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A group of students stand on stage celebrating with their hands up.
ESPN honored one school in Mexico City for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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A group of athletes close together posing with thumbs up and the peace sign; athletes are wearing red and white Adidas football uniforms.
On Monday, June 10th, Special Olympics International, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations will host a panel discussion at the United Nations in conjunction with the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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Young boy jumping on rail road tracks in front of a wall that is tagged with graffiti.
With over 6-million Special Olympics athletes around the globe, it is easy to find examples of true excellence, dedication, perseverance and motivation.
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Large group of people with text at the bottom that says "Be Unified".
Special Olympics is proud to recognize the impact of Leos & the Lions Club International Foundation in leading their communities through projects of social inclusion.
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Students and teachers cheering in the bleachers. All have on Unified Champion Schools t-shirts.
ESPN honored four schools participating in the “Play Unified. Learn Unified.” project supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. These schools were recognized for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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Female athlete on the track running. Another two female athletes are in the background along with spectators in the seats.
Ecuadorian athlete Jacqueline Gilces starred in one of the most emotional moments of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Aquiles at poolside after his silver-medal winning swim in the 25m breaststroke
After a technical disqualification over the weekend, Aquiles Heredia rallied with a stellar effort in the breaststroke today—earning his first big win of the games, a silver medal!
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Aquilis Heredia giving a thumbs up. Spectators are in the background.
Aquiles Heredia is so determined to swim his best, he's improved his technique beyond what even his most supportive doctors had predicted.
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Female power lifter in yellow and black holding a bar on her shoulders, a spotter is behind her.
The spirit of competition was in full swing during day one of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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Arial shot of female player shooting for the hoop; 9 other players accompany her on the court along with three officials and spectators can be seen int he background.
The first day of competition, 15 March, at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi kicked off with a number of notable firsts.
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