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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.
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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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Athlete performing sit-ups during health screening while two volunteers assist and observe.
Looking for a story? We’re here to help. This webpage compiles latest story leads about the work of Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation.
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Creative Partner, Publicis Seattle, Leads Athlete-Inspired Initiative. Academy Award Winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi Directs Mini-Documentary Film During Workshop
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Teitler will lead Special Olympics communications around the world to drive awareness and engagement.
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Alicia Bazzano
August 5, 2019 – Washington, DC: Special Olympics has announced Alicia Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH, as Chief Health Officer. Dr. Bazzano is a pediatrician and public health executive who has dedicated her career to improving the health of people with intellectual disabilities (ID).
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