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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 PhotoShelter.
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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LATEST NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES
STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a multi-year extension of their global partnership to help create inclusion through sports. WWE will continue to support Special Olympics Unified Sports®, which brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
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As part of a historic initiative to advance inclusive development worldwide for the youth of all abilities, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has provided the Special Olympics movement with a new grant of $8,500,000 USD to launch a Global Campaign for Inclusion in support of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Major League Baseball (MLB) Players–New York Second Baseman Gleyber Torres and Chicago Catcher Willson Contreras–partner with Special Olympics athletes to launch Spanish-language fitness campaign: Escuela de Fuerza
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