East Asia Region

Special Olympics works closely with its six accredited programs in East Asia to offer summer and winter sports for more than 1.2 million athletes with intellectual disabilities. East Asia has also hosted two World Games competitions: the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, and the 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea.
Stories from East Asia
China athlete Li Xiang is awarded a gold medal for gymnastics
This time, Li Xiang taken on more gymnastics events than ever: the rings, vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar, pommel horse, plus all-around and floor exercises.
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Professor William Alford, Special Olympics Board Lead Director and Vice Chair.
Professor William Alford, Special Olympics Board Vice Chair, was one of two recipients of the 2018 Li Buyun Law Prize.
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A young athlete is playing table tennis during 2018 Special Olympics East Asia Unified Camp. He is wearing a red and white Special Olympics jersey and a blue watch. He has a ping pong paddle in his right hand and balancing a ball on top which he is intently staring and consecrating on.
2018 Special Olympics East Asia Unified Camp was held in Fujian Normal University from July 1st to July 6th.
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