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From Athlete to Coach—A Dream Chasing Story Spanning 40 Years

This excerpt is from Human Race’s article, “From Athlete to Coach – A Dream Chasing Story Spanning 40 Years.”
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Caroline Tangitau Sweeps Silver in Powerlifting

Caroline Tangitau traveled more than 11,027 miles/17,500 km from New Zealand to Germany to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 in women’s powerlifting.
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Leading the Way to an Inclusive World: Meet Grace

Want to be a better advocate and ally? Here are her insights:
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Samantha Soars

For SO New Zealand athlete Samantha Shepherd, Special Olympics is the place where she found belonging, personal growth and friendship.
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Visually Impaired Swimmer Wins Silver!

When Unity Collins was 12 years old, the parents of the New Zealander introduced her to swimming, not having any idea of the magnitude of the moment.
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New Zealand Special Olympics Athletes Show Solidarity Amid Grief at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

In the wake of the deadly shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, athletes from Special Olympics New Zealand and Special Olympics United Arab Emirates, along with leaders of Special Olympics, gathered at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
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The First Athletes Arrive in Abu Dhabi

2019 World Games athletes have already begun to arrive in Abu Dhabi.
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Meet the World Games Athletes: Ruaumoko Pukepuke

The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be Ruaumoko’s first-ever World Games.
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How Sam Muir-James Conquered Lake Taupo

The Special Olympics New Zealand athlete powered through an amazing 40.5km swim from Taupo to Turangi.
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