# Special Olympics

Last year
# discrimination claim
Gym cleared of discrimination against Special Olympian
It was found the complainant ‘failed to establish a prima facie case of discrimination’.
All time
# u-turn
Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m
“I’ve been to the Special Olympics, I think it’s incredible,” he told reporters.
# Band of Brothers
'Stephen has special needs, but whenever Tom could pass a ball to him, he did. If there was a ruck, he'd drag him in'
Stephen Lee and Tom Farrell battled alongside one another for Coolmine RFC as kids, with each man going on to achieve success in an Irish shirt.
# Leader
'He's very good at watching out for other people, just to make sure everyone's okay'
The oldest competitor at the Special Olympics Ireland Games will lead from the front this weekend.
# terminated
Arnold Schwarzenegger completely shut down a fan who slagged the Special Olympics
“Right now, I guarantee you that these athletes have more of every positive human quality than you.”
# In pics
Huge excitement as Team Ireland jet off for 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
They set out for Austria early this morning.
'Driving Muhammad Ali around Croker in a golf buggy is a stand-out memory'
Croke Park Commercial and Stadium Director Peter McKenna has been overseeing events on Jones’ Road for nearly 15 years.
# Hero's welcome
Ireland's Special Olympics team had a hero's welcome at Dublin Airport today
All the best pictures from this morning’s homecoming.
# Pics of the Week
It's Sunday so here are our favourite sports images from the last week
Some stunning pics from the week that was in sport.
# LA story
Ireland's athletes bring their medal haul to 86 after hugely successful Special Olympics
Team Ireland will arrive into Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning.
# Doing us proud
Team Ireland is having one of its best Special Olympic games ever as medal haul soars
37 medals were won by Team Ireland on the penultimate day of the games.
# Test your knowledge
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# LA story
Massive welcome for Ireland's athletes as Special Olympics gets underway in Los Angeles
The Irish were first into the historic LOs Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
# Billo
We'll Leave it There So: McClean warned, Sterling slips and the rest of Tuesday's sport
Also a classy touch from Manchester United, and a defiant stance from team Sky.
# California dreamin'
88 Irish athletes jet off to LA for Special Olympics World Summer Games
Ireland will compete in 13 disciplines in the Games starting this weekend.
# collection day
Colin Farrell gives backing to Special Olympics
The actor has encouraged people to engage with today’s fundraising.
# Legend
Robbie and Claudine Keane pay a surprise visit to the Irish Special Olympics team
The striker called on the country to get behind the athletes due to compete at the World Summer Games next year.
Opinion: Forget the 'Celtic Phoenix' nonsense – Ireland's Special Olympians should be our inspiration
Special Olympians have risen above the sort of hardship most of us can barely imagine; their spirit should inspire Ireland’s national recovery.
# Games
2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick
Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.
# 2014 Games
Special Olympics get off to a great start in Limerick
The games will run until Sunday.
# Limerick
PHOTOS: Athletes ready as Special Olympics Ireland get underway
Let the games begin…
# Live coverage
RTÉ says televising National Special Olympics would be too expensive
The broadcaster’s head of sport Ryle Nugent met with Senator Mary Moran to discuss the issue today.
# Petition
Senator calls on RTÉ to televise parts of the National Special Olympics
The national broadcaster says they’ll include some coverage in news bulletins but have no plans to show live coverage.
# Abbottstown
New €5m headquarters for Special Olympics will 'yield significant savings'
The new building will be located at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
# City of Culture
Special Olympians to be Grand Marshals at Limerick's St Patrick's Day parade
The athletes form part of Team Munster, who will be taking part in the games in Limerick later this year.
# doing a runner
Rugby star cheering on Mr World and Newstalk host at Great Limerick Run
Former Ireland flanker David Wallace has called on the public to sign up for the Special Olympics fundraiser.
# Madiba
In pictures: Mandela's Irish visits
The South African leader visited Ireland on three occasions, most recently for the Special Olympics in 2003.
# kindness week
€130,000 donated to charity as 45,000 kind deeds logged
Childline received the most pledged kind deeds this week, receiving a cheque for €60,000.
# Special Olympics
Big softie Des Cahill recalls the night he cried on stage with Christy O'Connor Jr
The RTÉ presenter on getting choked up at a Special Olympics fundraiser .
# Congratulations
Colin Farrell: Special Olympics World Games 2003 "extraordinary experience"
The actor and supporter of Special Olympics Ireland celebrates 10-year anniversary since the World Games were held in Ireland.
# collection day
10 years after Croke Park spectacular, Special Olympics dreams still coming true
The organisation is appealing to the public to give generously on its annual collection day.
# Special Olympics
Heroes' welcome for Team Ireland after successful Special Olympics World Winter Games
The team return from South Korea with a 12-medal haul.
# Special Olympics
Team Ireland to return home from Special Olympics World Winter Games with 12 medals
There was two more silver in South Korea today
# Special Olympics
VIDEO: Team Ireland celebrate on the slopes at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea
We’ve hit 10 medals.
# Special Olympics
Irish skiers claim medal haul at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea
One gold, three silver and one bronze isn’t a bad day’s work for Team Ireland on the slopes.
# Special Olympics
VIDEO: Ireland's Floorball stars in action at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea
This looks like fun.
# nice 1
'You're a star' -- Special Olympics athlete's thank-you letter to Rory Best will make your day
The Ireland and Ulster hooker sent skier Lucy Best an Ireland jersey after they met in Belfast.
# Campaign
VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland
The Irish boxer is the official ambassador for the organisation’s latest initiative.
# Shame
Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown
The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…