North America

Woman throwing basketball into a basket as spectators and refs watch.
In an act of true sportsmanship and generosity, Special Olympics parent Debbie Antonelli sunk 2,400 free throws in her 24-Hour Nothing But Net marathon on May 18 to support Special Olympics South Carolina.
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7 cheerleaders performing on stage in red and blue outfits with USA across the front.
It was a successful and amazing week at the International Cheer Union’s World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando. The first Special Olympics Division was launched with 5 US National teams competing in Unified and Traditional Cheer, Unified and Traditional Pom, and Unified Hip Hop. All 5 teams brought home a Gold medal.
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A group of Special Olympic athletes had a day to remember as they trained alongside multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix in a Unified Sprint Clinic at Dubai Police Academy Stadium, today (17 March).
Fitness is an important component of a healthy lifestyle for everyone. For athletes, a good fitness routine can help them perform at the highest level during every competition while feeling confident.
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Soccer players (footballers) in two rows (front row keeled down and back row standing) from all different unified teams outside in front of the keepers net in a group photo.
Unified Soccer Exchange Program promotes social inclusion, highlighted by East vs. West Unified All-Star Showcase in Orlando.
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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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Volunteers and athletes dance together on the sand at the beach at the 2018 Beach Games in Trinidad.
You can find them at events, in offices and all over social media! Special Olympics volunteers are the motor fueling the movement.
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Brothers Evan and Jay sitting side by side being interviewed.
Evan and Jay are not only brothers, they are Unified basketball teammates at Ponaganset High School, a Unified Champion School.
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Ian Harper and Mary Moore
Ian Harper, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, interviews Mary Moore, the Head Coach of Special Olympics USA’s tennis team.
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Six diverse students pose on a basketball court
Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® builds on Special Olympics’ values, principles, practices, experiences and impacts to shape a generation that welcomes everyone.
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