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Jul 20, 2017, 11:15 ET Special Olympics Begins One-Year Countdown to 50th Anniversary and Announces Chicago as Location for the Global Celebration Events

Today, at Chicago's Soldier Field, the location of the first-ever Special Olympics Games, it was announced that Chicago will host the Special...


Mar 20, 2017, 11:10 ET Seven are Honored for Pioneering Global Health Work with First-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

The Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics, the largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities (ID), honored seven...


Mar 20, 2017, 10:07 ET Honran a la Universidad Científica del Sur - Escuela de Estomatología (FCS) por su trabajo pionero en salud mundial con el primer Premio Golisano al Liderazgo en Salud Mundial

La Golisano Foundation y Special Olympicas (Olimpiadas Especiales), la mayor organización de salud pública para personas con discapacidades...


Mar 20, 2017, 03:07 ET Le MD 112 du Lions Club International reçoit le tout premier Prix Golisano de leadership en santé mondiale pour ses travaux novateurs dans ce domaine

L'annonce a été faite aux Jeux olympiques spéciaux d'hiver en Autriche La Fondation Golisano et les Jeux olympiques spéciaux, le plus grand...


Mar 20, 2017, 03:07 ET Lions Club International MD 112 gehuldigd voor Baanbrekend Wereldwijd Gezondheidswerk met Allereerste Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

Honorering Bekendgemaakt tijdens Speciale Olympische Winterspelen in Oostenrijk De Golisano Foundation en de Speciale Olympische Spelen, de...


Mar 01, 2017, 08:30 ET Special Olympics and Best Buddies International Celebrate 9th Annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day on March 1st

Special Olympics, Best Buddies International, and supporters from around the world will unite today on the ninth annual Spread the Word to End the...


Feb 17, 2017, 08:30 ET Very Special Performances By Jason Mraz And Grace VanderWaal Announced For The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games Opening Ceremony In Austria On March 18

The world's largest sports and humanitarian event this year – the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria – today announced two very...


Sep 13, 2016, 09:00 ET Philanthropist Tom Golisano and Special Olympics Launch New Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards to Recognize Significant Progress Made in Increasing Access to Health for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Special Olympics, the largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities, announced today that it is launching the...


Jun 08, 2016, 09:39 ET Breaking Down Barriers: Special Olympics Reaches 1.2 Million Participants in Unified Sports

 Today, Special Olympics announced a significant milestone in its nearly 50-year history thanks to the generous support of ESPN, the...


Jun 05, 2016, 04:47 ET Special Olympics Announces Chinese Tennis Player Li Na as Global Ambassador

Today, Special Olympics held a press conference at Shanghai Pudong Special Education School and formally announced Chinese Tennis Player Li Na as a...


Apr 13, 2015, 09:57 ET Corporate Leaders Challenge Peers to Participate in the First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

In anticipation of the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles this summer, corporate leaders are showing their...


Jan 27, 2015, 09:30 ET Cleveland Browns Star Joe Haden Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador

 Special Olympics announced today that Joe Haden, a first-round draft pick and star cornerback with the Cleveland Browns, is joining the...


Jan 27, 2015, 09:00 ET Special Olympics to Unite the USA in the First-Ever Unified Relay Across America presented By Bank of America

Special Olympics and Michelle Kwan announced today on ABC's Good Morning America that registration has opened for the first-ever Special Olympics...


Dec 09, 2014, 09:00 ET Special Olympics Team USA Named

Special Olympics Team USA is proud to announce that it will send a 491 member delegation to represent the United States at the 2015 Special...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:31 ET Special Olympics Narrows Health Gap Faced by People with Intellectual Disabilities

Special Olympics released data today outlining the results of its successful two-year old Healthy Communities initiative and announced that it will...


Oct 29, 2014, 09:24 ET Special Olympics and Nielsen Announce Strategic Alliance

Special Olympics today announced a strategic alliance with Nielsen to uncover and illustrate the purchasing power of people with intellectual...


Sep 22, 2014, 14:37 ET Special Olympics Launches New Global "Play Unified" Youth Campaign to Champion Social Equality

Special Olympics is launching a new global "Play Unified" youth campaign that will inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with...


Feb 17, 2014, 11:14 ET Unemployment of People with Intellectual Disabilities More than Twice as High as General Population

 A new survey shows that unemployment among people with intellectual disabilities is more than twice as high as for the general population....


Feb 07, 2014, 08:30 ET Elena Delle Donne Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador

The WNBA Chicago Sky Forward-Guard Brings Unified Basketball Clinic to Homewood-Flossmoor High School Special Olympics announced today that...


Oct 15, 2013, 08:30 ET Special Olympics Names Janet Froetscher New Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Timothy P. Shriver Continues as Chairman Special Olympics announced today, after conducting an international search, the appointment of...


Jan 22, 2013, 07:00 ET Partnership to Provide Hearing Aids Free to Special Olympics Athletes

 Special Olympics athletes with hearing impairments will finally be able to enjoy the roars of the cheering crowds as they compete, thanks to a...


Jan 15, 2013, 15:44 ET World Leaders, Celebrities Supporting 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Sports Legends Yuna Kim, Michelle Kwan, Yao Ming; World Leaders including Nobel Peace Prize-winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, H.E. Mrs. Joyce Banda,...


Nov 29, 2012, 11:47 ET Special Olympics Announces Groundbreaking Global Development Summit

Global Dignitaries Confirmed to Participate in the Republic of Korea in January 2013  On Wednesday 30 January 2013, world leaders from...


Nov 27, 2012, 12:53 ET Special Olympics joins Clear Channel Media & Entertainment & iHeartRadio to Launch its 2012 Holiday Campaign

iHeartRadio Introduces New Digital Christmas Station, "A Very Special Christmas Radio," Celebrating 25 Years of the Iconic Album Series...


Aug 06, 2012, 15:12 ET 'A Very Special Christmas' Album Series Celebrates 25th Anniversary With The Release Of Two Albums Benefitting Special Olympics

The 'A Very Special Christmas'  holiday music series, benefitting Special Olympics, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this holiday season...