South Africa

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ephraim Mohlakane sitting next to one another in chairs shaking hands.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has reconnected with Ephraim Mohlakane, a Special Olympics athlete, Board member, and former Global Messenger.
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A smile from Team Senegal athlete Khadija Sy after the medal ceremony for the 100m run. She's standing on stage in front of the World Games logo with volunteers behind her.
Khadija Sy wrapped up her 2019 World Games competitions this week with a 100m run and the 4x100 relay.
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Jimmy blows a red whistle while officiating a floor hockey game at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.
Jimmy Masina is an athlete leader from South Africa and works as an Office Assistant for Special Olympics Africa.
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Ephraim experiencing sitting in a wheel chair surrounded by para-olympians. An athlete on either side of him is holding a basketball.
Ephraim Mohlakane is demonstrating the true power of inclusion by stepping up as a leader outside of the Special Olympics community.
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Special Olympics South Africa 2018 National Summer Games Swimming.jpg
The two days of swimming went well and it was an amazing experience for the athletes.
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Special Olympics South Africa 2018 National Summer Games Table Tennis.jpg
Congratulations to the 31 Table Tennis players who took part during the 2018 Special Olympics South Africa National Summer Games. On the first day of competitions our athletes competed in Table Tennis tournament at the Scots Gymnasium at Wits University Education Campus, Park town. The competition had 5 officials from South African Table Tennis Board who came to officiate the Table Tennis to make sure that our athlete’s results are fair. We had a total number of 126 Games that were played.
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Special Olympics South Africa athletes Tom Lugg-Andrew White-Konrad Zastrau  attend the Special Olympics World Golfers tournament-05-22-2018.jpg
They all competed to their utmost best and came back victorious in the different levels of divisions they competed in.
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Interview with a Lions club Volunteer Betsy Coetzee.jpg
Betsy Coetzee said it was her first time coming to a Special Olympics South Africa screening and that her experience was amazing.
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Inclusion must go beyond the playing field, to empower people with intellectual disabilities to live up to their fullest potential.
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A Family members perspective about Special Olympics and the Healthy Athletes Screening.jpg
Mrs. Francina Bopape, from Mahube valey in Pretoria, was one of the parents who came to the screening with her son. She said that she was very keen to find out what Special Olympics South Africa is about and that this served as a reason for both her and her son to come and attend the screening.
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