Special Olympics

Special Olympics Gets Underway With Opening Ceremony At Soldier FieldThousands with special needs worked for months to get ready for the big event this week.
Special Olympics Focuses On Respect In Bid To End "The R-Word"Special Olympics, which hosts competitive games for disabled Americans, says the R-word stands for "retard" or "retarded." Spokeswoman Michele Evans said, even if it's not intended to, it causes pain to those with intellectual and development disabilities.
Polar Plunge Hoping To Break Last Year's RecordLast year, thousands of people jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue beach, along with comedian Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was a social media challenge that boosted registration for this year's Polar Plunge.
Special Olympics Spring Games Kick Off At Soldier FieldThousands of athletes and their coaches marched into Soldier Field on Tuesday for the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics Chicago spring games.
Emanuel Ready To 'Take A Whoopin’' In Sunday's Polar PlungeMayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’ll know better than to bet against Chicago’s kids, after he ended up having to eat his words when he challenged them to read 2 million books last summer.
Jimmy Fallon To Join Mayor Emanuel For Polar PlungeOrganizers of the Chicago Special Olympics say they are absolutely thrilled that Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has accepted Mayor Emanuel’s dare to take the Polar Plunge to benefit the big athletic program.
Chicago Sky Player Is All-Star Off The CourtElena Delle Donne has spent her entire life preparing for her new role as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. Her older sister, Lizzie, was born with autism, cerebral palsy, and is both blind and deaf. CBS 2's Ryan Baker reports.
Cops Stake Out Dunkin' Donuts Rooftops For CharityAll over the Chicago area today, police officers are spending some time on top of Dunkin' Donuts shops. It's part of an annual push to get you to donate to Special Olympics.
Teams Set To Compete To Pull Cargo Planes Along O'Hare TarmacThey'll be huffing and puffing in the cargo area at O’Hare International Airport Saturday, as more than three dozen teams try to see which one can pull a cargo jet faster than the other.
2 Investigators: Coach's Mistake Costs Special Olympics AthleteCBS 2's Dave Savini talks with family members about the campaign they are starting to "Let Ryan Run."
Cops Hang Out On Dunkin' Donuts Rooftops To Help Special OlympicsIf you’re headed for a Dunkin’ Donuts on Friday, you might want to look up to the rooftop, where police officers all over the state will be staking out.
Special Olympics Opens At Soldier FieldMore than 3,000 athletes from around the city paraded through Soldier Field to kick off the 44th annual Special Olympics Spring games.
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