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Special Olympics Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women's Participation in World Games

For Women’s History Month, we are proud to support all the amazing women in the Special Olympics movement, including our athletes, volunteers, coaches, leadership, staff and everyone who makes Special Olympics possible across the globe.

Since the Special Olympics World Games Athens 2011, there has been a 10.7% increase in female participation in the last five Special Olympics World Games in South Korea in 2013, Los Angeles in 2015, Austria in 2017, Abu Dhabi in 2019 and Berlin in 2023. Most recently at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, the number of women competing was the highest it has ever been with 48.1%.

Special Olympics continues to strive for new opportunities for women and seeks ways for women to learn and grow through sport to achieve their goals, thus helping to create powerful female leaders for the current and future generations to come.

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