North America Region

North America has over half a million athletes participating in all 32 sports offered by Special Olympics. It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States. Special Olympics 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 North America
U.S. President Donald Trump, center, speaks during a meeting with members of the delegation that represented the USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
On 18 July, 20 Special Olympics USA representatives including athletes, coaches and Unified partners were invited to the White House by President Donald J. Trump to congratulate and recognize them for their accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. President Trump was joined by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, along with Vice President Michael Pence, his wife, Second Lady Karen Pence as well as His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States, Abigail Blunt, spouse of Senator Roy Blunt, and Charlie Blunt, son of Senator Roy Blunt.
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Streamathon July
Special Olympics Live happens on Friday, July 19 -- a 4-hour program produced in Los Angeles, running from 2 pm to 6 pm approx PT. The Special Olympics Live stream-a-thon will be hosted by two LA-based Unified Schools teammates – Diego Salazar and Iantha Kahn – along with Max Carver, actor and enthusiastic Special Olympics supporter, and Lindsay Miller, award-winning journalist and news/culture director at POPSUGAR.
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the court with unified athletes giving them a lesson.
Charlotte Hornets forward and former University of Kentucky Wildcats champion Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hosted a basketball camp for 60 Special Olympics athletes at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
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