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.
Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® Launches Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge:Demonstrate Leadership to Win a Trip to 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
2 Min Read
Daina-Shilts-2.jpg
1.2 million frames and sunglasses donated to athletes over 15 years.
4 Min Read
Athletes and Special Olympic representatives cut a ribbon in front of a Special Olympics, Healthy Athltes, Golisano, Mederec and Primera Dama back drop.
Special Olympics Healthy Athletes®, made possible by the Golisano Foundation, is offering free health screenings and education to 400 people with intellectual disabilities during the World Tennis Invitational in four disciplines: podiatry, vision, physical therapy/fitness, and nutrition and healthy habits.
5 Min Read
WASHINGTON, DC – November 13, 2018: Berlin, Germany has won the race to host Special Olympics’ flagship sporting event, the World Games in 2023.
4 Min Read
More than 60 Athlete Leaders representing over 56 nations came together to take part in the 2018 Special Olympics Global Athlete Congress in Santo Domingo as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations.
4 Min Read
Dr. Benedetto Saraceno with his head resting on his had looking off into the distance.
Special Olympics International (SOI) has named mental health expert Dr. Benedetto Saraceno, as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.
3 Min Read
Erika Ender smiling for a professional head shot.
Record-breaking composer, singer-song writer to help advance inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
3 Min Read
Professional photos of Seun Adigun in her Under Armour athletic gear. She is looking down and smiling with her hand on her head.
Double Olympian to break barriers and promote inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
5 Min Read
Cafu smiling wearing a black polo that reads, Special Olympics Global Athlete
Legendary Brazilian footballer Marcos Evangelista de Morais—known as Cafu—has today signed up as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador.
5 Min Read
Seven Youth Leaders are seated on a panel at the Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku.
Young people with and without intellectual disabilities from 45 countries will join leaders at the Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.
6 Min Read
Funding aims to advance broad range of inclusion projects and Special Olympics Unified Schools
3 Min Read
800x450-Javier-Vasquez-headshot.jpg
As the Vice President of Special Olympics Health, Javier Vasquez will be responsible for the vision and implementation of all health programming worldwide.
3 Min Read