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Special Olympics World Games Santiago 2027 Announcement Makes Headlines Around the World

Special Olympics Board Chair Dr. Timothy Shriver poses with Special Olympics athletes during the press event to announce that Santiago, Chile will be the host site for the 2027 Special Olympics World Games.
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Special Olympics welcomes Paraguay into the Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion

Paraguay made history by becoming the inaugural South American nation to join the Special Olympics Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion.
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Special Olympics Coaches Pave the Way for Women in Football With the Help of Nike

Over the past nine months, Nike sponsored a Coach+ initiative called the Nike Unified Football Leagues Development project, providing coaches with additional training and growth opportunities.
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“I consider myself an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities”: An interview with Pablo Composto, Sargent Shriver Global Messenger

For World Autism Awareness Day, we highlight the stories and efforts of our athletes for the promotion and advocacy of the full recognition of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), including autism spectrum disorder.
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Special Olympics Announces New Rosemary Collaboratory Initiative to Help Strengthen Health Systems to Include those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Rosemary Kennedy inspired Eunice Kennedy Shriver to found Special Olympics, and Special Olympics is excited to further honor her memory with the newly launched Rosemary Collaboratory.
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Dr. Carlos Chacón's Visionary Journey

Ecuadorian pioneer has brought improved eye health and vision care to Special Olympics athletes for over two decades thanks to support of Lions Clubs International Foundation
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Chile Enters Final Stage of 2027 Special Olympics World Games Bid

Santiago, Chile has advanced to the final stage of host evaluation for the 2027 Special Olympics World Games.
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Global Partnership Between FIVB And Special Olympics International Thrives with Events in Poland and Brazil

The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and Special Olympics International (SOI) have solidified their worldwide commitment to the cause of inclusion through sports with a series of events in Poland and Brazil in September and October 2023.
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Coach Webinar Series 2023, presented by Gallagher. Webinar 2 – Coaching Youth Athletes

A recap of week 1 of the 2023 Coach Webinar Series, presented by Gallagher.
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Join Special Olympics and Celebrate ICCE Global Coaches Day

Today, 25 September, Special Olympics recognizes and celebrates its coaches around the world for their efforts in teaching and encouraging athletes through sport and continuing to grow the movement of inclusion!
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