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In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These news stories come from all around the world.

Aerie & Special Olympics: 5th Year of Partnership

Five years of teaming up with Aerie to bolster confidence and foster inclusive communities! Check out the 8 athletes who participated in this year's photo shoot.
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Montenegro is First Country to Ratify Commitment to Global Leadership Coalition for Inclusion

Minister of Education Miodrag Vojinovic and Special Olympics Europe Eurasia President David Evangelista gather for historic signing ceremony in Podgorica
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Zhou Guanyu Takes Time to Support Special Olympics Athletes

Formula 1 driver and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Zhou Guanyu made a stop in Berlin at the Special Olympics World Games on 25 June.
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TUNE IN! Special Olympics Florida on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble

A segment featuring the Special Olympics Florida triathlon training team will premiere on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble—on TUESDAY, JULY 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series debuts on HBO and is available to stream on Max. Mary Corillo, who served as the correspondent on the piece, was moved by and enjoyed her time with the athletes, their families and coaches.
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Empowering Youth Voices: AIPS and Special Olympics Unite for New Young Reporters Initiative at World Games Berlin 2023

Young Reporters help amplify message of inclusion at the first World Games held in Germany
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accessiBe Chronicles Their Time at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023

The following is an excerpt from the blog titled, “Why we loved every minute of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023” from accessiBe:
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Drew McIntyre Returns: Inclusion Revolution Radio live from Berlin World Games

In this week’s episode, they spoke with Special Olympics Global Ambassador and professional wrestler, Drew McIntyre, live from Berlin! Drew started his WWE career at 22 and since then has claimed countless victories, leading to his WWE stardom.
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WTA Players Support Special Olympics World Games Events in Berlin

This past week, the Special Olympics World Games took place in Berlin coinciding with the WTA’s bett1open presented by ecotrans Group.
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Special Olympics & the International Hockey Federation Sign Partnership in Berlin to Celebrate the Introduction of Hockey as a Sport at World Games

On 24 June 2023, Special Olympics and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) took to the pitch to pen an inaugural agreement between the two organizations, dedicated to the development of hockey for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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World Health Organization Director-General Statement at Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Berlin

The World Health Organization was conceived and born in 1948 with a very simple but powerful idea: that health is a human right.
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Dirk Nowitzki visits the Special Olympics World Games

Basketball superstar Dirk Nowitzki experienced a unique day with our athletes at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 on 17 June.
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FIVB and Special Olympics Join Forces to Promote Volleyball Worldwide

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed during the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023
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