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.
Speakers: Dr Piritta Asunta; Dr Kwok NgInstitutions: Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland; University of Turku, Finland; University of Limerick, Ireland & University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Speaker: Hayley Kavanagh, PhDInstitution: Dublin City University, Ireland
Lecturers: Mphil Melika Ahmetovic; André Gomes, PhD; Prof Dr Reinhard Markowetz Insitution: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Lecturers: Prof David Legg, PhD; Team ELDA; Dr. Daniela Schwarz; M.Sc. Elke Langbein Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Lecturers: Andrew Lincoln, ScD, MS; Ashlyn Smith, PhD; Alicia Dixon-Ibarra, PhD, MPH; John Hanley, PhD; Justin Hunsinger Institutions: Mount Royal University, Canada; Technical University (TU) of Munich
Lecturer: Prof Roy McConkeyInstitution: Ulster University, UK
In our seventh episode, we were fortunate enough to speak to Brittany Routh, Director of Healthy Athletes for the Special Olympics. Healthy Athletes is a global program that offers Special Olympics athletes and unified partners free health screenings in nine different disciplines. Since 2021, Brittany has overseen the Healthy Athletes operation at major events, including the 2022 USA Games 2022 Unified Cup and 2023 World Games Berlin.
On Thursday, October 26th Jason Rogers was honored with the national Laura Lee Leadership Award. Jason is currently the Coordinator of Workplace Readiness and Inclusion on the Leadership & Organizational Development team at Special Olympics International (SOI).
Join us in celebrating Nigel Cash, a remarkable #DreamChaser from @specialolympicsnewzealand4144 who transitioned from the Athlete's podium to the coaches' box. Nigel's dedication to nurturing athletes' potential while promoting inclusivity is a global inspiration! Let's chase our dreams together! Read the full article.
In our seventh episode, we were fortunate enough to speak to Kevin Negandhi, SportsCenter anchor, College Football Studio host, and a huge Special Olympics supporter. Kevin Negandhi has been a longstanding advocate for Special Olympics and has hosted the Special Olympics World Games since 2015. A trailblazer in the sports media world, Kevin has broken down barriers and set the standard of excellence for reporters and journalists everywhere. In our seventh episode, we were fortunate enough to speak to Shanaia Xuereb, Special Olympics Malta Athlete, Health Messenger, and member of the Athlete Leadership Committee. This year Shanaia got to represent Malta at the Global Athlete Leadership Conference, helping to lead the way for a more inclusive world. Additionally, as a health messenger, Shanaia helped to advocate for athletes and serve as a health and wellness role model for the Special Olympics community.