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2013-12-17 16:22:08

Hundreds of Athletes Undergo Hearing Screening; WARRENVILLE, Ill., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Another successful Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Fall Games is on the record books, but the work to further support the athletes is just beginning. Hundreds of athletes underwent hearing screenings over the weekend through the Healthy Hearing Screening Program; part of the broader Healthy Athletes initiative, sponsored by Phonak, the global leader in hearing instruments,...

2013-01-15 16:22:46

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, President, Republic of Malawi, Others, Gather in Republic of Korea This Month For 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What will be the world's most inspiring sporting event of 2013, to be held in just two weeks? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130115/DC42902) The week-long...

2012-11-29 12:26:53

Global Dignitaries Confirmed to Participate in the Republic of Korea in January 2013 WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday 30 January 2013, world leaders from government, business, education, economic and social development, media and civil society will convene in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea at the Special Olympics Global Development Summit on Ending the Cycle of Poverty and Exclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities. This Summit, the first of its...

2012-05-16 02:26:58

WARRENVILLE, Ill., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Former US Olympian Jim Ryun set the record for the mile as a high school junior, competed in three US Olympics and held a seat in Congress from 1996-2007. Now he's partnered with Hear the World and Special Olympics to set another record: the overall number of people in the US who take care of their hearing health. About Healthy Athletes, Healthy HearingHealthcare outcomes data show that people with intellectual disabilities are historically...

2012-03-26 02:24:29

WALTHAM, Mass. and DUBLIN, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), a leading provider of translation, development and testing solutions, today announced that it has expanded its long-standing relationship with Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia. With this partnership, Lionbridge will now donate translation services for Special Olympics' global website, www.specialolympics.org, across multiple languages - expanding from English to now also include Arabic,...

2011-06-15 15:06:00

Minnesotans join 315 athletes and 125 coaches from Special Olympics Team USA as they journey to Greece for the country's largest sporting event of the year MINNEAPOLIS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of rigorous training and preparation, eight Special Olympics Minnesota athletes and two coaches will depart Saturday for the most spectacular sporting event happening this year -- Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011, where they will compete as part of...

2011-05-05 15:56:00

CINCINNATI, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), proud partner of Special Olympics for 31 years, announced today a program that honors Special Olympics moms by supporting their sons and daughters with a gift to Special Olympics of $250,000 to support local programs and services. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/pgspecialolympics/49549/ (Photo:...

2009-02-11 18:57:00

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Special Olympics found that based on their reported level of physical activity, Special Olympics athletes are more physically active than members of the general population in the United States. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Healthy Athletes venue at the World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, February 12, 2009. He will meet with athletes being screened for vision, and...