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Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
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We have over 4.7 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities around the world.
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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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Inge De Rouck
Martha Jo Braycich
By Suzanne Coogan
By Maureen Rabbitt
A new groundbreaking “Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability” book was just released that reflects the research done on subjects relating to sport for people with intellectual disabilities.
Among many athletes who are competing at the Special Olympics, we found Gitte Van De Poel and Dries Vangeel.
Agnieszka Krukowska, Youth Activation Coordinator, SOEE
Charlotte Van Havermaet
On September 13th, for the first time ever the Special Olympics European Games will be live streamed on the official webpage of the Games – www.sogames.com – and the official youtube channel of Special Olympics Belgium.