North America

Chris Nikic biking at a competition.
Chris Nikic, a Special Olympics Florida athlete who has Down syndrome, competes in golf, swimming, track, basketball and triathlons.
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Five people stand at a podium at the U.S. Senate. They are framed by the U.S. flag on the left side and by the Senate flag on the right side.
On Thursday, 5 March 2020, Members of Congress, the UAE Embassy, and Special Olympics USA athletes from Southern California, Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Ohio, and Connecticut gathered for a screening of The Road to Abu Dhabi, a documentary about the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Ken: Making a Better World
Through Unified Leadership, we are bringing people together to learn from each other & build a more inclusive world.
Chris Carter, special Olympics Virginia, claps his hands during the basketball game.
Every year, for the past nine years, a select group of talented Special Olympics athletes and basketball superstars past and present, form two teams, lace up and battle it out in the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game!
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Two NBA players standing behind two Special Olympics athletes on the court.
Twelve Special Olympics All-star athletes will be on the same teams as some of the NBA’s finest players, including NBA legends, active and former WNBA players and celebrity figures.
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NFL legend and SiriusXM host Ed McCaffrey interviews athlete Antrone “Juice” Williams and NFL quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.
Every year, the week before the Super Bowl features the one of the largest gatherings of media in the United States. Consumer sports, entertainment, lifestyle and business broadcast outlets set up to cover the news and festivities before the Big Game on Sunday.
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Cole sitting on a set of stairs looking into the distance and smiling.
Cole is an athlete and co-stars in the hit television series “Stumptown” on ABC.
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Latrice in and orange ski jacket on one kneed posing for the camera on the slopes.
Latrice recently became the first African American to race at the Unified Snowboarding X Games competition.
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22 people pose in a group photo on the slopes after competing. All of them are wearing brightly colored snow clothes, goggles, and helmets. One of them holds a snowboard.
On 23 January, 10 pairs of Special Olympics athletes and professional snowboarders returned for the sixth annual Unified Snowboarding Competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado. For the first time ever, six teams of two, including one Special Olympics athlete and one professional skier, competed in the first-ever Unified Skiing Competition at the X Games.
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Four athletes stand side by side in a group in front of a tennis net
33 of Top Special Olympics North America Tennis Athletes Featured
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