One of the greatest track and field competitors ever, Carl Lewis has been a dedicated supporter of Special Olympics for decades. He's inspired our athletes all around the world, even running a marathon with Special Olympics athletes near the pyramids of Egypt. He calls it a "genius idea" to use sport as a way to break down barriers for people with intellectual disabilities. Carl also speaks out against the use of harmful language, such as the R-word, and encourages everyone to do the same.
Coke has been a proud supporter of the Olympics since 1924, Special Olympics since 1968, and U.S. Paralympics since 1992. For more information about U.S. Paralympics and sport for people with physical disabilities, visit www.usparalympics.org.