Gerald Mballe, long time Special Olympics Italy Unified Partner and now Advisor for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia, shares a powerful and moving conversation about his life and sport with David Eades on Sports for Humanity's podcast, Live Like You Play.
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