Our Impact
Impact Lead
Every day, our athletes inspire people everywhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. Learn more about the power Special Olympics has to make real change all around the world.
Special Olympics leaders gathered together in a group photo holding a Play Unified. Learn Unified, Special Olympics banner.
Special Olympics leaders from the United States and around the world gathered in San Diego, California to plan the expansion of Unified Schools and Unified Champion Schools.
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Professor William Alford, Special Olympics Board Lead Director and Vice Chair.
Professor William Alford, Special Olympics Board Vice Chair, was one of two recipients of the 2018 Li Buyun Law Prize.
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Group of participants, athletes, and representatives on the beach in a group photo.
On 17 November, 72 Somers Leos jumped in the icy water to support the Special Olympics Polar Plunge “Cool School Challenge.”
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Around 100 conference participants gathered in front of a large screen and Special Olympics branding.
What a year! Did you know that between 2017 and 2018, almost 90,000 people were involved in Special Olympics health and fitness initiatives across Europe Eurasia? Time to learn more about our exciting and diverse health work!
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A Special Olympics athlete having his eyes tested at an Opening Eyes screening.
Petra and Luka Temnikar travelled 140 kilometres across Slovenia to attend a Special Olympics Opening Eyes screening, and it was worth every kilometre!
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Special Olympics coaches and athletes stand in a gym in work-out gear.
Special Olympics Slovenia is currently in its second year of a three-year Healthy Communities Project, within which one of the main focuses is healthy lifestyle promotion.
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Female speaker with a microphone presents powerpoint presentation at the top of a room.
Special Olympics Belgium recently organised a high-level Health Summit calling for immediate action to improve health services for all people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Belgium.
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A group of 20 athletes siblings stand together in a group photo holding their certificates after completing the Siblings Workshop.
Twenty siblings from the region (Special Olympics Middle East North Africa) gathered to share experiences, address challenges, and find ways to overcome barriers.
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A volunteer holding athletes hands and giving him words of encouragement and smiling at one another.
Raymond S. Kellis High School in Arizona is setting an example for inclusive schools all over the country through its commitment to Special Olympics Unified Sports®.
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Girl sitting in an orange t-shirt holding a tennis racquet smiling for a photo.
Grants from the Christmas Records Trust (CRT) allow Programs from Malawi to Mongolia to create a more inclusive world through sport.
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A Young Athletes participant climbs ropes during the USA Games.
Special Olympics Young Athletes program is an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for children with and without intellectual disabilities from ages 2 to 7 years old.
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Shay Dagan Plessman presenting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin with a Special Olympics football.
Unified football and judo followed by an official reception at the residence of the President were just some of the highlights of the recent launch of Special Olympics Israel.
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