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!
Grace is having an amazing 2018. The swimmer won three medals at the 2018 Special Olympics USA in Seattle, including gold for an incredible performance in the 200m individual medley. Now the 21-year-old from Illinois is hoping to add to her medal haul at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.1 Min Read
Long-time athlete Terrence Davis is heading to Abu Dhabi for the 2019 World Games as a coach for the SO St Vincent and Grenadines Bocce team.1 Min Read
More than a half-million young people from around the world greeted Pope Francis during his recent World Youth Day visit to Panama. He gave many blessings and said many prayers, but he probably didn’t expect to get a medal for his efforts.1 Min Read
Special Olympics Unified Sports® pair Henry Meece, Special Olympics Oregon, and Chris Klug, Olympic bronze medalist beat out nine other pairs to take home gold for a 4th time at Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding at X Games Aspen 2019.1 Min Read
Rabah Kino from Special Olympics Lebanon is a multisport athlete who knows a few things about finding joy and success through sports. He’s an athlete who excels at both summer sports, including roller skating, and winter sports (alpine skiing is his specialty).1 Min Read
My name is Kevin Brown, and I am a Special Olympics athlete from New York. I work for the FBI, and I was recently chosen to serve on the LETR International Executive Council.2 Min Read
Special Olympics Iowa athlete and USA Games powerlifting competitor Mitchell Betsworth will have his photo from the USA Games as part of Sports Illustrated’s Year in Pictures in their 12/17/18 issue.1 Min Read