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Latest News and Press Releases

A Letter from Professor Tribe to Reed Hastings RE: Tom Segura

Dear Mr. Hastings,

I've not had the privilege of meeting you, but I am among the many admirers of the revolutionary platform you and your team have created at Netflix. I don't know whether you're familiar with my legal work over the past half-century, but I have long been committed to the law not just as an abstract value but as an agent of human decency and mutual respect.

Lions Clubs International Foundation Makes $8.8 Million Commitment to Special Olympics

July 19, 2018

As part of the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebrations in Chicago, Illinois (USA), Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) announced its intent to commit $8.8 million to Special Olympics, expanding the impact of both organizations’ support to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics to “Light Up” the Globe to Celebrate Inclusion Revolution

July 20, 2018

Iconic landmarks around the world turn red in a global display of unity on July 20

Events Around the World

  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.
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