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 over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities 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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By Betty Zhang
The great pleasure and honour are all mine, whose whole spiritual soul always seeks to stand up for your same precious beings' rights and privileges who must not be differ from the ordinary and the able-bodied people.
Christine Parker Hunt
Bart Conner, Vice Chair of Special OIympics International
John Choi the korean boy
The weather in here Pyeongchang has been varied and ever-changing.
JiSub Kim, YeonSeok Jung, MyeongSeok Lee,
We met Aric who is the oldest speed skater in Special Olympics 37 years old and from Canada.
He is the speed skater, but he play sports like baseball, golf, ski, and speed skate.
Sharing dinner with athletes I got to talk with Papua New Guinea coach.
She told me the delegation was only one athlete for snowshoeing, who got a participation ribbon. The girl was so happy and enthusiastic!