Media Coverage

Loretta Claiborne with text that reads: Loretta Claiborne The Stigma Fighter
In a recent article by Glamour, Loretta Claiborne discusses using her life to teach others how to be more inclusive and empathic.
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Christophe Schuler on golf course at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
How are we creating tipping points toward inclusion across communities? What can others learn from the Special Olympics movement and our athletes? What does our return-to-play plan look like in various parts of the world?
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Johanna Schoeneck standing outside by a tree.
Special Olympics athlete, Johanna Schoeneck, makes it her mission to keep those with intellectual and developmental disabilities safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Tim and Kathleen Shriver on stage at the 25th ESPYS
Special Olympics Board Chairman, Timothy Shriver and his daughter Kathleen get candid about social distancing, social media and the legacy left by the women in the family.
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Athlete receiving a dental examination and an assistant takes notes.
Patients with intellectual disabilities already face complications in finding and getting dental treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made these challenges harder. Special Olympics Chief Health Officer shares her insights about these difficulties.
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Olga Slutsker and three athletes Masha Budina, Misha Stroyev, and Yan Ovsienko standing together.
Fashion magazine Tatler Russia dedicated its June issue to people with intellectual disabilities, featuring Special Olympics cheerleader Masha Budina, swimmers Misha Stroyev and Yan Ovsienko, and Special Olympics Russia President, Olga Slutsker front cover story!
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Two swimmers—post race—being interviewed by the press by the swimming pool.
Jason Teitler, Special Olympics Senior Vice-President of Global Communications and Brand explains the many benefits of earned media even during a changed media landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Becky Lynch and athletes in the ring.
While WWE Superstar Becky Lynch recounted her momentous year to Sports Illustrated, she highlighted her participation in the Special Olympics School of Strength fitness campaign and why working with the organization is so important to her.
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Chris Nikic standing after a swim meet with medals around his neck
This is an excerpt from the USA Today article titled “Special Olympian Chris Nikic trains to be first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman.”
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Becky Lunch and athletes doing jumping jacks.
In a recent interview with ESPN, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch explains why engaging with Special Olympics is important to her, and why she worked with athletes on the School of Strength fitness campaign
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