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Aug 05, 2019, 09:00 ET Dr. Alicia Bazzano Named Special Olympics Chief Health Officer

Special Olympics has announced Alicia Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH, as Chief Health Officer. Dr. Bazzano is a pediatrician and public health executive who...


Jul 15, 2019, 11:37 ET Special Olympics Continues "The Revolution is Inclusion" Campaign and Kicks Off Global Week of Inclusion with Celebrities, Live Stream, and Partner Activations Celebrating Theme of "Togetherness"

During the month of July, Special Olympics is continuing "The Revolution is Inclusion" five-year global campaign targeting the younger generation of...


Mar 13, 2019, 07:24 ET La Dra. Dorisel Ferreira distinguida con el Premio Golisano al Liderazgo Global en Salud por impulsar tareas globales en materia sanitaria

Fundación Golisano y Special Olympics distinguieron a la Dra. Dorisel Ferreira por llevar esenciales servicios de atención médica a las personas más...


Mar 13, 2019, 07:00 ET Seven are Honored for Championing Global Health Work with Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

The Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics honored seven healthcare organizations and professionals who are on the frontlines of bringing essential ...


Mar 06, 2019, 09:00 ET Bridging the gap: Special Olympics and Best Buddies create global movement to build inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities

Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and supporters from around the world will unite on Wednesday, March 6th for the annual Spread the Word...


Feb 28, 2019, 17:22 ET Lighting of Flame of Hope in Athens, Greece

The Flame of Hope torch lighting ceremony of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 took place on February 27, 2019 at the Zappeion Palace in...


Feb 26, 2019, 11:45 ET Countdown to Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

More than 7,500 Special Olympics athletes from more than 190 nations are making final preparations to participate in the Special Olympics World Games ...


Feb 13, 2019, 09:00 ET Special Olympics Delegates Made Case of Impact and Need for Critical Funding on Capitol Hill

Special Olympics athletes and advocates from across the United States converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 12th for Special...


Dec 17, 2018, 07:58 ET Sweden selected to host the 2021 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Sweden has been granted the opportunity to host Special Olympics' flagship sporting event, the World Winter Games in 2021. "We are proud that Sweden...


Jun 22, 2018, 11:41 ET The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Partners with Special Olympics to Build Global Social Inclusion with a Vision to Play Unified. Learn Unified.

On the eve of its 50th Anniversary, Special Olympics announces today a landmark collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to support...


Jun 05, 2018, 12:22 ET Special Olympics and WWE Team Up to Support the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Special Olympics announced today that WWE (NYSE: WWE) will once again support the Special Olympics mission to change the world through sports by...


May 24, 2018, 09:00 ET Football Legends Unite For Inaugural Unified Cup In Chicago

Special Olympics welcomes soccer legends, Didier Drogba, Hidetoshi Nakata, and Zico to take part in the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Cup...


May 15, 2018, 10:18 ET Hasbro and Special Olympics Join Together to Grow Empathy and Inclusion in Schools Globally

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expanding its support of Special Olympics International to advance global youth and Unified Schools programs as part of ...


May 02, 2018, 10:28 ET Football (Soccer) Legend Didier Drogba Announced as Special Olympics' Newest Global Ambassador

Special Olympics International announced today that acclaimed football (soccer) legend, Didier Drogba, will be named a Special Olympics Global...


Mar 06, 2018, 04:14 ET Discriminatory Language about People with Intellectual Disabilities - Particularly the 'R'-word - Remains Prevalent Across Social Media

Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and supporters from around the world will unite on Wednesday, March 7th for the annual Spread the Word...


Feb 13, 2018, 09:00 ET Special Olympics Charges into Next 50 Years with Renewed Purpose: End Discrimination Against People with Intellectual Disabilities and Create Inclusive Communities

Known worldwide for providing sports training and athletic competitions for people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics will celebrate...


Nov 16, 2017, 05:51 ET Toyota Signs Agreement to Become Global Partner of Special Olympics

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Special Olympics International to become a Global...


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 Lions Club International MD 112 gehuldigd voor Baanbrekend Wereldwijd Gezondheidswerk met Allereerste Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

De Golisano Foundation en de Speciale Olympische Spelen, de grootste publieke gezondheidsorganisatie ter wereld voor mensen met een verstandelijke...


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

La Fondation Golisano et les Jeux olympiques spéciaux, le plus grand organisme de santé publique destiné aux personnes vivant avec une déficience...


Mar 01, 2017, 07:30 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, 07:30 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 Golisano ...