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.
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Popi Andreadou, a coach of the Greek Special Olympics ski team.
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"Events like this provide us with an excellent opportunity for creating positive climates and ensuring that young people, including those with intellectual disabilities, become part of the social fabric of the community".
Nearly 400 Special Olympics Hellas athletes participated in z special 1000m race in Athens. The sun was bright, the temperature was warm, and Athenians lined the route applauding all runners with big smiles.