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
+1 (202) 824 0290
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Senior Director, Global Health Communications, Marketing, Development & Communications
+1 (202) 824 0307
LATEST NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES
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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