Law Enforcement Torch Run

Francis Mauro, Special Olympics Gibraltar runner, running through the Abu Dhabi desert.
Special Olympics Gibraltar athlete Francis Mauro has courageously volunteered to continue working as a Messenger on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis at a hospital in Gibraltar.
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Images of people holding the care package.
Special Olympics athletes and others living in group facilities are at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Council of Rhode Island found a creative way to support this vulnerable population.
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Latrice in and orange ski jacket on one kneed posing for the camera on the slopes.
Latrice recently became the first African American to race at the Unified Snowboarding X Games competition.
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This was a big year for Special Olympics. From high-level competitions and high-profile partnerships to the expansion of Unified Sports and Athlete Leadership, the power of inclusion was on full display.
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Female players stand in circle with hands in air.
More than 200 delegates from 12 countries took part in the inaugural Special Olympics International Football Championship held in Chennai, from 3 August to 6 August 2019.
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Two representatives show a group of individuals instructions in a gymnasium.
If you thought 586,000 square miles—the land surface of Alaska—could slow down Darci Owens, you were wrong.
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Sherrie and another runner hold the burning torch alongside side one another during the Final Leg.
Over 100 law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes, the Guardians of the Flame, carried the Flame of Hope, throughout all seven of the United Arab Emirates before safely delivering it to the Opening Ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
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Flame of Hope lit on the opening ceremony stage at the Abu Dhabi 2019 World Games.
Since the first Torch Run at the Olympic Games in 1936, the Torch Run is one of the most important parts of the Opening Ceremony.
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Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019  opening ceremony stage, athletes seated, red lights and full light show action on stage.
The opening ceremony for the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates proved to be an energetic and celebratory tribute to the spirit of competition and the power of inclusion.
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Girl kneeling down and lighting flame of hope from the reflective dish, athletes and spectators are in the background.
During a moving ceremony in Athens, Greece the Flame of Hope torch was lit by the rays of the sun as the first part of its journey to the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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