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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.
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.
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.
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Benjamin Collins, Tim Shriver, William Veytovich (Special Olympics Oklahoma athlete), John Seals (Special Olympics Oklahoma staff), Tom Cole (Oklahoma (R) Congressional Representative) talking about the 2019 appropriations bill Special Olympics in Congressmen Cole's office.
Special Olympics athletes, Program leaders, Unified Sports partners, and family members from across the United States and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 12th for Special Olympics’ annual “Capitol Hill Day.”
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Blue and Pink background with athletes in action poses. Text reads: Cheers for Champions.
Special Olympics is launching “Cheers for Champions,” a social media campaign to engage the public to cheer-on Special Olympics athletes as they prepare to participate in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from March 14 through 21.
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Athlete running in the street with the Eternal Flame of Hope.
AdoramaPix, a leader serving the needs of the photographic community for more than two decades, is honored to stand with Special Olympics and their other world-class partners in support of their shared vision to promote inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.
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