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Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Story

Our founder was a pioneer in the worldwide struggle for rights and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. Her legacy continues to inspire and guide our movement.

Our Reach

3,053,015

ATHLETES

46,028

COMPETITIONS

672,114

VOLUNTEERS

330,898

COACHES

41,666

ATHLETE HEALTH SCREENINGS

18,350

Unified Schools

2022 Annual Report and 2022 Reach Report

2022 Annual Report

The Special Olympics 2022 Annual Report highlights the best of our global movement over the course of a very busy year—filled with sports, competitions, unified leadership, inclusive health milestones, and much more.

2022 Reach Report

The Reach Report is a summary of key programmatic results achieved globally in the framework of its activities conducted in the previous year.
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Our Partners

Special Olympics would not be able to reach millions of athletes without the generous, ongoing support of our corporate partners.