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"The use of the 'R-word,' which is 'retarded,' is a derogatory word, a dehumanizing word," says Steve Hocker, president of Special Olympics District of Columbia.
When Special Olympics in Maryland canceled Saturday's plunge into the Chesapeake Bay, it had not met its $2.5 million fundraising goal.
Special Olympics Maryland has canceled the annual Polar Bear Plunge because of high winds, tall waves and below-freezing temperatures.
The annual Polar Plunge Winter Festival to benefit Virginia Special Olympics takes place Saturday afternoon in Virginia Beach, but one participant will be taking the plunge from halfway around the world.
A team of Special Olympic athletes pulled an 82-ton FedEx Airbus cargo plane at Dulles International Airport on Saturday.
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