Games

Athlete Federico Correzzola on the Special Olympics Italy Smart Games banner.
With the world in lockdown over the past months, Special Olympics programmes across Europe Eurasia were forced to cancel or postpone activities to protect the health of athletes and their families.
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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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Francis Mauro, Special Olympics Gibraltar runner, running through the Abu Dhabi desert.
Special Olympics Gibraltar athlete Francis Mauro has courageously volunteered to continue working as a Messenger on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis at a hospital in Gibraltar.
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Images of people holding the care package.
Special Olympics athletes and others living in group facilities are at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Council of Rhode Island found a creative way to support this vulnerable population.
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World Games 2019, Track and Field - young man celebrating.
It's the most exciting time of year for all who are involved. Each year at the beginning of June, hundreds of Special Olympics Maryland athletes gather at Towson University just outside Baltimore City, ahead of the annual Summer Games.
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Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games in Duved on February 02, 2020
With the slalom slopes having become her second home, Swedish alpine skier Aurelia Hagberg showcased not only her talents, but also a custom-made set of ski clothing at the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020.
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three women standing next to each other and smiling for a group photo.
The first day of the Sweden Invitational Games, on 1 February 2020, proved to be an exciting and inclusive time for everyone.
Latrice in and orange ski jacket on one kneed posing for the camera on the slopes.
Latrice recently became the first African American to race at the Unified Snowboarding X Games competition.
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22 people pose in a group photo on the slopes after competing. All of them are wearing brightly colored snow clothes, goggles, and helmets. One of them holds a snowboard.
On 23 January, 10 pairs of Special Olympics athletes and professional snowboarders returned for the sixth annual Unified Snowboarding Competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado. For the first time ever, six teams of two, including one Special Olympics athlete and one professional skier, competed in the first-ever Unified Skiing Competition at the X Games.
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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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