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Why Joe Kaczynski was born to run.

Marty Smith catches up with Joe Kaczynski and discovers why the Special Olympics athlete is the glue that holds his family together.

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Remembering Special Olympics gold medalist Olivia Quigley.

Marty Smith pays his respects to two-time Special Olympics gold medalist Olivia Quigley, who died of cancer in November at 25 years old.

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Mraz, VanderWaal perform at 2017 Special Olympics World Games.

Mraz teams up with VanderWaal -- an "America┬┤s Got Talent" winner -- a choir of local children from Schladming and Special Olympics global messengers to perform "I Won't Give Up."

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Special Olympics skater born a dreamer.

At a very early age Ian Rawn knew he wanted to be a figure skater, his devotion and determination has led him to the Special Olympics World Games.

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New country and sports help athlete thrive.

Mina Bahgat was born in the Middle East with limited access to resources for a child with special needs, but a move to the Netherlands and participation in the Special Olympics has helped him thrive.

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A Special Olympics tradition of stuffed animals.

Marty Smith explains how the Special Olympic World Games mascots, Lara and Luis, have become a symbol in floor hockey.

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A difference of degree.

As the Special Olympics World Winter Games get underway, actor Theo Rossi challenges you to examine your own perceptions and prejudices.

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Floor hockey a positive for Kenyan Special Olympics athletes.

Kenya's only competitor in the Special Olympics World Games in Austria may have the odds stacked against them, but they are full of determination and ready to compete.

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Must Read: Top Stories From Austria

Unique snowshoe training in warm climates.

Sport Science examines how athletes are able to train for snowshoeing in warm climates.

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From sand to snow.

The three-person ski team from Florida haven't let a lack of snow stop them from reaching their Special Olympics dreams.

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Costa Rican athlete's journey to the World Games.

Snowshoer Kenneth Meneses Ramirez grew up in rural Costa Rica with limited resources available to help him with his disability, but his strong internal desire to compete has led him to the Special Olympics World Games.

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Kalin comes away with silver medal.

Erika Kalin and her guide Reinhart Schutz comment on Kalin's silver-medal victory in the cross-country skiing 10-kilometer freestyle at the Special Olympics World Winter Games.

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Helene Fischer returns to the stage at the 2017 Special Olympics World Games.

Helene Fischer returns to the stage at the 2017 Special Olympics World Games

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The Special Olympics Opening Ceremony is one to remember.

Take a look at some of the ceremony's most memorable sights and sounds in Austria.

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Model athlete.

In the summer, Special Olympics gold medalist Samuel Santos competes in open water swimming, but come winter, it's all about alpine skiing.

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Foudy Does It: Special Olympics floor hockey.

espnW's Julie Foudy teams up with the El Cajon Gulls floor hockey team before it heads to Austria to represent the U.S. in the Special Olympics Winter World Games.

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Special Olympics World Games

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    Watch the stories unfold at the Special Olympics Winter World Games in Austria beginning March 18 on ABC and ESPN2.

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