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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.

Coca Cola Celebrates Danish Swimmer in New Video

The Special Olympics founding global partner highlighted the journey of Eva, in a moving video.

#6: Social inclusion and health of people with ID in the context of Special Olympics

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

#5: Evaluation of the Special Olympics Ireland Young Athletes Programme

Speaker: Hayley Kavanagh, PhDInstitution: Dublin City University, Ireland

#4: Encouraging the Social Inclusion of Youth with Intellectual Disabilities through Sports

Lecturers: Mphil Melika Ahmetovic; André Gomes, PhD; Prof Dr Reinhard Markowetz Insitution: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

#3: The legacies of hosting major sport events and social entrepreneurship

Lecturers: Prof David Legg, PhD; Team ELDA; Dr. Daniela Schwarz; M.Sc. Elke Langbein Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

#2: Using Science to Build an Evidence-Based PATH to Special Olympics Health Programming

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

What is Inclusion?

The 2019 Seargent Shriver Internation Global Messenger class gives their take on what inclusion means.

Brittany Routh | accessiBe & Special Olympics

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.

Jason Rogers honored with the national Laura Lee Leadership Award

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).

From Athlete to Coach: Nigel Cash's Extraordinary Journey as a #DreamChaser

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.

Kevin Negandhi | accessiBe & Special Olympics

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.