The current Special Olympics Reach Report is designed to provide a summary of key programmatic results achieved globally in the framework of Special Olympics activities that took place during the course of the year 2011.
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In 2011, Special Olympics served 4,004,415 athletes worldwide, an increase of more than 257,946 athletes from 2010.
In the past year, the global Movement achieved a 6.9 percent athlete growth rate.
All seven Regions reported positive athlete growth during 2011.
64.7 percent of our athletes are of school age (8-21), while the adult athlete population (22+) constitutes 33.4 percent of all Special Olympics athletes.
In 2011, Special Olympics served 75,054 individuals ages 2-7.
Similar to 2011, the Movement’s top sports include athletics, football, basketball, bowling, aquatics and bocce.
More than half a million athletes (226,076) and partners (320,728) are now engaged in Unified Sports opportunities, a 9 percent increase from 2010.
28,896 athletes serve in leadership positions offered through Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs).
Program Development Data
More than 306,652 coaches supported Special Olympics athletes during 2011, representing a 12.1 percent annual growth rate.
53,601 competitions were organized around the world in 2011; an increase of 7.6 percent from 2010.
Cash revenue generated by Special Olympics Programs increased by 2.2 percent from a 2010 and amounted to more than 257 million USD in 2011.
In-kind revenue increased by 4.3 percent from 2010 to reach more than 68 million USD.
Special Olympics Programs hosted 765 Healthy Athletes events in 2011 and conducted 116,900 athlete screenings.
Special Olympics has 225 accredited programs in 170 countries.
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