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
Chris Carter, special Olympics Virginia, claps his hands during the basketball game.
Every year, for the past nine years, a select group of talented Special Olympics athletes and basketball superstars past and present, form two teams, lace up and battle it out in the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game!
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Two NBA players standing behind two Special Olympics athletes on the court.
Twelve Special Olympics All-star athletes will be on the same teams as some of the NBA’s finest players, including NBA legends, active and former WNBA players and celebrity figures.
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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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Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics East Asia (SOEA) region and programs.