Games

Unified pair celebrating with their medals in front of the press.
For the first year ever, a Unified Ski competition will be part of the line-up of the Special Olympics Unified races at the 2020 X Games.
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Two athletes giving a high-5 while the rest of the team surrounds them and cheers in victory
Special Olympics athlete-coaches from SO Belgium (Tamara) and SO Germany (Andre) made their mark at the Unified Basketball Tournament held in Munich, Germany from 28 – 30 November.
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This was a big year for Special Olympics. From high-level competitions and high-profile partnerships to the expansion of Unified Sports and Athlete Leadership, the power of inclusion was on full display. The momentum of the movement reached far beyond the Special Olympics organization into all aspects of development, industries and pop culture. Here are just a few highlights from 2019.
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Athletes and coaches pose in front of the open water swim course.
Over 175 athletes, coaches, and volunteers descended on Last Cuevas Beach in Trinidad for the 4th annual Special Olympics Beach Games.
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Female players stand in circle with hands in air.
More than 200 delegates from 12 countries took part in the inaugural Special Olympics International Football Championship held in Chennai, from 3 August to 6 August 2019.
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A group of footballers in red and white kits stand in line on a stage. Among the predominantly male group, there are two blonde girls looking at the camera with their thumbs up.
Kimberley and Rachel, aged 16, are the only two girls on their football squad of ten. They represent a new generation of girls with intellectual disabilities determined to spread their passion for football far and wide!
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Representatives from Special Olympics Florida
Leading board members and stakeholders to ensure outstanding experience for athletes and driving organizational growth across Florida
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Two representatives show a group of individuals instructions in a gymnasium.
If you thought 586,000 square miles—the land surface of Alaska—could slow down Darci Owens, you were wrong.
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Women in football/soccer jerseys run after a football on a green pitch.
Suzanne van den Einden-Brok from The Netherlands is both a Special Olympics Athlete Leader and a dedicated footballer. Now she’s combining her talents on a mission open up the beautiful game to ALL women and girls!
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