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Special Olympian, Obama share hug on stage (Video)

President Barack Obama honored Special Olympians Thursday at the White House and one of the most touching moments from the day came during an embrace the commander in chief shared with an audience member.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 10:59am EDT

Tags: President Barack Obama, Tim Harris, hug, White House, Sarah Beth Hensley

Wizards help fight against 'the R-word'

"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.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 01:44pm EST

Tags: Wizards, basketball, Garrett Temple, Trevor Booker, Spread the Word to end the word

Special Olympics falls short of Polar Bear Plunge goal

When Special Olympics in Maryland canceled Saturday's plunge into the Chesapeake Bay, it had not met its $2.5 million fundraising goal.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 12:40pm EST

Tags: Polar Bear Plunge, Kate Ryan, charity, Sandy Point State Park

Polar Bear Plunge canceled because of weather

Special Olympics Maryland has canceled the annual Polar Bear Plunge because of high winds, tall waves and below-freezing temperatures.

Saturday - 01/25/2014, 11:18am EST

Tags: Polar Bear Plunge, Annapolis, Special Olympics Maryland

Taking the 'plunge' for Special Olympics from Afghanistan

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.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 11:58am EST

Tags: Polar Plunge, Kathy Stewart, Steve Costa, Freezin for a Reason

Special Olympic athletes pull 82-ton plane

A team of Special Olympic athletes pulled an 82-ton FedEx Airbus cargo plane at Dulles International Airport on Saturday.

Saturday - 09/22/2012, 07:07pm EDT

Tags: dulles airport

Maryland hosting tunnel run for Special Olympics

Friday - 09/14/2012, 07:44am EDT

Tags: baltimore