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Special Olympics has competitions, programs and initiatives all around the world, every day of the year. Here's a look at what it's all about.

Coaching a Special Olympics Unified Team

Hear from Special Olympics Unified Football coaches about their reasons for being involved in Special Olympics, what makes it so special, what they try to teach athletes and what the athletes teach them.

A Day in the Life of a Special Olympics Program at the Unified Cup

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a team at the Unified Cup or other Special Olympics competitions? Follow three of our programs on their daily schedules in Detroit while competing at the 2022 Unified Cup.

Officials with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities IDD

Hassam Zogaib (SO Paraguay) and Garrett Utz (SO Washington) are both qualified football officials. Throughout the 2022 Unified Cup, Hassam and Garrett officiated the tournament showing proficiency and high standards, whileenjoying themselves along the way. Listen to Hassam and Garrett’s journeys to becoming an official, and the benefits that being an official has for them.

Alvaro’s Story – Athletes in Leadership Positions

Alvaro Brochero is a Special Olympics Athlete from Venezuela. He is a football coach, an advisor and an Athlete Leader. Qualified as a coach by CONMEBOL, Alvaro took up the role as Match Commissioner at the 2022 Unified Cup in Detroit. Here is his story.

Unified Cup 2022 Presented by Toyota

The Special Olympics Unified Cup presented by Toyota was hosted in Detroit Michigan in July 2022. As the second iteration of the Cup, this single sport competition was built on the inaugural installment in Chicago in 2018.The Unified Cup brought together over 300 footballers from more than 20 nations to compete in football (soccer)—the world’s most popular sport. The Special Olympics Unified Cup took place 31 July – 6 August 2022 and Special Olympics Unified Sports® is what marked it as uniquely inclusive: teams that were comprised of footballers with and without intellectual disabilities playing together.

Agents Of Inclusion: Episode Twenty-Three

Special Olympics USA Basketball Unified Pair Keke Brown & Lance Duch join JR. The two discuss their experience at the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin. Plus what it was like to meet Tim Tebow & Dirk Nowitzki. And what they've gained from their experience with Special Olympics.

Agents Of Inclusion: Episode Twenty-Two

JR is joined by long-time Special Olympics Maryland and Special Olympics employee Ben Collins. They talk about inspiration and how to inspire others every day.

Agents Of Inclusion: Episode Twenty-One

In episode Twenty-one m, JR sits down with Special Olympics Florida athlete Malcom Harris-Gowdie. He was the first Special Olympics athlete to cover the Super Bowl as a reporter. Join Malcom and JR as they talk about his historical experience.

Berlin Together Daily Show: Episode Seven

Daniel talks with Julianna and Mehtap, SO Deutschland Global Messengers. They share their powerful unbeatable together connection with another athlete from Aruba who didn't speak the same language but that didn't spot them from connecting! Check it out!

Berlin Together Daily Show: Episode Six

Daniel talks with Special Olympics Deutschland Global Messenger Mark Solomeyer. He shares about his powerful unbeatable together message for the world during the Berlin 2023 World Games. Check it out!

Agents Of Inclusion: Episode Twenty

On this special edition, JR sits down with a couple of athletes from the NY Red Bulls and Atlanta United Unified teams at the NY Red Bulls Arena. Dylan Budd (NJ) & Drew Pisone (NJ) join Anthony Hernandez (ATL) & Joe Villar (ATL) and all share their unique experiences with JR.

Berlin Together Daily Show: Episode Five

Daniel talks with Brittany Routh, Director of Healthy Athletes & Health Services at Special Olympics International. Check it out!