Sports

Coach Maria at World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 standing with two athletes on either side of her in front of the pavilion.
My journey of being the National Director of Sports for Special Olympics Brazil, a tennis coach and technical delegate coincides with my love of learning.
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Niall sitting with three other athletes that are wearing masks of him.
Special Olympics Great Britain athlete Niall Guite, a basketball gold medalist, has drawn more than 100 pictures of U.K. football (soccer) stadiums and has raised £4,298 so far by selling them.
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Banele on the track on the left and on the beach on the left.
Banele is a South Africa athlete and athlete leader who built on his basketball and athletics skills to become a coach. Then, he became decided to share his training techniques with others in his community.
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Athlete Kai Bodenstein hugging Coach Rob van Someren Brand in a gymnasium.
My name is Rob van Someren Brand, and I’m a football coach for Special Olympics Germany in Berlin.
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Coach Emi in a bright purple cow-neck sweater on the ice with ice skaters in the background.  Text on the top reads: Confidence. Text on the bottom reads: Coach Emi Freese, Special Olympics New York; Gallagher logo and text that reads: Official Sponsor of Special Olympics International Sport and Coach Programming.
The role of a coach comes down to being a strong and supportive leader. As Special Olympics New York coaches, we do this with and for the athletes. We're taking the sport that we love and sharing it because we want to make a change in this world for the better.
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Michel playing football on the right and in his mechanics shirt on the left.
Michel needed a job to support his mother and younger siblings, but he had yet to develop the social and adaptive skills that are so necessary in the workplace. Among other things, he had to adapt to working and communicating with a variety of people.
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Four athletes in the foreground with text behind them that reads: Heja Sverigelaget! with an illustration of the Swedish National Flag.
A new Swedish TV show, Heja Sverigelaget! (Go, Team Sweden!), which follows the journey of four Special Olympics athletes to World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, has captured the imagination of the Swedish public!
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Chris Nikic with a coach on the banks of the water before his swim.
A month before Chris Nikic, Special Olympics Florida athlete, becomes the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a full IRONMAN race on 7 November 2020, he is taking the media by storm as a groundbreaking and high performance athlete.
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This post first appeared in Human Race from Special Olympics Asia Pacific.
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Coach Robert with his two sons Roberto Jr. and Coach Carlos; all three men wearing a MERCER 2019 Special Olympics New Jersey Games shirt.
Roberto Hernandez has coached athletes with intellectual disabilities for 25 years. That’s a long time to do anything, but when you talk to Coach Roberto about coaching for Special Olympics New Jersey now, he still has passion in his voice, the same passion he exudes when he talks about his family.
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