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As USA Games near, some Special Olympics athletes in limbo over COVID-19 vaccination policy

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Isabella Valle cried in joy last summer when she learned she’d earned a spot at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, being held in Orlando. But with opening ceremonies less than a month away, the 25-year-old golfer’s tears are now out of frustration and disappointment.

Her mother, Elaine Valle, received an April 22 email ...Read more

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Sixers' Joel Embiid considering playing for France at 2024 Olympics

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While Joel Embiid is sidelined from the Sixers’ opening playoff games in Miami, he’s apparently passing part of the time by looking into the future.

French TV and radio network RMC Sport reported that Embiid has opened discussions with France’s national basketball team about changing his nationality to play for France, which could ...Read more

 

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