In 2014, Special Olympics served 4,532,339 athletes worldwide, an increase of more than 105,170 athletes from 2013.
In the past year, the global Movement achieved a 2.4 percent athlete growth rate, and all seven of our world Regions reported positive athlete growth.
Our athletes are involved in an incredible number of competitions, from local team games up to country-level, regional and world competitions. There were 94,339 competitions worldwide in 2014, which averages out to an amazing 11 competitions per hour.
The report is full of interesting facts and information. If you are not already familiar with our international efforts, prepare to be amazed.