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.
Coca-Cola and Special Olympics logos together in white on a red background.
The 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.
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Special Olympics Hungary athlete Gergo Karoly plays badminton at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.
Badminton World Federation (BWF) in collaboration with Special Olympics International (SOI) has published their Global Development Strategy to grow badminton and provide meaningful opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to be involved in all aspects of badminton.
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Kerry Group is extending its partnership with Special Olympics for another two years, including the commencement of a new relationship with Special Olympics Germany, the upcoming host country for the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2023. As an Official Sponsor of Special Olympics, this new partnership is enabling both organisations to work better together to create more inclusive communities.
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New signature hip hop song and music video targeted to youth with and without intellectual disabilities to launch on World Children’s Day
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Competitors on the Field Come Together to Support Global Movement of Inclusion
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An athlete and volunteer fistbumping on the court.
Berlin. With exactly 1000 days to go until the start of the Special Olympics World Games 2023 in Berlin, the volunteer program for the world's largest inclusive sporting event for people with intellectual and multiple disabilities has been launched.
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Legendary Actor to Advocate for Inclusion in Schools, Health Care Systems, and Communities
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A cut-out of a girl jumping in the air to kick a ball with a colourful graphic background.
Cleveland, OH, USA: The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced Special Olympics Europe Eurasia won a 2020 Content Marketing Award for Best Use of Multichannel Social Media in Content Marketing for the Keeping Up with the Girls campaign.
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Two athletes from Special Olympics Romania on the court with their arms around one another's shoulders showing camaraderie.
Transformative Gift from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Will Promote Positive Social Change and Foster More Inclusive Societies
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Floorball players in the middle of a game.
Kazan, Russia will host the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2022 with a key aim of transforming the lives and prospects of people with intellectual disabilities across Russia.
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On the left text that reads: Special Olympics | Microsoft: 2020 Special Olympics XBox Virtual Gaming Event. On the right an image of a Toyota race car.
Back in 2018, Xbox hosted the first video gaming tournament at Special Olympics USA Games that were held in Seattle, Washington. Special Olympics athletes from four states competed head-to-head at the University of Washington and showed us the passion that existed for such an event.
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