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What We Do
Special Olympics supports over 4 million athletes, coaches, and volunteers with 32 Olympic-type sports.
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Local and international year-round sports training and athletic competitions.
Improving the health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.
Empowering youth and educators to be leaders of change to create a more inclusive world.
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
Inclusion Revolution Radio episodes drop every other Friday at 10am ET. The athlete-led podcast wants to know: what does inclusion mean to you?
USA Games 2022
5 – 12 June 2022 in Orlando, FL USA
Unified Cup 2022
31 July – 6 August 2022 in Detroit, MI USA
17 – 25 June 2023 in Berlin, Germany
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Learn more about hosing an international Special Olympics event.
2022 USA Games
The Special Olympics USA Games Orlando 2022 unites 5,000+ athletes and coaches from 50 states and the Caribbean—and celebrates all abilities! #ShineAsOne
About Intellectual Disabilities
Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Story
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Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers
Governance & Finance
Maria Teresa K. Leitão
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Coach Maria Teresa is Always Learning
My journey of being the National Director of Sports for Special Olympics Brazil, a tennis coach and technical delegate coincides with my love of learning.
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