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  1. Unified Sports

    Good Neighbor

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  2. Team USA announces roster for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer ...

    Special Olympics Team USA announced its team on Tuesday for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will include 304 athletes and 43 Unified partners.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  3. Excerpt From 'Fully Alive' By Tim Shriver -- espnW

    In his new book, "Fully Alive," Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver chronicles the first time he played on a Special Olympics Unified Sports team and the lessons he learned there.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2014
  4. Garcia named Community Service Player of the Week

    The Florida Gator center was recognized for his work in the Gainesville community with the Special Olympics and Adopt-A-Team program. In his first season as a Gator (2013), Garcia started all 12 games, playing mostly left guard and left tackle.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  5. ESPN to broadcast 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los...

    ESPN will partner with LA2015 to broadcast the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  6. espnW -- WNBA All-Star Elena Delle Donne named Special Olympics g...

    Pointing to her sister Lizzie as the source of her passion, WNBA All-Star Elena Delle Donne kicks off her mission as a Special Olympics global ambassador.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  7. Olympic halfpipe competitor Hannah Teter joins Special Olympics a...

    Colin Bane

    Team USA Olympic halfpipe competitor Hannah Teter named Global Ambassador to Special Olympics

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  8. Special Olympics close to heart

    Elena Delle Donne

    Hey guys! Just wanted to check in and let you all know what I've been up to. Last night I had the chance to be a guest coach at the New Trier Special Olympics basketball practice. I had so much fun interacting with the athletes and teaching some ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  9. Special-needs athletes vulnerable

    Steve Marantz

    A study finds that developmentally disabled children are 4.6 times as likely to be victimized as their nondisabled peers.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  10. espnW Women + Sports Summit -- Michelle Kwan finds higher calling...

    Jane McManus

    Michelle Kwan struggled at first to find her way after retiring from figure skating, but her heart led her to the Special Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  11. espnW Women + Sports Summit 2013 -- Day 1

    From Michelle Kwan's keynote speech to an inspiring panel on the Special Olympics, check out pictures from Day 1 of the espnW Women + Sports Summit.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  12. W Wants To Know: Michelle Kwan

    espnW

    Michelle Kwan, a nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist, currently works for the U.S. State Department and serves on the board of Special Olympics International. The 33-year-old legend recently ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  13. South Korea shows off Pyeongchang with Special Olympics

    South Korea began showing off its new snow sports mecca at the opening of the Special Olympics on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  14. Yearbook, July 20: Special Olympics begin

    Patrick Dorsey

    July 20, 1968: On this day 44 years ago, founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver's dream became reality, as the first Special Olympics took place at Soldier Field in Chicago. They're still going strong; this is the opening ceremony from the 2011 Games in Athe...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. Facebook launches special Olympics page

    Patrick Dorsey

    Where can you find Lolo Jones next to Mike Krzyzewski across from Chris Bosh close to Michael Phelps? The Olympic Village, maybe, but that's months off -- and who's going to be there, anyway? Today, anyone can catch all of the most popular interna...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  16. Rhode Island schools 'Unified' in basketball

    Mike Scandura

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Perhaps Special Olympics of Rhode Island Program Director Chris Hopkins said it best when discussing the relationship between the Rhode Island Unified Basketball League and the Rhode Island Interscholastic League. "Sports compr...

    Blog | May 06, 2012