Asia Pacific Press Releases

July 19, 2014

Lions Clubs Malaysia Announces Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Special Olympics Asia Pacific

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by Lions Clubs of District 308 B1 Malaysia will support the inclusion and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities in FT Kuala Lumpur and states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Melaka, Pahang, Johor and Negeri Sembilan.

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December 07, 2013

Special Olympics Honors Nelson Mandela

Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games Closing Ceremony saw over 10,000 people, with and without disabilities, gathered in celebration, and to observe respect for the late South African president and icon of inclusion.

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December 03, 2013

Special Olympics Marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities with Athlete Leaders Breakfast; advocating for people with intellectual disabilities

Special Olympics, the largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sport, health and education, hosted an Athlete Leaders Breakfast at the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games for all athlete leaders across the Asia Pacific region in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities today.

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September 06, 2013

The Walt Disney Company and ESPN Team Up with Special Olympics for Global Initiative to Promote Social Inclusion and Acceptance through Sports

Social The Walt Disney Company and ESPN Team Up with Special Olympics for Global Initiative to Promote Social Inclusion and Acceptance through Sports The Walt Disney Company and ESPN to Become Global Presenting Sponsors and Official Media Sponsors of Special Olympics Unified Sports® 2013-09

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August 23, 2013

100 Days To Go Until Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games

Social 100 Days To Go Until Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games 2,000 local performers join Opening Ceremony cast; Games Mascot unveiled 2013-08-23 Welcome to Newcastle Today Newcastle, Australia marked 100 days to go until the start of the inaugural Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pa

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March 14, 2012

Australia wins bid to host 2013 Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games

Australia wins bid to host 2013 Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games; Newcastle to welcome 1,700 athletes on a journey to achieve their personal best.

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February 20, 2012

P&G partners with Special Olympics to enable athletes to achieve their sporting dreams

SocialP&G partners with Special Olympics to enable athletes to achieve their sporting dreams To say ‘Thank you Mom,’ P&G garners support for athletes of Special Olympics Singapore and their moms2012 02 20Awareness for Special Olympics in AsiaSingapore, 20 February 2012 –

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October 25, 2011

Affle and ESPN STAR Sports to support Special Olympics

Leading international mobile media company, Affle has today announced the launch of ‘Pinch A Dollar for Special Olympics’, a unique Corporate Social Responsibility campaign which will drive the generation of donations for Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization supporting children and adults with intellectual abilities.

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September 29, 2011

Dani Alves Da Silva Becomes Special Olympics Ambassador for Global Football

Brazilian football star and FC Barcelona defender, Dani Alves Da Silva (Dani Alves) has today been appointed as a Special Olympics Ambassador for Global Football.

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September 22, 2011

Second Annual Global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day Honors the Late Founder of Special Olympics

This Saturday, 24 September, people around the world will unite to celebrate the spirit and legacy of Special Olympics’ late founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS), on the second annual EKS Day by commemorating a day of service in her name.

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September 14, 2011

Los Angeles to Host 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

The world’s largest sports and humanitarian event is coming to the world’s capital for media and entertainment.

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August 25, 2011

Special Olympics Ranked Number One for People With Disabilities by Philanthropedia

Special Olympics has earned the number one spot on a newly released national list of high-impact non-profit organizations serving people with disabilities.The ranking came from Philanthropedia, a subsidiary of industry non-profit data leader Guidestar, which evaluates nonprofit effectiveness.

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August 01, 2011

Michael Phelps Becomes Special Olympics' Newest Global Ambassador

Following the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, China, Special Olympics announced a new partnership with the Michael Phelps Foundation and appointed the international swimming legend as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.

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June 28, 2011

The Hear the World Foundation Gives Hundreds of Hearing Instruments to 2011 Special Olympcis Athletes

From June 25 to July 4, Athens, Greece will host more than 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 170 countries for the 13th Special Olympics World Summer Games.

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June 27, 2011

In the Birthplace of the Olympics, Special Olympics and UNICEF Join Efforts to Fight Marginalization of Children with Disabilities

Against the backdrop of Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Special Olympics and UNICEF today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their joint commitment to uphold the rights, dignity and inclusion of children with disabilities.

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June 27, 2011

Special Olympics and Global Sports community Using Sport to Create Social Change

Today, for the first time in the history of the Special Olympics Movement, leadership from all corners of the global sports community gathered in one room at Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 to address how Special Olympics utilizes the power of sport to create social change and inclusion and to promote development and peace.

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June 21, 2011

Opening Ceremony Press Conference

Join us for a Press Conference about Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 Opening Ceremony.

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May 26, 2011

Facebook Executive and Music Artist Added To Special Olympics International Board of Directors

Special Olympics International has elected two new members to its Board of Directors: Facebook executive, Katie Mitic, and Argentine-Venezuela singer and songwriter, Ricardo Montaner.

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April 08, 2011

Special Olympics Wins Prestigious Spirit Of Sport Award

Today during the SportAccord meetings in London, in the presence of more than 60 International Sports Federations, Special Olympics was awarded the prestigious “Spirit of Sport” Award.

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