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!
Suzanne van den Einden-Brok from The Netherlands is both a Special Olympics Athlete Leader and a dedicated footballer. Now she’s combining her talents on a mission open up the beautiful game to ALL women and girls!2 Min Read
Adonis Lutumba Nyemba was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 27 April 1996. Adonis was a healthy child until the age of three....1 Min Read
Al Roker and his Special Olympics New York Athlete Son Nick Forge a Memorable Father’s Day Weekend During Summer Games
TODAY show weatherman and co-host of 3rd Hour of TODAY Al Roker had an unforgettable Father’s Day weekend after his son Nick brought home two gold medals at the Special Olympics New York Summer Games.1 Min Read
24 years ago, Helen Cheong struggled to accept the news that her son Johannes was going to be born with Down Syndrome.1 Min Read
Looking back at Special Olympic's basketball star Matthew Millett's amazing full-court shot during the World Games in Abu Dhabi.1 Min Read