Latin America Region

Special Olympics in Latin America is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
Stories from Latin America
Ximena de Varela offers her gold medal to Pope Francis during his visit to Panama for World Youth Day.
More than a half-million young people from around the world greeted Pope Francis during his recent World Youth Day visit to Panama. He gave many blessings and said many prayers, but he probably didn’t expect to get a medal for his efforts.
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Smiling pediatrician is looking over and checking out an athlete during a screening.
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Special Olympics signed an agreement to promote sports, physical activity, health, inclusive education, sustainable and human development, and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Nyasha Derere from Zimbabwe speaks on stage as a panelist during the Global Athlete Congress in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He has on a blue collard shirt with a black jacket that is adorned with Special Olympics and iInclusion pins. A representative is sitting to his left.
Voted in as the NEW Chair of the Global Athletes Congress, Nyasha Derere will serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics.
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