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Dedication to sport is only part of the story. As the Official Technology Partner of the #SpecialOlympics we're joining six people on their journey of discovery as they connect through sport and shared passions, illustrating #WeAreMore through inclusion, collaboration and creativity.
Meet the athletes and their mentors by clicking the link in our bio and keep an eye on our Instagram Stories for updates from Austria.

It's not every day that two great athletes can team up for an intensive training session, but that's what professional futbol player Daniele Bruno and @SpecialOlympics snowshoer Anton Grotz did. They started at the soccer pitch working on ball handling skills, agility and power shooting, then Anton brought Daniele to his family farm for intensive speed training with snowshoes. "He's like me," says Daniele of Anton, "He never gives up." This year, Microsoft is helping empower #SpecialOlympics athletes around the world as the Official Technology Partner of the Games. Learn why #WeAreMore when we work together by clicking the link in our bio.

She could be the one to crack the code or find the cure. Click the link in our bio to find out how girls can change the world by staying in #STEM . #MakeWhatsNext

The Microsoft Archives lies tucked away in a nondescript building on campus. This treasure trove of throwbacks takes us down memory lane to revisit Microsoft's greatest hits and some old friends we've met along the way.

A tweeting dress. A pollution-detecting makeup concept. The retro-futuristic farm of 2050. See what else Microsoft Research designer and "fusionist" Asta Roseway is up to by clicking the link in our bio.

When we encourage girls to pursue #STEM , we double our potential for innovation. #MakeWhatsNext #IWD2017

Change the world, stay in STEM. #MakeWhatsNext #IWD2017

Marvellous Adewopo is more than the captain of Nigeria's @SpecialOlympics floor hockey team. He's also a decorated medalist in basketball. His leadership and never-ending positivity are constants that his coaches and teammates in both sports have come to rely on. He won a silver medal in basketball at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games and is keen on bringing home another medal from #Austria2017 . Learn more about Marvellous and other #SpecialOlympics athletes by clicking the link in our bio. #WeAreMore

Virginia Wade isn't only an accomplished @SpecialOlympics alpine skier. She's also an instructor. Watch as she takes time out of her busy training schedule to give actor @shuapeck his first-ever ski lesson. Learn more about how Microsoft is supporting athletes of all abilities as The Official Technology Partner of #SpecialOlympics by clicking the link in our bio. #WeAreMore

Hacking #STEM in the classroom starts with teachers who are willing to get hands-on. Jason Ewert is one of many teachers who's doing just that. Using everyday materials like paper plates, plastic cups and drinking straws, he's modernizing the way he teaches science, technology, engineering and mathematics to his students. A participant in @microsoftedu's Hacking STEM program, he uses the free, downloadable tools, including lesson plans, activities and customized Excel spreadsheets, to bring his classroom lessons to life. And it's not just exciting for his students. It's reinvigorated his teaching style, too. “All we need the teachers to do is the same thing we’re asking our kids to do. Just get in there, and dig in." Learn more about Jason and the Hacking STEM program by clicking the link in our bio. #MicrosoftEDU

Stuart Pixley only has one job title at Microsoft, but two very important roles. As in-house legal counsel for the company, Stuart has been a key advisor to the Health, Artificial Intelligence & Research, and Antitrust Compliance teams. But his work with diversity is equally important. As the company continues to focus on diversity and inclusion, Stuart has helped Microsoft navigate a future that challenges the entire company culture to be more innovative. A shift that, according to Stuart, “does more than include diverse people—it empowers them.” Learn more about Stuart by clicking the link in our bio.

How do some of the best athletes in the world get even better? @RealMadrid combines on-the-pitch training and off-the-pitch analytics to continually challenge each other. With Microsoft Power BI, coaches and athletes analyze and track trends in their performances to find opportunities for improvement. Because when you play at the highest level of sport, you have to constantly up your game. To check out more players and watch behind-the-team footage, click the link in our bio.

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