Latin America

Large group of people in a room sitting for a group photo.
In March 2020, total of 20 Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities, along with their mentors, met in Guatemala City to participate in the first Regional Youth Leadership Summit, where they’ll share ideas on how to create a more inclusive world. This diverse gathering of youth leaders represented a total of 10 Programs from Special Olympics Latin America.
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Group of students on the court posing for a large group photo.
On Saturday, February 15, athletes from Special Olympics Venezuela and students from the 10th grade of the Emil Friedman School took to the sports fields and courts of the school to engage in Unified Sports and other joint activities as part of the school’s “Project Unify.”
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Special Olympics athletes and representatives along with professional players on stage together.
Independiente del Valle, the Ambassador Team of Special Olympics Ecuador and current champion of the South American Cup, unveiled their official uniform for the 2020 season, in an emotional event where Special Olympics athletes shone the brightest.
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A group of  young unified athletes together for a photo.
The Honduran National Basketball Federation (FENABAH) and Special Olympics Honduras joined forces to strengthen adapted sports, by beginning collaborations to foster activities from the “Basketball for Good Honduras” initiative.
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Strategic alliance between the Mexican Olympics Movement and Special Olympics Mexico Sports equipment delivery ceremony Appointment of Special Olympics Mexico Ambassadors.
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Young boy surfing with two observers watching.
Special Olympics Puerto Rico changed the usual backdrop of courts and fields for the beach, with the celebration of surfing workshops for athletes and participants with intellectual disabilities.
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A group of  young unified athletes together for a photo.
La Federación Nacional de Baloncesto de Honduras junto a Olimpiadas Especiales de Honduras, unen esfuerzos en pro del deporte adaptado, iniciando colaboraciones para fomentar actividades de la mano de las iniciativas de “Basketball for Good Honduras y Elige Incluir”.
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A group of athletes and Special Olympics representatives are on stage holding hands with their arms raised in victory.
El Equipo Embajador de Olimpiadas Especiales Ecuador y actual campeón de la Copa Sudamericana, Independiente del Valle, presentó su uniforme oficial de la temporada 2020, en un emotivo acto donde los atletas de Olimpiadas Especiales fueron protagonistas.
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Group of athletes and representatives standing together.
6 de Febrero 2020: El Comité Olímpico Mexicano (COM) , Olímpicos Mexicanos, Medallistas Olímpicos Mexicanos y el movimiento Special Olympics México unen esfuerzos para trabajar en la inclusión de los atletas con discapacidad intelectual.
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Young boy surfing with two observers watching.
La organización de Special Olympics Puerto Rico (SOPR) cambió su escenario de canchas y parques por la playa al celebrar unas clínicas de surfing para atletas y participantes con algún tipo de discapacidad intelectual.
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