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Latest Stories Arash Markazi: Shriver's legacy lives on through Best Buddiesupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 17:15:00

The sun has yet to rise over the oak trees that line this windy road in Carmel Valley, a sleepy town in Northern California's wine country, when Anthony Kennedy Shriver steps on to a makeshift stage with his sister Maria Shriver while nearly 1,500 bicyclists watch from below. They are preparing to kick off the Audi Best Buddies Challenge, a 100-mile bike ride from Carmel down to San Simeon along the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway to raise money and awareness for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Commentary: Kennedy family's remarkable storyupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 12:42:00

With the death of John F. Kennedy's brother, Senator Edward M Kennedy, and their sister, Eunice Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics for the developmentally challenged, there has been a wealth of news stories -- obituaries and otherwise -- about the recurring tragedies endured by what some call America's "royal family."

Special Olympics torch lights Eunice Kennedy Shriver's funeralupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 22:24:00

Family and close friends of Eunice Kennedy Shriver attended a Friday morning funeral for the sister of the late President John F. Kennedy.

Shriver pays tribute to 'mummy'updated: Fri Aug 14 2009 22:24:00

Maria Shriver pays tribute to her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, during a funeral Mass in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver diesupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 10:02:00

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics and champion for the disabled, dies. CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports.

Eunice Shriver remembered at public wakeupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 10:02:00

A public wake began Thursday afternoon for Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy and a champion of the disabled. Shriver died Tuesday at age 88.

Public wake for Shriver set for Thursdayupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 02:30:00

A public wake will be held Thursday in Centerville, Massachusetts, for Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy and a champion of the disabled.

With Special Olympics, Shriver leaves legacy of hopeupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:53:00

When Katy Wilson was born with Down syndrome, doctors told her mother that the infant likely would never walk or talk.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88updated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:51:00

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy and a champion of the disabled who founded the Special Olympics, died Tuesday, the Special Olympics said. She was 88. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Special Olympics, Diesupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 13:29:00

The sister of President Kennedy and mother of Maria Shriver was 88 Jack McCallum: Eunice Kennedy Shriver's legacy lives on with Special Olympicsupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 09:40:00

For a while back in the 1930s the initials E.K. appeared several times on a board at the Hyannis Yacht Club on Cape Cod. They indicated the champion sailor for that particular year in the 18-foot wooden sloop division. Edward "Ted" Kennedy, the senator from Massachusetts and the last of nine children of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, would boast from time to time that they stood for "Edward Kennedy." But if sister Eunice, 11 years his senior, was around, she would gleefully point out, "Teddy, you were only a baby at the time."

Eunice Kennedy Shriver's relatives called to hospitalupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 16:37:00

Relatives of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a sister of President Kennedy, were summoned Monday to a hospital on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a source close to the family told CNN.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver hospitalizedupdated: Sat Aug 08 2009 23:03:00

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President Kennedy, is in critical but stable condition in a Massachusetts hospital with her family at her side, her family said Friday. Obama Apologizes for 'Special Olympics' Commentupdated: Sat Mar 21 2009 09:17:00

"He expressed his disappointment," says Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver John Rolfe: Obama's bowling flap and moreupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 19:28:00

President Obama is well on his way to enshrinement in the Guinness Book of World Records for most miscues, stinks and brushfires in the first 100 days of an administration. The latest concerns his televised lament to Jay Leno on Thursday night that his bowling skills, or lack thereof (he recently bowled a 129), are worthy of the Special Olympics. Naturally, a sweaty apology to Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver was issued and the Prez is now inviting Special Olympians to the White House to bowl or shoot hoops in a no-offense-it-was-just-an-unfortunate-little-joke-hah-hah gesture.

Special Olympics takes on use of 'R-word'updated: Fri Mar 20 2009 18:48:00

An unexpected and sudden spotlight on the Special Olympics, an organization that for more than 40 years has served and honored those with intellectual disabilities, comes less than two weeks before the nonprofit launches a new campaign: Spread the Word to the End the Word.

Obama mostly plays it straightupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 18:48:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux looks at President Obama's appearance with Jay Leno.

Obama mixes politics, comedy on 'Tonight Show'updated: Fri Mar 20 2009 07:51:00

President Obama mixed jokes with serious discussion Thursday during an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Terry McDonell: Long Time Comingupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 14:27:00

This article is reprinted from the December 8, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated. SI's Special Olympics Coverageupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 15:49:00

The Special Olympics turn 40 this year, and in this week's Sports Illustrated, the magazine pays tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver by honoring her with the inaugural Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award. If you'd like to contribute to the Special Olympics, click here. Here are several stories chronicling the event.

Commentary: Why 'Tropic Thunder' shouldn't be seenupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 14:35:00

I am so proud of everyone who turned out to Monday's premiere of the film "Tropic Thunder" to protest its unfortunate and humiliating portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities. Disability Groups Protest Tropic Thunder updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 08:00:00

Tropic Thunder is pushing the envelope too far for groups representing the mentally disabled

'Tropic Thunder'updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 15:25:00

Actor Brandon T. Jackson talks about his new movie, also starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.

'Tropic Thunder' pushes envelope and then someupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 15:25:00

There's no question "Tropic Thunder" takes chances.

Reasons to feel good about the futureupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 09:19:00

Today's world is a terrifying place. Every day we wake up facing the frightening realities of our age: terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, pollution, domestic violence, psychotic criminals who steal children right from their own beds. My Sportsman: Eunice Kennedy Shriverupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 19:02:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver hospitalizedupdated: Sat Nov 24 2007 22:04:00

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of former President John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, is in the hospital, said a spokesman for her daughter, California first lady Maria Shriver.

Attitudes change as Special Olympics come to Chinaupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 19:38:00

Natalie Williams, a 21-year-old Special Olympics basketball player from Kentucky, says she's never really been treated like a true athletic star. But that was before she came to the Games in China, which has undergone a major change in its treatment of the mentally disabled.

Something special in Chinaupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 19:38:00

China holds its first Special Olympics, which was something unheard of in its past. CNN's John Vause reports. Power surge updated: Tue Apr 10 2007 10:22:00

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