About
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.
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
5,468,333
ATHLETES
106,300
COMPETITIONS
1,151,088
VOLUNTEERS
193
COUNTRIES
176,203
ATHLETE HEALTH SCREENINGS
17%
INCREASE IN UNIFIED TEAMMATES
2017 Annual Report and 2018 Reach Report
2018 Annual report coming soon.
A Special Olympics USA speed skater races during the 2017 Special Olympics World Games in Austria as a competitor from Japan looks on.
The Annual Report provides partners, athletes and all who have vested interest in the organization with information about its performance during the year, and how it expects to grow in the future.
The Reach Report is a summary of key programmatic results achieved globally in the framework of its activities conducted in the previous year.
Special Olympics would not be able to reach millions of athletes without the generous, ongoing support of our corporate partners.