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28 июля 2014 г.

White House to Host Special Olympics Celebration for A Unified Generation

The White House has announced that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host "A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation" at the White House on the evening of Thursday 31 July.

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29 апреля 2014 г.

International Sports Press Association becomes Global Impact Partner for Special Olympics

Special Olympics International and the International Sports Press Association (Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive - AIPS) today announced a strategic partnership that will leverage the power of sports and media collectively to build awareness and promote inclusion, respect and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities.

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2 апреля 2014 г.

Southern California Cities to Open Doors as “Host Towns” for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)

Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California with a three-day “Host Town” program from July 21 - 24.

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2 апреля 2014 г.

Southern California Cities to Open Doors as “Host Towns” for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)

Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California with a three-day “Host Town” program from July 21 - 24.

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7 февраля 2014 г.

Elena Delle Donne Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador

Special Olympics announced today that Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year, now joins the Special Olympics family as the movement’s newest addition to the Global Ambassadors.

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30 января 2014 г.

African Leaders Forum on Disability To Be Held in Malawi on February 9−11

Special Olympics and Her Excellency President Joyce Banda of the Republic of Malawi are convening an African Leaders Forum on Disability to challenge the gross inequality and exclusion and the lower access to health, education, and employment faced by people with disabilities, especially those with intellectual disabilities.

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24 января 2014 г.

Hannah Teter Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador and Leads Aspen Unified Dual Slalom Race

Special Olympics announced today that Pro snowboarder and world-champion athlete Hannah Teter now joins the Special Olympics family as the movement’s newest Global Ambassador.

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14 ноября 2013 г.

Special Olympics Announces Additions to International Board of Directors: Harvard University and Boston Red Sox Host Board Members

Special Olympics International Board of Directors meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts concluded on November 12 focusing discussions around the future of the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program and how it will transform the Special Olympics movement, with the goal of creating social inclusion through sports.

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8 июля 2013 г.

Lions Clubs International Announces Historic Expansion of Partnership with Special Olympics

Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Special Olympics, expanding worldwide efforts to support the inclusion and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.

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8 июля 2013 г.

Serbian Volleyball Star Vladimir ‘Vanja’ Grbić Joins Special Olympics as Volleyball Ambassador

Legendary volleyball star Vladimir 'Vanja' Grbić has joined Special Olympics as Volleyball Ambassador. In this role Grbić will build on his already established reputation as one of the world's greatest volleyball players to help spread the Special Olympics message of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities across the world.

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31 мая 2013 г.

Chairman & CEO Timothy Shriver Addresses UNESCO World-Sport-Ministers Conference

Special Olympics Chairman & CEO Timothy Shriver provided a keynote address at this week's 5th UNESCO World-Sport-Ministers Conference (MINEPS V). One goal of the conference was to establish the 'Declaration of Berlin', which, as one of three key areas, also included Sport as a Fundamental Right for All. Shriver shared the impact the Special Olympics Movement is having throughout the world, especially in developing nations.

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13 мая 2013 г.

TD Encourages its Customers and Employees to “Be a fan®” and Support Special Olympics

The “Be a fan” program encourages TD customers and employees to raise funds for their local Special Olympics programs.Green and white wristbands, featuring TD Bank and Special Olympics logos as well as the “Be a fan” slogan, will be available for $5 each at all TD Bank stores. TD Bank customers and non-customers can also use Penny Arcade to count and donate their loose change with the standard fee being waived for non-customers.

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9 мая 2013 г.

Special Olympics Announces Additions to International Board of Directors

Two new members are elected to the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, Former Under Secretary of State and current Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government Professor Nicholas Burns and NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo.

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7 мая 2013 г.

Proctor & Gamble Debuts Maria Shriver's Tribute to Her Mother, Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, In " The Gift My Mother Gave Me" Digital Video

"The Gift My Mother Gave Me" is a digital video featuring Maria Shriver honoring her mother, the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who founded Special Olympics in 1968. In addition to being a moving tribute to Maria's mother, the video will also help raise funds for Special Olympics.

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26 марта 2012 г.

СПЕЦИАЛЬНОЕ ОЛИМПИЙСКОЕ ДВИЖЕНИЕ И КОМПАНИЯ LIONBRIDGE РАСШИРЯЮТ СОТРУДНИЧЕСТВО ПО ПЕРЕВОДУ ВЕБ-САЙТА ДВИЖЕНИЯ НА ШЕСТЬ ЯЗЫКОВ

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), a leading provider of translation, development and testing solutions, today announced that it has expanded its long-standing relationship with Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia. With this partnership, Lionbridge will now donate translation services for Special Olympics’ global website, www.specialolympics.org, across multiple languages – expanding from English to now also include Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

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5 марта 2012 г.

Какое влияние оказало на вас слово «отсталый»?

Специальная Олимпиада и организация Best Buddies («Крепкая дружба») просят своих сторонников поделиться историями в рамках 4-го ежегодного Дня повышения осведомленности об информационной кампании против использования оскорбительных слов

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13 февраля 2012 г.

NBA, Special Olympics Team Up For First-Ever NBA Cares Special Olympics Unity Sports Basketball Game at NBA All-Star 2012

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Special Olympics today announced the first-ever NBA Cares Special Olympics Unity Sports Basketball Game, which will take place as part of the 2012 NBA All-Star weekend festivities in Orlando. With support from The Coca-Cola Company, the game will tip off on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session on Sunday, Feb. 26.

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21 декабря 2011 г.

Special Olympics Awarded U.S. Department of State Grant

Special Olympics has been awarded a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of State to support a coaching fellowship to recruit and train high level Special Olympics coaches and leaders from the United States, Serbia, and Montenegro. A total of 20 fellows from the United States, Serbia, and Montenegro will participate in various 10-day workshops focused on recruiting and training high-level coaches and adapting their skills to work with athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in soccer (football) and volleyball.

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18 ноября 2011 г.

Special Olympics Strengthens Ties at IOC and FIFA

Earlier this week Special Olympics Chairman and CEO, Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, traveled to Switzerland and met with the Presidents of two of the leading sports organizations in the world: the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body for the sport of football, to discuss how on-going collaboration can help improve the world through the power of sport.

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17 октября 2011 г.

Sargent Shriver Media Resources

Sargent Shriver's life is on the minds of Special Olympics supporters worldwide. If you are a member of the media preparing tribute packages this page will allow you to download video and b-roll.

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29 сентября 2011 г.

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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24 сентября 2011 г.

China's Yang Lan Named Global Ambassador for Special Olympics

Special Olympics today announced the appointment of Ms. Yang Lan, one of China's most prominent media entrepreneurs, talk show host and chairperson of Sun Culture Foundation, as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.

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22 сентября 2011 г.

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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14 сентября 2011 г.

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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25 августа 2011 г.

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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18 августа 2011 г.

Yuna Kim, 'Figure Skating Queen,' Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador

Today Special Olympics appointed Yuna Kim, reigning women’s figure skating Olympic champion, as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.YShe was also an ambassador for the PyeongChang Bid Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics and will now start a new journey to promote Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013.

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1 августа 2011 г.

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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26 июля 2011 г.

Harrington Goes for Irish Golf Title Wearing the Laces for Special Olympics

Three time Major Champion and Global Ambassador for Special Olympics, Padraig Harrington will Wear the Laces for Special Olympics in his bid to recapture the Irish Golf Open Championship at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, Co. Kerry, Ireland, from July 28th to July 31st.

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20 июля 2011 г.

Manchester United and Special Olympics Unite to Celebrate Teamwork

Special Olympics has partnered with Manchester United for a series of skill-building clinics led by club coaches and star players as the team takes a five-city tour of the United States this summer.

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20 июля 2011 г.

Anniversary of First Special Olympics Celebrates Legacy of Recent World Games in Greece

Today, on the anniversary of the first-ever Special Olympics that were held 20 July 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois (USA), Special Olympics reflects on the legacy of the Special Olympics Summer World Games ATHENS 2011.

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3 июля 2011 г.

Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 Closes with Celebration of Athletes & Volunteers

Tomorrow evening on Monday 4 July, Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 will come to a close after 10 days of competition among nearly 7000 athletes from almost 180 countries.

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1 июля 2011 г.

Another Demonstration

Violent protests, tear gas, and broken glass in Syntagma square top the international headlines but the people of Greece led another demonstration this week.

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28 июня 2011 г.

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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27 июня 2011 г.

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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27 июня 2011 г.

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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27 июня 2011 г.

Europeans Most Open to Those with Intellectual Disabilities Education may play a role in receptivitiy

SocialEuropeans Most Open to Those with Intellectual Disabilities Education may play a role in receptivitiyFor Immediate Releaseby Cynthia English and Gale Muller WASHINGTON, D.C. Gallup surveys in 112 countries in 2010 show people's perceptions of how receptive their communities are

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27 июня 2011 г.

Coca-Cola Marketing Campaigns Put Spotlight on Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011

Harnessing the power of an integrated marketing campaign that includes engagement via social media, in-store retail displays, fund-raising activities, employee volunteers, a television commercial and experiential activity, The Coca-Cola Company is creating greater awareness for the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011.

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26 июня 2011 г.

Maria Shriver and Other Dignitaries Gather to Unveil the Special Olympics' Eunice Kennedy Shriver Plaque in Athens, Greece

Maria Shriver and other dignitaries gathered for the unveiling of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Park today in Athens, Greece, to honor the memory and monumental contributions of the Special Olympics founder as part of the World Summer Games 2011.

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25 июня 2011 г.

Special Olympics Returns to the Birthplace of Sport in a Historic Opening Ceremony

“I think we’re home,” said Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics as he welcomed an enthusiastic crowd to the historic Kallimarmaron Panthinaikon Olympic Stadium - site of the first Olympic Games of the modern era - on a beautiful summer night in Athens, Greece. Shriver and Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing President Joanna Despotopoulou greeted the audience.  Then the moment everyone was waiting for, the parade of athletes, began as more than 7,000 athletes from nearly 180 nations made their way into the stadium to roaring applause from the fans. Also attending: legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder; and performers Vanessa Williams; Alkistis Protopsalti, tenor Vittorio Grigolo, and also special presentations by actress Zhang Ziyi and actress Maria Menounos.

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24 июня 2011 г.

Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 Opens Tomorrow with Celebrities and Dignitaries From Around the World

At a star-studded opening ceremony on the night of Saturday, 25 June, Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011 will officially be under way.

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24 июня 2011 г.

Hilton Worldwide Named Official Hotel Sponsor of Special Olympics

Hilton Worldwide today announced that the company is the official hotel sponsor of the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 in Athens, Greece, and of Special Olympics International through 2014.

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23 июня 2011 г.

Dr. Jill Biden to Lead Presidential Delegation to the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

On Friday, June 24th, Dr. Jill Biden will lead a Presidential Delegation to the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece

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23 июня 2011 г.

Celebrities, Olympians and Special Olympics Athletes Unite for Unity Sports Events at World GamesNew exhibition events debuted at World Games Athens 2011

Special Olympics will introduce a new sports exhibition at the World Games, Unity Sports Events, a series of competitions that pair people with and without intellectual disabilities to compete alongside one another on the field of play.

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22 июня 2011 г.

President Obama Announces the Designation of a Presidential Delegation to Athens, Greece to Attend the Special Olympics World Summer Games

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Athens, Greece to attend the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

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21 июня 2011 г.

Opening Ceremony Press Conference

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

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21 июня 2011 г.

Celebrate: Special Olympics

Special Olympics International & Hilton HHonors invite media to a special reception honoring the athletes and volunteers of the World Summer Games.

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10 мая 2011 г.

Summer Games Media Coverage

Collection of links to coverage of the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 in Athens, Greece.

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3 марта 2011 г.

Special Olympics and Best Buddies International Urge Congress- "Don't Send People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities into the Dark"

Special Olympics and Best Buddies International joined together yesterday on Capitol Hill to urge members of the House and Senate to continue a national commitment by the U.S. Congress to support both programs through partial funding.

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18 января 2011 г.

Statement from The Shriver Family

Our dad, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., lovingly known as "Sarge," today went to heaven to join the love of his life, our mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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