Games and Competition
Stage in Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi 2019 World Games; audience on either side of a lit stage.
Every day and all around the world, our athletes train and strive to achieve their very best. During World Games, the entire Special Olympics movement comes together to see our athletes in action and celebrate their victories over huge odds. No other event in the world has the social and emotional impact of the Special Olympics World Games. For the athletes and their families, the experience opens doors to unimagined possibilities. For volunteers, coaches, and other supporters from all parts of the world, the Games inspire hope and belief in a brighter future of global acceptance, understanding, and unity.
On any given day, Special Olympics athletes are competing all around the world in 32 Olympic-type sports.
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During World Games, the Special Olympics movement comes together to see our athletes in action.
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Are you an aspiring athlete, Unified Partner, volunteer or coach? With over 100,000 Special Olympics competitions each year, there are many opportunities for you to get involved.
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Stories about World Games
Video highlighting the increasing number of participation by female athletes.
Black History Month, started by historian Carter G. Woodson, has been celebrated in the United States in February since 1976 as a way to honor the long ignored achievements and contributions made by African Americans.
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Mary Davis, Special Olympics CEO, recently spoke with Dan Loney, host of Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM radio.
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