Press Releases

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Here's what's happening world wide.
School of Strength Athletes pose with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch
Partners with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch to Develop Series of Peer-Led Workout Videos to Inspire Year-Round Fitness
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Athlete in jersey no. 12 gives Urban Karlsson a high-5 during a game.
Washington, DC – March 3, 2020: Special Olympics and Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, have announced a partnership to help scale Special Olympics sports around the world.
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Two men seated at a small table signing a document with seven people standing behind them.
PITTSFORD, N.Y., February 25, 2020: The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College and Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in the field of intellectual disability nursing.
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A group of athletes and Special Olympics representatives standing in front of the Capitol building.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 11, 2020: Special Olympics athletes, organization leaders, Unified Sports partners, and family members from across the United States and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 11th for Special Olympics’ annual “Capitol Hill Day.”
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Six Special Olympics representatives standing on stage holding the Berlin signing and posing for group photos.
Berlin, Germany - 30 January 2020: Berlin today became the official host of the 2023 Special Olympics World Games during a ceremony in the German capital.
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A group of Swedish athletes standing in a group and cheering.
Athletes from 19 countries set to join Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games in Östersund and Åre.
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Unified pair celebrating with their medals in front of the press.
Sixteen Special Olympics Athletes Paired with Teammates for Live Streamed Unified Races at X Games Aspen 2020.
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Logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Sweden 2021 accompanied by a photo of a skier in motion on the snow.
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 20: The Special Olympics World Winter Games, planned for Sweden in February 2021, will no longer take place in the European nation. The reason is that the event’s organizing committee have not been able to secure sufficient funds for the Games.
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two badminton players raising their hands in victory.
Bangkok, Thailand – 13 November, 2019: More than 150 delegates from 14 countries will take part in the inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Unified Badminton Championship held in Bangkok, from 13 November to 16 November 2019.
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photo of Dr. Karoly Mirnics smiling and standing in front of a wall of windows.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 12, 2019: Special Olympics International announced today that Károly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will join the Special Olympics International Board of Directors.
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Two men sitting at a table shaking hands; the signing in the back ground (left) reads: Special Olympics; the signage in the background (right) reads: Toyota
Brussels, Belgium – 22nd November, 2019: Toyota Motor Europe and Special Olympics Europe Eurasia have announced a three-year partnership, starting in 2020, to support Special Olympics grass-roots inclusive programming and sporting events across the region.
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Three men sitting at a table; each man on either side of the middle man are signing papers. Signage in the background reads: ICPD25 in partnership with Special Olympics.
Nairobi, Kenya - 13 November 2019: Memorandum of Understanding Signed During Nairobi Summit Commits to Using Transformative Power of Sport to Empower Women and Girls On and Off Field of Play.
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