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As the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games came to an end, all in attendance gathered to celebrate a week of sports and inclusion at the Closing Ceremony. Over the loudspeakers and displayed on the jumbotron, the announcement that the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games would be held in Orlando, FL was made. A sense of excitement could be felt throughout the entire venue.
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Special Olympics guest star and co-star of Power Rangers Dino Fury talk about inclusion in new videos.
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Mackenzie Beauvais-Nikl becomes first Special Olympics athlete to co-chair a Program board.
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On 24 October, 2020, Special Olympics Unified pair and U.S. Youth Ambassadors, Steven Russel (athlete and student in Georgia) and Jordan Adeyemi (Unified partner from Georgia who attends boarding school in New Hampshire) appeared on The Weather Channel to discuss ways that students can incorporate physical movement into their days while learning remotely due the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Register now to watch Special Olympics Great Britain’s Katie Day (athlete leader) and Michelle Carney (C.E.O.) participation at the Dial Global Virtual Summit on diversity and inclusion.
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For the first time ever in Latin America, gamers with intellectual disabilities played alongside influencers, athletes and professional gamers in a Unified eSports tournament held on 30 July 2020 as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Chile. The teams competed in two FIFA 20 matches and attracted media, sponsor and influencer attention.
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5 Reasons Inclusion Matters More Than Ever
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How Students With and Without Intellectual Disabilities Can Thrive in a Socially Inclusive Learning Environment
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This article was authored by a Unified writing team (writers with and without an intellectual disability). Jerry Holy is Special Olympics Virginia athlete and Specialist at Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®. Scott George is the Manager for University Engagement at Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools.
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