Press Room

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.
FACT SHEETS, BIOS, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Get detailed information on Special Olympics: downloadable fact sheets, senior officer bios, event and program photos and more.
The Annual Report summarizes performance during the year. The Reach Report describes program results acheived worldwide.
Find dozens of downloadable and streamable videos, including sport and historical B roll.
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Special Olympics keeps a comprehensize and current catalog of downloadable photos on Flickr.
Mary Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International.
Read the biography of Special Olympics Chairman of the Board, Tim Shriver.
Our Board determines policies and is composed of international business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities.
If you are interested in booking one of our speakers or would like information about our speakers, visit our speakers bureau page.
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Contacts
Director of Communications
+1 (202) 824 0344
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SVP, Global Communications and Brand Lead
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Senior Director, Global Health Communications, Marketing, Development & Communications
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LATEST NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES
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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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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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