Leadership

Illustration of Loretta with text that reads: Top of [HER] Game. | Special Guest Loretta Claiborne | SNONE SNNOW
In an interview for Top of HER Game on Sportsnet, Loretta Clairborne, Special Olympics Board of Directors Vice Chair, recounted her journey from being ignored in school to becoming the voice of millions of Special Olympics athletes.
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Katie Day Special Olympics Great Britain athlete leader and Michelle Carney, Special Olympics Great Britain C.E.O.
Register now to watch Special Olympics Great Britain’s Katie Day (athlete leader) and Michelle Carney (C.E.O.) participation at the Dial Global Virtual Summit on diversity and inclusion.
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Athletes on the left doing a project with text on the right.
The 2nd Special Olympics MENA Regional Athlete Leadership Input Council Meeting was held virtually and attended by 20 Athlete Leaders from 10 programs. During the virtual meeting, all Athlete Leaders participated in a Design Thinking and Recycling Workshop.
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Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and host of Special Chronicles Daniel Smrokowski (left) and Special Olympics Chief Health Officer Dr. Alicia Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH, (right).
Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski is the founder and host of the podcast Special Chronicles Show, which he started in 2008 to give voice to people with special needs.
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Loretta speaking onstage.
Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Inspiration Officer, was recognized by USA Today in the Women of the Century USA TODAY 100 project.
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Special Olympics Middle East/North Africa Youth, Lead to Include
International Youth Day recognizes youth engagement for global action. To celebrate, some young people who took part in the Special Olympics Middle East/North Africa Youth Leadership Summit 2020 share the impact it had on them and their vision for a more inclusive world!
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On 22 and 25 June 2020, over 70, adult mentors, National Directors and international Special Olympics staff gathered for the first-ever Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Online Youth Summit.
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Jaime Cruz and RAVVA in a scene from RAVVA’s music video.
Champions of Inclusion contribute to a more dignified, just and inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities (ID), celebrating the strength of a world where we all enjoy the same rights.
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Loretta on stage at a 50th celebration.
Loretta Claiborne always fought for equal rights growing up. It started as a young child and transitioned into her role as Chief Inspiration Officer for Special Olympics and as a member of the board of directors. During a time of sizable racial divide in the 1960s, she had to fight for inclusion because of her skin color, but also because she had different abilities. A fight she keeps alive to this day.
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