North America Region
A group of six male runners running on a track with spectators in the background.
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
Loretta Claiborne with text that reads: Loretta Claiborne The Stigma Fighter
In a recent article by Glamour, Loretta Claiborne discusses using her life to teach others how to be more inclusive and empathic.
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Two women side by side hugging one another with medals hanging around their neck.
Krystal Johnson and Jenna Ramirez are two of four Special Olympics athletes from Special Olympics Southern California featured in this season’s FabFitFun Summer Box!
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Chris Nikic standing after a swim meet with medals around his neck
This is an excerpt from the USA Today article titled “Special Olympian Chris Nikic trains to be first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman.”
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North America Contact Information
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3712 Benson Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC
27609
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Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics North America (SONA) region and programs.