This International Children’s Day, Special Olympics partnered with Hip Hop Public Health to launch a dance workout for our youngest athletes and their families.
In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These stories come from all around the worldStay In TouchSee inspiring stories, photos and videos in our Special Olympics monthly newsletter.Rafer Johnson was among the earliest and most dedicated supporters of Special Olympics, ever. He was an enthusiastic fan and sports adviser at the very first International Special Olympics Games in 1968—and never looked back. At the time, he was one of the most famous athletes in the world, and lent his global celebrity status to shine a bright light on the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Rafer Johnson said he was inspired by the talent and joy he witnessed at those inaugural Games; he became a lifelong advocate and powerful voice for this forgotten population.2 Min ReadAs part of an effort to amplify the voice of Special Olympics across the world of sport and fashion, Special Olympics teamed up with the New School’s Parsons School of Design. The class began in January 2020 and was the first time Parsons worked to include people with intellectual disabilities in their curriculum.1 Min ReadSpecial Olympics Europe Eurasia has today—on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—announced that the first ever European Unified Youth Basketball Tournament will take place in Sansepolcro, Italy in October 2021.3 Min Read
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#unifiedgenerationThe Coca-Cola Company is extending its partnership with Special Olympics International through 2023, building on more than a half-century of collaboration dating back to the organization’s inception in 1968.2 Min ReadChris Nikic—the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN®—leads star pack3 Min Read
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