Summer 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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German delegation celebrating in a group with their hands up in the air.
The Special Olympics World Games offer the opportunity to unite the world like no other event can.
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Africa World Games 2019
Special Olympics has launched a revolution in its approach to sport and competition with the roll-out of an exciting new floorball data project. In partnership with the International Floorball Federation (IFF), Special Olympics launched an innovative real-time sports data project at the Invitational Games in Sweden. The Games are taking place from the 1 to the 4 of February and feature 90 floorball players from Sweden, Belgium, Finland and Spain competing across the competition.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Joe Haden Finds Inspiration at World Games
Joe Haden, cornerback for the Pittsburg Steelers, had a blast taking part at the Unified Flag Football Clinic at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Special Olympics Summer Sounds
Special Olympics and Starkey Hearing Foundation Partnership Bring the Gift of Hearing to World Games Athletes.
U.S. President Donald Trump, center, speaks during a meeting with members of the delegation that represented the USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
On 18 July, 20 Special Olympics USA representatives including athletes, coaches and Unified partners were invited to the White House by President Donald J. Trump to congratulate and recognize them for their accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Two basketball teams on the court, one in red and white and the other in orange and white.
The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi proved to be a life-changing experience for the athletes, unified partners and coaches of Team Singapore. Be inspired by their journey of courage and determination.
Sherrie and another runner hold the burning torch alongside side one another during the Final Leg.
Over 100 law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes, the Guardians of the Flame, carried the Flame of Hope, throughout all seven of the United Arab Emirates before safely delivering it to the Opening Ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
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Athlete (in a USA jersey) on the court smiling as another player approaches him.
Looking back at Special Olympic's basketball star Matthew Millett's amazing full-court shot during the World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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