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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.

West All-Stars Win 2023 Special Olympics Unified All-Star Game

With the ball sitting at midfield of Glenn Warner Soccer Facility at the Naval Academy surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of the Severn River with beautiful sailboats one-by-one sailing into port, it’s the perfect weather for one of the biggest events of the year. There’s a boat of Navy sailors docking in the distance. It’s a day of celebration for inclusion, for MLS, and for Special Olympics.
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Mom of Special Olympics Germany Athlete Inspires 45+ People to Volunteer and Work at Special Olympics World Games in Berlin

Few people can say they are single-handedly responsible for more than 45 people volunteering and working at Special Olympics World Games in Berlin.
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St. Maarten Special Olympics Swimmers Learn the Importance of Fit Feet

Swimmers don’t always think about their feet, except when they are concentrating on kicking and propelling themselves through the pool or an open water swim.
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A Girl’s Place is on an Inclusive Playing Field: Women Sports Leaders Discuss How to Make Sports Inclusive for All

Using Special Olympics World Games in Berlin as a backdrop, women sports leaders discussed ways to improve opportunities for women and girls to engage in sports.
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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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Special Olympics Fans Leave Lasting Impression on World Games 2023

There was no shortage of amazing fans at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 and each day, fans and family members were able to join in the spirit of the Games helping to support and uplift all those competing.
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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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Patty Carosotto Finds Passion and Purpose in Childhood

Patty Carosotto spent most of her athletic days in the pool. Whether it be after school or on the weekends, she would splash into the water under the crisp sunlight in preparation for meets. All the while, her brother, who was born with cerebral palsy, got lost in the sound waves listening to Dodgers games. It was all the lessons she learned along the way caring for him that would shape her career to what it is today.
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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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