Eunice Kennedy Shriver is greeted by her brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during a bill signing at the White House. Kennedy Shriver was one of the founders of the Special Olympics in the 1960s. She also started a day camp known as Camp Shriver, for children with intellectual disabilities.
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In this photo, Kennedy Shriver speaks to a group of mentally handicapped children in Paris 1969. Shriver was on a trip to Europe preparing children for the 1970 Special Olympics.
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Kennedy Shriver plays handball with a mentally handicapped student in Paris.
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Kennedy Shriver poses with former SI senior writer Jack McCallum in 1979. The Special Olympics founder received SI's first Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award in 2008.
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Muhammad Ali chats with Kennedy Shriver at the 1979 Special Olympics at the SUNY Brockport Campus.
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Kennedy Shriver supports her brother, Senator Ted Kennedy, at a 1994 Senate campaign event in Malden, Massachusetts.
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Kennedy Shriver and Monica Seles wave to athletes at the 1995 Special Olympics World Games in New Haven, Conn.
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Kennedy Shriver poses with athletes at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Ireland.
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Kennedy Shriver and her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, celebrate after Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California in 2006. The former movie star is married to Kennedy Shriver's daughter, Maria.
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Chairman of the Special Olympics, Timothy P. Shriver, and his mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver, view a promotional poster before the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, October 2, 2007. A record 7,300 athletes from 164 countries and regions would compete in 21 medal sports and four demonstration competitions at the games.
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