World Summer Games

Humans bookcover and listing on The New York Times Best Sellers list and image of three athletes on the right.
Three Special Olympics athletes are featured in the recently released New York Times Best Seller Humans.
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Four athletes in the foreground with text behind them that reads: Heja Sverigelaget! with an illustration of the Swedish National Flag.
A new Swedish TV show, Heja Sverigelaget! (Go, Team Sweden!), which follows the journey of four Special Olympics athletes to World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, has captured the imagination of the Swedish public!
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The Landscapes with Naveh Elder Welcomes ESPN | Special Olympics: Athletes with a disability, diversity and Inclusion | Wokie Daboh, Kate Jackson, and John Papa; images of the speakers are included under each persons name.
Special Olympics has come a long way since 1968 and now it goes beyond just sports. In the past two weeks, the Landscape Podcast, a series of episodes highlighting people, programs and businesses changing the landscape for individuals with any type of disability, has focused on Special Olympics and ESPN.
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A picture of Loretta with text that reads: Happy Birthday Loretta Claiborne. The text is illustrated with streamers and balloons.
Loretta Claiborne has traveled the world with Special Olympics since starting to compete in 1970 with Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Over the past 50 years, she’s grown into one of Special Olympics’ most influential voices.
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Kristine poses with her Special Olympics USA World Games trading card and smiles.
On and off the field, Kristine Hughes is a champion of inclusion. She’s a Special Olympics athlete, an athlete leader, a certified coach, and an official. She is also the Athlete Leadership Manager and a Sargent Shriver Global Messenger for Special Olympics North Carolina.
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A man runs at the soccer ball. He is wearing a blue and red uniform. A player from a different team runs after the ball behind him. | A Special Olympics Great Britain stands on a football field showcasing his gold medal.
Winning Gold at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
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Young adults and athletes playing parachute in a gymnasium.
Building on the success of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS) and reinforcing the legacy of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, has generously committed US$25 million to bring inclusive education to six countries—Argentina, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Romania and Rwanda.
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Graphically enhanced image with photos of 6 athletes and a line illustration with text that reads: Road to Abu Dhabi: Stories of Courage and Determination.
The UAE Embassy presents Road To Abu Dhabi, a short documentary film on the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, hosted in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
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Large crowd of people in the streets sitting on chairs.
On the 25th anniversary of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games in New Haven, Connecticut, we celebrate the creation and impact of the Host Town Program.
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Medical exam in Guinea-Bissau
MedFest is sometimes the first exposure athletes have to medical care and in many cases, life-threatening conditions have been found and subsequently treated.
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