'Speechless': Athlete Susie Doyens, born with Down syndrome, was practically mute for most of her childhood due to social pressure and anxiety. In the new Special Olympics North America PSA "Speechless," she literally shatters those fears and attributes her transformation to the confidence gained through Special Olympics. View Video
ALPs in Indonesia: How Indonesia gives its athletes and youth a voice in the community (left).
MoU for Football: Timor Leste signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Football Federation of Timor Leste, using Football to improve the quality of lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Reaching over 4 million athletes with ID worldwide: The new 2011 Reach Report presents accelerated growth figures on athletes, competitions, volunteers and more.
Sports & Competitions
Special Olympics programs from the Asia Pacific are gearing up for the next World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Bharat: Four state players from the Rajasthan state are selected for skating, snow shoeing and floor hockey.
Singapore: For the first time, athletes from Singapore will compete in Short Track Speed Skating. A competition was held at a local speed track to select four speed skaters for PyeongChang.
Fans & Funds
Thailand Drives Awareness: Government Housing Bank supports Special Olympics Thailand for the next two years, launching a TV commercial to garner donations.
From Sydney to Kilimanjaro: Scale Africa’s highest peak to help Special Olympics Australia’s children and adults with an intellectual disability to achieve their personal best in sport and in life. The 14 day adventure begins 26 February 2013. To join the team visit Inspired Adventures.
Health Injustice: Chairman Tim Shriver stresses the need for a sound health system for the intellectually disabled community in Global Health and Diplomacy, a publication covering global health, diplomacy, development and security.
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|Inspiring Athletes in the News
Prabha Devi discovered her true potential, only after transferring to a special school.
Tayler Corry joins three other Special Olympics athletes swimming for Australia at the Paralympics Games. Watch video
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