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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.


Press Kit

Get detailed information on Special Olympics: downloadable fact sheets, senior officer bios, event and program photos and more.

Annual & Reach Reports

The Annual Report summarizes performance during the year. The Reach Report describes program results acheived worldwide.

Downloadable Videos

Find dozens of downloadable and streamable videos, including sport and historical B roll.
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Downloadable Photos

Special Olympics keeps a comprehensize and current catalog of downloadable photos on PhotoShelter.

CEO Mary Davis

Mary Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International.

Chairman Tim Shriver

Read the biography of Special Olympics Chairman of the Board, Tim Shriver.

Board of Directors

Our Board determines policies and is composed of international business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities.

Available Speakers

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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Rebecca Simon

Special Olympics International
Senior Director of Communications
+1 (202) 824 0344

Rajeshwari Kartik

Special Olympics International
Manager, Global Health Communications
+1 424-375-4414

Christy Weir

Special Olympics International
Vice President, International Media Relations & Communications
+1 202 738-8511


Topgolf and Special Olympics to Hold a Giving Season on September 15 – October 31

Players can round up at checkout and a portion of proceeds from online reservations will go to Special Olympics
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Unlocking the Potential of Inclusion Through Special Olympics in Ethiopia

Special Olympics Ethiopia will host Africa Region’s largest annual gathering—the Special Olympics Africa Leadership Conference with official carrier Ethiopian Airlines
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Special Olympics Welcomes the Newest Class of U.S. Youth Ambassadors

The 2023 – 2025 class of Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors were announced after a three-week application process.
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