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The surf camp bringing displaced Ukrainian families to the ocean

Stephanie Conway
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Special Olympics puts a special focus on health care

Anthem singer Stefan Xidas has his sights set on the Chicago Bulls

From barely able to swim to South African pro surfer in 4 years

A movement in the mountains: Lucy Westlake fights the gender gap on Mount Everest ascent

Aryanna Prasad
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Photo Credit: Jacky Hunt-Broersma

104 marathons in 104 days: How blade runner Jacky Hunt-Broersma became a trail blazer

John Buhler
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Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

Another Special Olympics day at the NFL Draft

Mark Carman
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Oksana Masters is mastering the Paralympic movement

Aryanna Prasad
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Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Jen Lee: G.I. Joe turned three-time Paralympic gold medalist

Tessa Martyn
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Victory in his voice: A lesson in fearlessness from racer JD Beach

Catherine O'Connor
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Special Olympics Unified with Refugees brings inclusion to the world’s most marginalized

Ian Levy
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Special Olympics and BWF are working to spread the benefits of Badminton

Micah Wimmer
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2022 Winter Paralympics Getty Images Photo Diary

Ian Levy
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 07: Chris Nikic competes in the bike portion with his guide, Dan Grieb, during IRONMAN Florida on November 07, 2020 in Panama City Beach, Florida. Chris Nikic is attempting to become the first Ironman finisher with Down syndrome. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Special Olympics video shows the beauty of Chris Nikic on World Down Syndrome Day

Mark Carman
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Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Paralympian Haven Shepherd all grown up living her best life

Mark Carman
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“The Girl That Snowboards”: How snowboarding saved Brittani Coury

Aryanna Prasad
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 07: Guide Dan Grieb leads Chris Nikic through the transition from the bike portion to the run portion of IRONMAN Florida on November 07, 2020 in Panama City Beach, Florida. Chris Nikic is attempting to become the first Ironman finisher with Down syndrome. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Chris Nikic is ready for one more Ironman in 2022

Mark Carman
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Melissa Reid smashes goals and glass ceilings to put British women’s surfing on the map

Stephanie Conway
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Drew McIntyre getting ready to make a ‘Quantum Leap’

Mark Carman
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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 20: Gordon Reid of Great Britain takes part in a training session before the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at Nottingham Tennis Centre on July 20, 2021 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)

Wheelchair Tennis champion Gordon Reid already eyeing the 2024 Paralympics

Mark Carman
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Powerlifter Tommy Mooney used a birdbath on his way to Special Olympic Games

Mark Carman
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Special Olympics’ School of Strength is going worldwide

Yara El-Shaboury
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Photo Credit: FanSided

Special Olympics moves bravely into athletic wear

Mark Carman
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: (L-R) Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt attend the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

Special Olympics announces newest global ambassadors

Jordanna Clark
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Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Melissa Stockwell didn’t win a medal in Tokyo but she gained a special friend

Mark Carman
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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

How Special Olympics tackled emotional well-being worldwide amidst a global pandemic

Yara El-Shaboury
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Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Scout Bassett found a home in sports

Lela Moore
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