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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Sport for Special Olympics happens every day, everywhere. Read the latest stories and news from our athletes, coaches and volunteers worldwide.
Popi Andreadou, a coach of the Greek Special Olympics ski team.
My name is Cade Campbell I just participated in Special Olympics alpine skiing up at Terry Peak on the 2nd and 3rd of February and I had the greatest time of my life.
Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.
This week, Special Olympics Sports Department released two videos about what constitutes a successful Alpine Skiing event.
Presentation on Divisioning, the Coaching Guide and the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for Alpine Skiing at the 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.
I was so inspired by Zoe and her entire faimly. Her sister Skye and Mom and Dad spent Saturday morning at the Alpine Skiing venue. Zoe practiced every day to get ready for the competitions.
Carmel Jackson Hunter Region NSW
Special Olympics NSW put out a call for a volunteer for someone to come forward and coach Snow Skiing and Kenn Brown volunteered.
Amanda Green Merriman
Gaye Barber wrote this poem for our Great Britain Team in the autumn and suggested it might be nice to have someone from South Korea to read the poem for us on video.
Avery started skiing at about the age of 5. I took him and his younger brother to a local ski hill and we went to the rope tow. He was a natural!