Special Olympics

PHOTOS: A Look Back at the Special Olympics World Winter Games

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Eleven days and 1,000 medals later, the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 ended with a closing ceremony that was nothing short of magical. More than 15,000 athletes, fans and family members filled the Liebenau stadium Friday night for the final celebration. Channeling the upbeat energy of the opening ceremony, the finale event featured several electrifying acts including a performance of the Coca-Cola Unified Song, “Can

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Photos: Coca-Cola Celebrates Start of Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

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SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA--The first thing I heard upon arriving at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 was an Austrian organizer saying that the only way to fully appreciate the magic of Special Olympics was to experience it first hand. With that in mind, I headed to Plenai Stadium despite the heavy rains pouring down on the famous ski resort near Salzburg. Inside the stadium, I was immediately surprised by the diversity

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How You Can Make an Hour Make a Difference

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As Earth Hour 2017 gets closer, here are some ideas for making 1 hour last a lot longer than just 60 minutes. Allow us to explain… 60 minutes. It’s not that long is it? You could watch half a film, give the living room a bit of a clean, or make some progress with the book that’s sitting unread on your bedside table. But what if you were able to make 60 minutes last much, much longer? There is a way. Do something that only takes 60 minutes, but has

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Special Olympics Team GB Are Given Warm Send off to World Winter Games at Coca-Cola London HQ

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Coca-Cola Great Britain have been supporting Special Olympics for 39 years. With the Special Olympics World Winter Games kicking off this week, we held a Winter Games-themed afternoon tea to wish our Special Olympics Team GB athletes all the best in Austria. #TeamSOGB #Austria2017 Special Olympics is the biggest international sport movement for people with learning disabilities. Featuring nine sports over nine days, the 2017 World Winter Games are

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Coca-Cola Employees Send Their Hearts to Austria in Support of Special Olympics World Winter Games

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Coca-Cola employees around the world are “sending their hearts to Austria” in support of the more than 3,000 athletes from 107 countries who will compete next month in the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017. The company, a founding partner of Special Olympics, recently hosted a special Valentine’s Day event at its global headquarters featuring 19-year-old Special Olympics Global Messenger and singer Bree Bogucki, who lent her voice

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Collectors Fair 2016: Fans flock to London to share their love of Coca-Cola

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Sleek designer bottles, classic vintage cans, unique artwork and retro merchandise. The Coca-Cola Collectors Fair in London is a cornucopia of Coke memorabilia, bringing together collectors and fans from all over the world to share their love of Coca-Cola. Wandering through the Coca-Cola Collectors Fair in London, you can’t help but stop and admire the incredible diversity of the pieces on display, including: bottles, cans, keyrings, playing cards,

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Members of Parliament enjoy special ParkLives session from Coca-Cola GB to celebrate second year report

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MPs come out to play, as ParkLives from Coca-Cola GB hosts a special session outside the Houses of Parliament on National Fitness Day to celebrate the launch of its second year report, showing how the programme of daily, free activities has expanded nationwide. Just when you think summer’s over the sun comes out for one last unexpected heat wave, and it couldn’t have picked a better day – the launch of our ParkLives second year report. Outside Parliament

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What it means to be a local business at Coca-Cola European Partners

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Leendert den Hollander, Vice President and General Manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises, now Coca-Cola European Partners, discusses the launch of the bottler's 2015 community report, which looks at some of their local initiatives from WWF-UK to ParkLives and Special Olympics.  Whatever the shape and size of a business, we believe there is a responsibility to make sure we work in a way that makes a positive sustainable contribution to both the

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Does Coca-Cola GB support any charities or community projects?

Yes. We believe it’s important for us to be active members of our local communities and to make a positive difference where we do business. We have a long history of bringing people together through our support of community projects and charities. Here are some of the projects we’re involved with: ParkLives Launched in 2014, ParkLives is delivered in partnership with local authorities and our charity partner StreetGames, and offers a long-term programme

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Volunteering for Special Olympics Refreshes Coca-Cola Ambassador’s Perspective on Life

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Reach up L.A.! These words continue to light up my heart whenever I recall the remarkable events I experienced at the Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Never in my dreams did I see myself participating in a sporting event this big or on the global stage: 6,500 athletes from 165 countries! It all started sometime last year with an email from the Public Affairs & Communication (PAC) team at the Coca-Cola office in Nigeria,

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