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
Daniel interviewing Apolo Ohno
“Just like in the Olympics and just like right now, we have to get back up, we have to throw ourselves towards the finish line and we have to continuously keep adapting and reinventing ourselves.”
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A behind-the-scenes view of the NBA virtual fan experience on Microsoft Teams.
To say everything is a bit different these days is an understatement. But the NBA is doing everything it can to make things feel normal.
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The Landscapes with Naveh Elder Welcomes ESPN | Special Olympics: Athletes with a disability, diversity and Inclusion | Wokie Daboh, Kate Jackson, and John Papa; images of the speakers are included under each persons name.
Special Olympics has come a long way since 1968 and now it goes beyond just sports. In the past two weeks, the Landscape Podcast, a series of episodes highlighting people, programs and businesses changing the landscape for individuals with any type of disability, has focused on Special Olympics and ESPN.
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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.