Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics. Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from all around the world—5.6 million and counting! They are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our global community. They're also having lots of fun!
Mariam Adel Azzab, the 32-year-old was born in a challenging time for a child with Down Syndrome, it was a time of exclusion, judgment and negative perceptions.1 Min Read
17-year-old Sara Feldman is one of fourteen female athletes from Saudi Arabia that will be competing in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Games 2019.1 Min Read
The Special Olympics Unified Robotics competition, held in Seattle, Washington on November 18th, encourages students with special needs who are interested in engineering to display their talents while continually emphasizing inclusion and awareness in STEM.1 Min Read
Special Olympics Senegal’s athletes are training hard for summer sports in Dakar, with weekly Sunday morning sessions such as these.1 Min Read
Cyclists of all ages, abilities and fitness levels turned up at Yas Marina Circuit on October 28th for the latest edition of ‘Cycle Unified’ and rode alongside members of the UAE National Cycling Team.1 Min Read
Some of the Trinidad and Tobago athletes competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi were able to show off their skills in front of a home crowd.1 Min Read