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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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TOKYO—1 November 2019: iCoachKids, a project to provide innovative learning and development opportunities for those coaching children and young people, today announced a partnership with Special Olympics, the global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power of inclusion through sport, leadership development, health, school engagement and youth leadership.
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Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics join forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation for inclusion campaign
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A group of men and women in professional clothing hold a red soccer ball in a gymnasium.
First-of-its-Kind Collaboration in the Country Between a College, Foundation & Special Olympics
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Universal Health Advocates Commit to Ensure Children and Persons with Disabilities – The Mission Billion in Universal Health Coverage – Are Not Left Behind
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Headshot of Tony Wyllie
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 20, 2019 – Special Olympics International announced today that Tony Wyllie has been named Special Olympics North America’s new Regional President and Managing Director.
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