Sports

Image of athletes and coaches with the Gallagher and Special Olympics logos at the top.
As the Official Sponsor of Special Olympic International Sport and Coach Programming, A.J. Gallagher & Co. is committed to empowering athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to face their future with confidence through quality coaching and training experiences.
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Shot put athlete shot putting on the field.
Special Olympics Chief Health Officer Dr. Alicia Bazzano and Chief of Sport and Competition Lou Lauria were guests on Sports Byline USA’s internet radio show “Titillating Sports,” hosted by Rick Tittle.
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Christophe Schuler on golf course at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
How are we creating tipping points toward inclusion across communities? What can others learn from the Special Olympics movement and our athletes? What does our return-to-play plan look like in various parts of the world?
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Two women side by side hugging one another with medals hanging around their neck.
Krystal Johnson and Jenna Ramirez are two of four Special Olympics athletes from Special Olympics Southern California featured in this season’s FabFitFun Summer Box!
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Special Olympics Belgium Virtual Games 2020 programme.
This spring, Special Olympics Belgium welcomed the very first edition of the Virtual Games—a two-day digital event as a replacement for the traditional Summer National Games. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belgian team was forced to cancel the in-person competition, but that didn’t stop their athletes from finding a way to compete!
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Chris Nikic standing after a swim meet with medals around his neck
This is an excerpt from the USA Today article titled “Special Olympian Chris Nikic trains to be first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman.”
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Female athlete playing tennis; taking a swing at the ball during a game.
In an exciting first, Special Olympics has worked with our partner, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to create a free e-learning course called an "Introduction to Coaching Players with Intellectual Disabilities" for the ITF’s online learning platform the ITF Academy.
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Ratna Mohd Zain, her daughter Nadhrah and Coach JC.
Ratna Mohd Zain’s daughter Nadhrah is a swimmer with Special Olympics Singapore. Ratna believes parents need to play their part to work in tandem with coaches to bring out the best in their children.
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An athlete holding an certificate with other players standing on either side of him in a gymnasium.
Last February, a group of basketball players from Special Olympics Lithuania had a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience—they participated in workshops at the top basketball club in the country, Zalgiris Kaunas!
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Four people standing out together holding a banner that reads: Special Olympics Great Britain.
Special Olympics Global Ambassador Padraig Harrington was recently interviewed by Alan Brazil and his colleagues at the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show on talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station.
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