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!
The United States has been a global leader in creating a more inclusive world through their support from the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs and the U.S. Department of Education.1 Min Read
He kneels down, resting his hands on the ground in front of his body. He then slowly drags his feet towards his arms. He starts running, gnashing his teeth and using his arms to support himself.2 Min Read
Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers have been busy at the 2019 World Games!2 Min Read
Khadija isn’t just competing at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, she is breaking barriers.1 Min Read
By Special Olympic athlete, Chaica Al Qassimi, a Technical Officer, Judo, Special Olympics UAE team.3 Min Read
Angel walked up to the barbell at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and rose above the years of struggle that are now behind her.1 Min Read