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A man and three women wearing wet suits and swim hats and goggles on their heads, hold hands and smile as they walk out of the sea together with water splashing around their legs.
The Open Water Swimming competition at the recent Special Olympics Italia Beach Games in Cesenatico offered a truly inspiring vision of what victory really means.
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Special Olympics Italia Unified Beach Sports Games
Special Olympics Italy hosted the first Beach Games to be held in Europe Eurasia and supported by Lions Clubs International.
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Zadock Mavinda, a 16-year old, sits in his house during the Golisano Foundation's visit.
"Among one hundred women, only one woman will accept to take care of a child that is not hers and has intellectual disabilities..."
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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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Ann Costello, Executive Director of the Foundation Visits Kenya for the first time and meets with athletes and teachers
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A group of 13 athletes and representatives standing an kneeling in two rows outside.
Around the world, Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities are leading community-based projects for inclusion. Paola and Maria, two Special Olympics youth leaders from El Salvador, share their experiences working together to create change.
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A woman wearing glasses a red t-shirt stands on a stage holding a microphone facing forward with three women standing in a row beside her and watching her speak.
In early July 2019, Lions Clubs International Foundation—one of Special Olympics largest and most long-standing global partners—offered athletes the opportunity to share our joint message of inclusion at the 102nd Lions Clubs International Convention in Milan.
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a man with examination gloves on is performing a test while athletes and other individuals watch under an outdoor tent.
How important is it to get a second opinion? Ask any of the athletes who have received a health screening from Special Olympics. To date, Special Olympics has conducted more than 2.3 million throughout the world.
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Runners in red t-shirts running towards the camera across a finish line.
What do Special Olympics athletes and supporters, Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter OBE and Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah have in common?
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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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