Our Athletes
athlete lead
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!
One of April’s “Autism Awareness” themes is celebrating ways that people with autism lead full and healthy lives. For the Taylor twins, that’s something they celebrate every day.
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Every year, we have high hopes for the next year to be better than the next year, but 2020 was a whole different story.
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Stephanie Handojo discusses pushing past hurdles in life.
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Coach Jack Nagle, a two-sport coach, was named a SONA outstanding coach. After three decades of coaching, he is lucky enough to watch athletes for an entire lifetime.
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Special Olympic Asia Pacific Celebrates Women's History Month.
Romana is a young woman determined to live her best life, every single day. She’s been doing such a great job, she’s become a health and fitness role model for all.
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Banele is an athlete, basketball and athletics coach with a passion for helping others stay fit, even during a pandemic.
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Special Olympics athlete and author Haseeb Abbasi shares his inspirational journey to entrepreneurship at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi.
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Amber Gertsch is a very active athlete from Special Olympics Utah. She continues to compete in virtual walking events.
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Video highlighting the increasing number of participation by female athletes.
Caley Versfelt guest stars in an episode of ABC's The Good Doctor. As a person with an intellectual disability, she represents just 3% that is employed in the entertainment industry.
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Mackenzie Beauvais-Nikl becomes first Special Olympics athlete to co-chair a Program board.
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