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!
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.4 Min Read
Banele is an athlete, basketball and athletics coach with a passion for helping others stay fit, even during a pandemic.1 Min Read
Special Olympics athlete and author Haseeb Abbasi shares his inspirational journey to entrepreneurship at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi.2 Min Read
Amber Gertsch is a very active athlete from Special Olympics Utah. She continues to compete in virtual walking events.3 Min Read
Mackenzie Beauvais-Nikl becomes first Special Olympics athlete to co-chair a Program board.2 Min Read