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Special Olympics Russia Holds Logo Design Competition for 2022 Winter Games
The logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 will be determined by a design contest hosted by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation in cooperation with Special Olympics Russia.
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Adults on the beach playing volleyball.
Special Olympics Russia athlete Katya Sazonova demonstrates the power of sport even during social distancing in a new World Health Organization Europe post.
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Group of five athletes lined up against a railing.
Planning for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 is officially underway as Kazan, Russia was announced as official host city of the Games. Despite social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, enthusiasm about the announcement was shared virtually.
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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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A team of unified Russian football players
Shuya, Russia—Special Olympics Russia hosted an All-Russian Youth Football and Unified Football Tournament with more than 100 participants—with and without intellectual disabilities—representing six regions of the Russian Federation.
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A woman and two men sit behind a desk with mircophones and a Special Olympics flag.
Olga Slutsker has been elected as the new President of Special Olympics Russia at a recent Extraordinary Conference in Moscow.
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Five young people in traditional costumes pose on a stage with grass and a blue sky in the background.
June was a very exciting month for Special Olympics Russia which launched the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) ‘Play Unified. Learn Unified.’ project in not one, but five cities across the country!
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The Special Olympics International Board of Directors member was among the celebrities and athletes who took part.
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The athletes' dream became a reality when they served as flag bearers at the recent FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.
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Special Olympics Athlete Profile: Svetlana Lebedeva
Left in an orphanage as an infant, Svetlana’s joy for life shows in many ways, but competing as a gymnast is where she excels.