Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers

Group of seven athletes standing in front of a sign that reads, Changing the world is a contact sport, game on. Some of the athletes are holding Bocce balls.
For the very first time, Special Olympics hosted a Unified Bocce experience at the United Nations.
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Nyasha Derera at the United Nations
During the 12th Session of the UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, Special Olympics Zimbabwe athlete Nyasha Derera shared his personal story of exclusion. #choosetoinclude
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Runners in red t-shirts running towards the camera across a finish line.
What do Special Olympics athletes and supporters, Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter OBE and Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah have in common?
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A group of athletes close together posing with thumbs up and the peace sign; athletes are wearing red and white Adidas football uniforms.
On Monday, June 10th, Special Olympics International, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations will host a panel discussion at the United Nations in conjunction with the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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renee manfredi smiling
Renee Manfredi is a leader, athlete, singer and master of four languages who just happens to have autism.
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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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Daniel Smrokowski and Keira Byland
Daniel Smrokowski, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, interviews Kiera Byland, who won three gold medals in cycling at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.
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Daniel Smrokowski and Daina Shilts
Daniel Smrokowski, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, interviews Daina Shilts, special correspondent for ESPN for the Special Olympics World Games 2019.
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Ian Harper and Emanuelle de Souza
Ian Harper, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger from Great Britain, interviews Emmanuelle de Souza, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger from Brazil.
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