Special Olympics

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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Why The Real Thing Is Trying To Do The Right Thing

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We all know that business today should be sustainable; it’s just not always clear what that actually means. Does it mean a company should be carbon neutral, look after its workers, manage its environmental impact, act ethically, have a good corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme or all of the above? I had a chance recently to meet Liz Lowe, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Manager at Coca-Cola Great Britain, who understands

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Two world-class athletes with intellectual learning disabilities, and the mothers who helped them succeed

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After nine days of record-breaking sportsmanship and a breathtaking opening ceremony in Los Angeles, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games came to end earlier this month. Scores of elated athletes returned to their home nations, some with medals and some without, but all with a sense of achievement for being given the chance to compete and win. Paul Booth, 25, from Perth in Scotland, and Jordan Okonta, 17, from Worthing in West Sussex, were two of

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Historic Los Angeles Venue Plays Host to Special Olympics World Games

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As 6,500 athletes from 165 nations took part in the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games, it was another important feather in the cap of one of the country's most historic venues, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the first of several classic L.A.-area venues hosting key events and inspiring athletes this week. The Coliseum opened in 1923 as a memorial for World War I soldiers at a cost of just under $1 million. Since then,

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'He Never Wasted a Hug': Coke's Ben Deutsch on His Brother, Billy, and the Power of Special Olympics

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When the 2015 Special Olympics World Games roll into Los Angeles later this week, it will be very personal for me. I was blessed with an older brother, Billy. Billy had Down syndrome. He was 10 years older than me, and many of my memories as his little brother were watching him compete in Special Olympics events in Northern Minnesota towns such as Duluth and Cloquet. This was in the 1970s. I was little then and don’t remember a whole lot, other than

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A Special Invitation: Meeting Team SOGB And U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun

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It’s not every day you receive an email in your inbox from the Ambassador of the United States of America, Matthew Barzun. But that’s what happened a few weeks ago, when I was invited to meet and interview some of the inspiring Team SOGB athletes.   Coca-Cola is a founding partner and global sponsor of Special Olympics, and Ambassador Matthew, as he affectionately asked to be called, had chosen to celebrate and honour the 2015 World Games at

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