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What We Do
Special Olympics supports over 5 million athletes, coaches, and volunteers with 32 Olympic-type sports.
Games and Competition
Local and international year-round sports training and athletic competitions.
Improving the health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Empowering Youth Leaders, educators, coaches, and families to build inclusive schools and communities for all.
Unleashing leadership potential in people of all abilities.
The Revolution Is Inclusion
A peaceful campaign to end discrimination of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Inclusion Revolution Radio episodes drop every other Friday at 10am ET. The athlete-led podcast wants to know: what does inclusion mean to you?
Unified Cup 2022
31 July – 6 August 2022 in Detroit, MI USA
17 – 25 June 2023 in Berlin, Germany
Host an Event
Learn more about hosing an international Special Olympics event.
17 to 25 June 2023
, the Special Olympics World Games will take place
– the first time that Germany will host the Games!
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In the News
Special Olympic World Games 2019: The Meaning behind the Flame of Hope
Since the first Torch Run at the Olympic Games in 1936, the Torch Run is one of the most important parts of the Opening Ceremony.
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