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Grand Finale to Special Olympics IFC 2019 on August 6

Grand Finale to Special Olympics IFC 2019 on August 6

Russia and Malaysia Emerge Winners in the Special Olympics IFC 2019

Russia and Malaysia Emerge Winners in the Special Olympics IFC 2019

Special Olympics IFC 2019 Completes Semi-Finals

Special Olympics IFC 2019 Completes Semi-Finals

Great Start to Special Olympics IFC 2019's League Matches

Great Start to Special Olympics IFC 2019's League Matches

Ilayaraaja Patronizes Special Olympics IFC 2019’s Inaugural

Ilayaraaja Patronizes Special Olympics IFC 2019’s Inaugural

Special Olympics IFC 2019’s Inaugural Ceremony on August 3

Special Olympics IFC 2019’s Inaugural Ceremony on August 3

Evoke Media Hosts Special Olympics’ Flame of Hope Torch Rally

Evoke Media Hosts Special Olympics’ Flame of Hope Torch Rally

Flame of Hope Torch Rally to Prelude SOIFC 2019

Flame of Hope Torch Rally to Prelude SOIFC 2019

SOIFC 2019 flame doused but spark will live on forever

The flame of the Special Olympics International Football Championship may have been doused during the spectacular closing ceremony at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai on August, 6, 2019, but the spark that has been evoked by the 168 special athletes from 12 countries will live on forever.

Russia stands out, Malaysia shines and others sparkle as SOIFC 2019 comes to a spectacular close

Special Olympics Malaysia’s Men’s team and Special Olympics Russia’s Women’s team shone big as Special Olympics International Football Championship 2019 drew to a spectacular close on Aug 6, 2019, Tuesday.

SOIFC 2019 Day Two Recap: SO Russia rolling, SO Egypt and SO Indonesia pass their tests, SO UAE edges past SO Malaysia

SOIFC 2019 Day Two Recap: SO Russia rolling, SO Egypt and SO Indonesia pass their tests, SO UAE edges past SO Malaysia

Goals galore get SOIFC 2019 off to a great start

The Special Olympics International Football Championship 2019 (SOIFC 2019) got off to a rollicking start in Chennai, on Saturday (August 04, 2019) with the completion of the preliminary round of fixtures in Group A to C for the Men’s team and A to B for the Women’s team.

“The more I played, the more I liked it,” says Palani Maran

Palani Maran is a Special Olympics Bharat footballer from Pallavaram, Chennai, who is preparing to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics International Football Championship.

Muthu Karupiah turned to football to overcome disabilities

18-year-old Muthu Karupiah from Karaikudi is actively challenging his Down Syndrome. After beginning to play football five years ago, Muthu has taken up the sport professionally and taken part in several tournaments.

MM Khurram: Changing lives through football

MM Khuram is in the unique position of helping athletes transform their lives through football. As head coach of the Special Olympics Bharat football team, his work involves identifying potential and training his athletes to perform internationally – it’s a role he feels privileged to be in.

“Playing football makes me feel so much more comfortable and confident,” says Special Olympics Bharat athlete Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu is a 21-year-old Special Olympics Bharat athlete. Over the past two decades, Mahesh has taken up a variety of sports such as basketball, athletics, and weightlifting but his moment of glory came when, two months ago, he was selected by Special Olympics Bharat, Tamil Nadu, to join their football program

Ever Growing Importance Of Special Olympics

You must take heart from the icons who fought and defeated disabilities and earned tremendous success in their lives through the Special Olympics.

“I aim to become the best player at SOIFC 2019 with a good reputation despite my disability,” says Sowmiya

We caught up with forward Sowmiya as she looks ahead to score goals and work hard during the ongoing pre-tournament training before competing at the SOIFC2019 football tournament.

The Inspiring Story of Shrinivas Satagopan Who Is Defying the Odds of Down Syndrome

32-year-old Shrinivas Satagopan has defied all odds to become a musician par excellence.

National Swimming Champion Pooja Is Rearing To Make Big At Special Olympics

Chennai resident, G.G. Pooja, was born with Down Syndrome. She, however, challenged all adversaries to become a national level swimmer, a dream which many of her age group can only dream of achieving.

Karthik: “SOIFC 2019 will open doors for our athletes and tap their abilities in all forms of life”

We talked to Karthik to see how he sees his time with SO Bharat so far, what he thinks about SOIFC 2019, and his personal goals for the team and his future.

Mother of Special Olympics Gold Medalist Speaks About Raising A Daughter With Down Syndrome

“Living with a child with Down Syndrome is the same as living with a child who doesn't have Down Syndrome.”

From disability to possibility: At 21, Sneha won Gold at Special Olympics. Read her Story.

25-year-old Sneha Verma of Kharghar, Mumbai, was born with Down Syndrome. Her condition, however, did not prove to be her adversary. Watching other Indian athletes shine at the Asian Games fuelled her dream to make her country proud in an international tournament.

India to Host Special Olympics International Football Championship

For the first time in 51 years, India will host 20+ football teams from around the world for the Special Olympics International Football Championship 2019. Both men’s and women’s teams will compete for the Championship Cup at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai between August 3rd and 6th, 2019.