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Competitions grew up in a Kennedy backyard

...many lasting legacies of the Kennedy family. Inspired by one of her sisters who was developmentally disabled, Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1961, soon after her brother John F. Kennedy became president. She launched...

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Six locals chosen for Special Olympics

...athletic competition for more than a million developmentally disabled children 8 and older as well as adults. Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics in 1961 shortly after her brother, John F. Kennedy, became president. The first world...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...athletic competition for more than a million developmentally disabled children 8 and older as well as adults. Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics in 1961 shortly after her brother, John F. Kennedy, became president. The first world...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020601/Loc_olympics.shtml
Special Olympians tune up

...The top eight athletes will qualify for the state tournament in Anchorage. Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968. In June 1963, Shriver, then director of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, started a summer...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...international Special Olympics program was created in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy and his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, began a crusade for the rights of those with mental retardation. It was revealed that another sister, Rosemary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061500/Spo_specialolympics.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...former chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness, and son-in-law of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, administered the athletes oath: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." Athletes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030501/Loc_SpecOlympics.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...many lasting legacies of the Kennedy family. Inspired by one of her sisters who was developmentally disabled, Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1961, soon after her brother John F. Kennedy became president. She launched...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030401/Ins_olympichistory.shtml
Palin balances newborn's needs, official state duties

...having a Down child. Once a woman turns 40, the chances of having a Down child is 1 out of 100, according to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. During her first year in office, Palin distanced herself...

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Juneau Special Olympians to compete in World Games

...international Special Olympics program was created in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy and his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, began a crusade for the rights of those with mental retardation. It was revealed that another sister, Rosemary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061500/Spo_specialolympics.html
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Special Olympics World Winter Games launched with opening ceremonies

...former chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness, and son-in-law of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, administered the athletes oath: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." Athletes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030501/Loc_SpecOlympics.html
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