Leadership

six images of young adults and kids performing in activities outside.
The Kenyan government estimates that over 3 million people of its population have a disability which exemplifies the need for Special Olympics Unified Schools.
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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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renee manfredi smiling
Renee Manfredi is a leader, athlete, singer and master of four languages who just happens to have autism.
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Chaica Al Qassimi giving a speech at the World Games in Abu Dhabi
By Special Olympic athlete, Chaica Al Qassimi, a Technical Officer, Judo, Special Olympics UAE team.
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Kiera Byland smiling with her hands held together and in front of her mouth.
British cycling star Kiera Byland won a gold medal for Team Great Britain in her opening race at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 on 16 March.
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Daniel Smrokowski and Jenny Fortner sit outside during an interview.
Athlete Leader Daniel Smrokowski Interviews New Special Olympics Board Member Jennifer Fortner.
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Jasmine stands on the stage with a microphone in her hand.
Jasmine is an athlete leader from Pakistan. She is a Board Member for Special Olympics Pakistan and Co-Chair of the Athlete Input Council for Special Olympics Asia Pacific.
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Athlete, Terrence Davis, and another person sitting on concrete steps next to a brick wall.
Long-time athlete Terrence Davis is heading to Abu Dhabi for the 2019 World Games as a coach for the SO St Vincent and Grenadines Bocce team.
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Two people illustrating artistic visual notes on a large drawing board.
In March 2019, our Global Youth Leadership Summit will bring together unified young leaders of the Special Olympics movement to mold a new world.