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We have over 4.7 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities around the world.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Chief Executive Officer
Lead Director and Vice ChairHenry L. Stimson Professor, Harvard Law School
Special Olympics Athlete, USA; Chief Inspiration
Officer, Special Olympics; Holder of Honorary
Doctorate Degrees from Quinnipiac University and
Secretary Chief Legal Officer, Special Olympics
Vice Chair Vice Chairman, SARAS S.p.A.;
Chairman, Special Olympics Italy
Treasurer U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy;
Olympic Figure Skating Medalist
Assistant SecretaryStaff Attorney, Special Olympics
IAC Middle East North Africa Representative; Chairman, Special Olympics Oman
President & CEO, Bower Group Asia
Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Managing Partner, Larkspur Holdings LLLP
Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist
Vice Executive Chairman, Special Olympics Korea
Sports Broadcaster; Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist
Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
President, Special Olympics Panama
Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America
Former Ambassador from Ecuador to the United
States; Chairman, Global UN Partnership for
Inclusive Information and Communication
Technologies; President, International
CEO, Special Olympics New Zealand
Special Olympics Athlete, Australia
Sports Broadcaster; Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist
Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF
Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
General Secretary, Special Olympics Pakistan
Managing Partner, GreatPoint Ventures; Strategic Advisor, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Founding Chairman of CMC Capital Partners and CMC Holdings Limited
President & CEO, Boston Red Sox
President & CEO, Finish Line
Board Chair, Special Olympics Malawi
CEO, Special Olympics Georgia
Digital Technology Entrepreneur
President & CEO, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation; Former NBA Player
Chair, Special Olympics Korea; Congresswoman, Korean National Assembly
Chairman & Owner, Communicorp
NBA Player Consultant; Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist
Chair, Special Olympics Bolivia
National Director, Special Olympics Cyprus
President, The Samuel Family Foundation
Model; Philanthropist; Film Actress
Chair, Special Olympics Global Athlete Congress
Actress; Recording Artist
Founding Chairperson, Sun Culture Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation; Journalist; Philanthropist
Chairman, Shanghai Sharks Basketball Club; Founder of the Yao Foundation
Chairman, Unilava Corporation