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
A special education school principal from China reflects on the positive impact that Unified Sports has had on local students with and without disabilities.
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I’m well aware of the challenges of an autistic person in the United States but I wanted to take this opportunity to learn the challenges people with autism face living in Asia.
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Three years ago, Li Xiuming began training short track speed skaters with intellectual disabilities in Shanghai, China.
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Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics East Asia (SOEA) region and programs.