Unified Sports

Jamaal Charles, Joe Haden and Dale Moss Play Unified
Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Jamaal Charles, Joe Haden and Dale Moss invite people with and without intellectual disabilities to play Unified flag football at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Aboubakrine Sadikh Diaw and Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye standing side by side on the football field. Mame has his hearing aids in.
Football Player Fitted for Hearing Aids at Special Olympics World Games
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Athletes and representatives together in a group in front of a Unified Champions Schools and World Games 2019 logo backdrop.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced their pledge to implement the Unified Champion Schools (UCS) program across all public schools.
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Tim & Maria Shriver sitting next to one another at a table with two mics in front of them.
Special Olympics Chairman, Tim Shriver joins his sister, Maria Shriver, as a special guest on her podcast “Meaningful Conversations.” Tim and Maria sit down for a thought-provoking one-on-one conversation about inclusion, community, and how we can work to bring our country together. The latest episode of “Meaningful Conversations” featuring Tim Shriver will be available Monday, March 18th on iTunes. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to hear the episode.
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Three brothers from Belgium "Smash Brother" standing side by side with their arms around one another all wearing red Special Olympics Belgium t-shirts.
Gilles Dupont loves basketball. Even more than that, he loves playing basketball with his brothers and Unified partners, Robin and Floris.
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Basketball player wearing #11 jumping up with the ball. The text in the background reads: ESPN coverage begins 14 March, 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019
ESPN’s coverage of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi will begin Thursday, March 14, with a live three-hour special ESPNEWS of the Opening Ceremony.
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Special Olympics basketball players huddle up during practice the day before the Unified basketball game during NBA All-Star weekend.
Four athletes get big event experience before the World Games.
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Special Olympics Israel challenges national icons to #PlayUnified.png
Special Olympics Israel athletes are daring Israel’s most famous sports icons to Play Unified with them, and they’re calling on the public to help make it happen!
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Special Olympics leaders gathered together in a group photo holding a Play Unified. Learn Unified, Special Olympics banner.
Special Olympics leaders from the United States and around the world gathered in San Diego, California to plan the expansion of Unified Schools and Unified Champion Schools.
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This year marks the 8th Annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Game
Once again, the power of unity will shine on center court at the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game during NBA All-Star weekend.
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