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Special Olympics

Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies

3,500 Athletes Set To Compete As Special Olympics Open In New Jersey

As the opening ceremony of Special Olympics USA Games is held Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, Fredericks, a gold medalist in 2010, is looking to capture more glory — and prove his doubters wrong.

06/15/2014

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

New York City Council Seeks To Abolish The ‘R-Word’

The New York City Council has announced plans to banish the use of the expression “mentally retarded” from all official documents and Web sites.

01/08/2013

Apolo Ohno at a New York City Marathon press conference in Central Park - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2011 (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Gold Medal Speed Skater Apolo Ohno Running In NYC Marathon For Special Olympics

Mark Messier isn’t the only skater running in this year’s New York City Marathon.

11/04/2011

Boone Logan (file / credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

New York Yankees Bring HOPE Week To Cerebral Palsy Patient On Staten Island

On Staten Island, a young woman is not letting her serious conditions hold her back from helping those in need, and now the Bronx Bombers have come to help her.

07/28/2011