Young Athletes

Special Olympics Young Athletes, a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old, offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children.
A young girls in a yellow t-shirt holds a red football. Her eyes are closed and she is shouting in glee.
The Young Athletes programme in Moldova is going from strength to strength.
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Family of 8 standing together for a photo, Sesame Street's Elmo is standing behind the family.
Special Olympics volunteers Dr. Dindo Astom and Dr. Arlyn Astom found a way to make a difference for people with intellectual disabilities...
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Large group of people with text at the bottom that says "Be Unified".
Special Olympics is proud to recognize the impact of Leos & the Lions Club International Foundation in leading their communities through projects of social inclusion.
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Sara Mashabek giving the peace sign in her equestrian outfit.
Sara Mashabek’s love of horses could be described as love at first sight.
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Young athlete in the pool with a colorful swim cap and swim suite on.
Special Olympics Young Athletes program is an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for children with and without intellectual disabilities from ages 2 to 7 years old.
A Young Athletes participant climbs ropes during the USA Games.
Special Olympics Young Athletes program is an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for children with and without intellectual disabilities from ages 2 to 7 years old.
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MetLife Foundation & volunteers support Special Olympics Young Athletes
As part of MetLife EMEA Community Week and Special Olympics European Football Week 2018, over 300 MetLife employees supported activities involving over 2,600 athletes.
Young athlete from Special Olympics Mongolia is developing his athletic skill during Young Athlete Training workshop. He is sitting on the carpet with his legs bent in front of him holding a multi-colored polka-dot ball preparing to toss it through an orange hoop mounted on a yellow cone. There are more young athletes in the background.
From June 5 to 6, 2018, Special Olympics Mongolia organized its Young Athlete Training Workshop in Ulaanbaatar with over 60 coaches, teachers, and parents.
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Two SO Fit coaches in red shirts and black athletic bottoms, standing above athletes that are laying on the floor that are performing chest presses with light weights.
It is well documented that people with intellectual disabilities are less active than the general population.
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