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Summer Games

From Athlete to Coach—A Dream Chasing Story Spanning 40 Years

This excerpt is from Human Race’s article, “From Athlete to Coach – A Dream Chasing Story Spanning 40 Years.”
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Recap of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023

The Special Olympics World Games 2023 took place this summer from 17 – 25 June in Berlin, Germany. Thousands of athletes, coaches, families and fans descended upon the historic city as Special Olympics athletes competed against one another in 26 different sports. Athletes not only trained and competed, they were able to experience new and different cultures while meeting new people and experience the many resources available to them through Special Olympics and its partners. The week was filled with triumphs on and off the competition fields as the Movement continues to grow and expand becoming even more inclusive through the power of sport.

The Flame is Lit for World Games Berlin 2023

The moment has come: The Special Olympics Flame of Hope™ was lit by a high priestess in Athens, Greece, in a solemn ceremony at the historic temple Zappeion Megaron.
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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with Special Olympics Athlete Ablaye Ndiaye

Down syndrome is the term used to describe a set of cognitive and physical symptoms that can result from having an extra copy or part of a copy of chromosome 21. The theme of World Down Syndrome Day 2023 is “with us not for us.”
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Badminton Experts Deliver Shuttle Time Program to Expand Sport in North America

Special Olympics volunteers and coaches get together to develop their badminton knowledge and expertise.
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Ready for Berlin 2023

10 October marks 250 days until the kickoff of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023! Hear from some of the athletes competing about what they are most looking forward to when they arrive in Germany.

2023 Berlin World Games International Technical Officials Application Now Open

Special Olympics is seeking candidates located outside of Germany to serve as sports competition International Technical Officials for the 2023 Berlin World Games.
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Key to success of Special Olympics Malta Games

The Special Olympics Malta Invitational Games 2022 would not have been possible without the immense support of the Government of Malta and SportMalta, as well as that of key advocates at all levels of public life.
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Special Olympics, International Canoe Federation Sign Memorandum of Understanding

During the National Games Berlin 2022, Special Olympics and the International Canoe Federation signed a proclamation committing to develop a long-term cooperation plan between the two organizations.
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