Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
It's the mission of Special Olympics to show the world the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
We have more than 5.6 million athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners around the world.
Our celebrity supporters are Olympians, professional athletes, social leaders, and movie and music stars.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Direction for our movement comes from leaders in government, entertainment, sports and business.
All adults and children with intellectual disabilities can become Special Olympics athletes. Here's how.
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The Annual Report summarizes performance during the year. The Reach Report describes program results achieved worldwide.
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Special Olympics keeps a comprehensive and current catalog of downloadable photos on Flickr.
Mary Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International.
Read the biography of Special Olympics Chairman of the Board Tim Shriver.
Our Board determines policies and is composed of international business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities.
If you are interested in booking one of our speakers or would like information about our speakers, visit our speakers bureau page.
Special Olympics athletes met Pope Francis during official audience at The Vatican
Chicago will host the Special Olympics movement’s 50th Anniversary global celebration events July 17 – 22, 2018.
The Special Olympics International Board of Directors has elected a new member, Maria Gabriela Sigala, a leading philanthropist in Venezuela and former First Lady of Carabobo, Venezuela.
Athletes will come from around North America to compete in Levels 1-5 in Singles, Doubles and Unified match play. Van der Meer Tennis Center in the Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island is hosting the event Oct 19-22.
This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state. Join us October 20-22 at Pelican Park and Robicheaux Center in Carencro, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Sign up today to play, coach, or volunteer for this event.
Join us 21 October at Anuwong National Stadium in Vientiane, Laos as Special Olympics athletes from around the country compete and show their skill in sports competition.
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Join us on 24-28 October at Shanghai Sports University in Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi China as athletes and Unified Partners compete in Unified Soccer matches.
The 2017 Youth Leadership Summit that will gather over 200 middle and high school students from Corvallis and surrounding areas to ignite their passion for promoting inclusion, equality and respect in their schools and communities.
Join us 25 October at Provincial Stadium in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia as Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners from around the country compete and show their skill in football competition.
Join us on 28-31 October at Dong Cheon Skating Rink in Seoul, Korea as a Special Olympics Korea athletes compete in speed skating competition. You can follow us through Weibo and Wechat @国际特奥会 to get more information.
This event will bring together all official middle and high school Unified Soccer teams in Oregon to compete in a regional tournament. If you are interested in volunteering to keep score, please let us know and we can provide more information!
The North Central Regional Volleyball will be held October 28 at Southeast of Saline High School, 5056 KS - 4, Gypsum, Kansas 67448. The competition will be from 9:00am to 1:00pm. For more information, contact Krystin Guggisberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on 2-3 November at Sports Center for the Disabled People as Special Olympics athletes in Beijing, China as Special Olympics athletes compete in Unified Football competition.
You can follow us through Weibo and Wechat @国际特奥会 to get more information.
Join us 3-7 November at National Stadium in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei as Special Olympics athletes from around the country compete and show their skill in football competition.