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Special Olympics: History, struggles, successes

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

April 25, 2019

Athletes have always been held to a certain standard when it comes to performance. Showing good sportsmanship, being team players and having a degree of talent in the sports they are playing are just a few of the skills expected of them. Special Olympics athletes are among the hardest working athlet...

Eastern to host 40th annual Special Olympics spring games

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

April 25, 2019

Special Olympics athletes are competing in the annual spring games at O’Brien Field Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the 40th year Eastern Illinois University has hosted the spring games, although Vanessa Duncan, Region I Assistant Director of Development for Special Olympics Illinois, said it...

Special Olympics Spring Games canceled, athletes to be drawn anonymously

Gina Furlin, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2017

The Area 9 Special Olympics Spring Games, originally set to be at O’Brien Field, were canceled Friday because of bad weather conditions. The event will not be rescheduled, Elizabeth McPherson, a special education major who helped with the Special Olympics, said. Instead, the games committee will...

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