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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.
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The Annual Report summarizes performance during the year. The Reach Report describes program results acheived worldwide.
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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.
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CHELAN, WA, USA, May 25, 2023 / -- Rockit™ Apple, the world's first perfectly snack-sized apple, is thrilled to announce its inaugural partnership with Special Olympics. With a shared vision of promoting inclusion, celebrating courage and resilience, and advocating for wellness and health access for all, this collaboration intends to help make a meaningful impact on the lives of Special Olympics athletes and all individuals with intellectual disabilities who face daily discrimination.
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On June 7, the flame of the Special Olympics World Games will be lit in Athens.
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28 April 2023 - In 50 days, Berlin will host the world's largest inclusive sports event with 7,000 athletes from 190 delegations. The biggest multi-sport event in Germany since the 1972 Olympic Games, will kick off with the opening ceremony on June 17 in Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
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