Loretta Claiborne

Loretta stands at a podium and smiles at the crowd.
“I developed an anger inside of myself. But my saving grace was this thing that I wanted to be an athlete. And there was this thing called “Special Olympics.” With these words, Loretta Claiborne summarized what had made all the difference in her life.
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Tajha & Loretta
When Tajha heard Loretta Claiborne's story, her whole world changed & she found a renewed purpose in her life. Today, Tajha is leading the #InclusionRevolution in her community!
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Photo of the Special Olympics 50 exhibit at the Smithsonian featuring Loretta Claiborne, Lee Dockins, Marty Sheets and Ricardo Thornton.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC is extending its “Special Olympics at 50” display showcasing five decades of Special Olympics!
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Loretta Claiborne and Maria Shriver sitting down both smiling; Maria has her arm around Loretta's shoulder.
Special Olympics Vice Chair & Athlete, Loretta Claiborne joins, Maria Shriver, as a special guest on her podcast "Meaningful Conversations."
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Athlete running in blue Adidas shorts and tank top. His bib reads 430.
For the first time, five Special Olympics athletes from five states around the U.S. have qualified to run in the annual Boston Marathon.
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Special Olympics Women Empowering the World
Loretta Claiborne, who has been involved in Special Olympics since 1970, shares the story of women’s empowerment through Special Olympics and sports.
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Loretta on stage speaking
Female Special Olympics athletes testified to the power of inclusion during a discussion at the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis lecture on 13 March, 2019.
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