In the News
inthenews.png
In every corner of the earth, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. These news stories come from all around the world.
A team of female footballers in a blue kit jump in the air on a football pitch.
With football fans counting down the days to kick-off at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Special Olympics is also gearing up for a week-long celebration of the beautiful game.
1 Min Read
A group of people pose for the camera, standing between Special Olympics branding in a school.
As the first anniversary of Special Olympics’ milestone partnership with Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) draws closer, our teams travelled together to Serbia to explore the impact of the collaboration in schools across the country.
1 Min Read
Young woman looking up at writings on a glass wall and smiling.
This past March, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® had a significant presence in SXSW EDU.
2 Min Read
Loretta Claiborne and Maria Shriver sitting down both smiling; Maria has her arm around Loretta's shoulder.
Special Olympics Vice Chair & Athlete, Loretta Claiborne joins, Maria Shriver, as a special guest on her podcast "Meaningful Conversations."
1 Min Read
1000x667-EuropeanFootballWeekPhoto1.jpg
This year, from 25 May to 2 June, 40,000 participants across 50 countries will take part in 450 events.
2 Min Read
Representatives from Special Olympics and WWE stand for a group photo; Special Olympics New York Athlete Angel (power lifter) stands in the center with a champion ship belt around her waist.
Special Olympics was recognized as WWE’s 2018 Business Partner of the Year during the annual Business Partner Summit in Brooklyn on April 6th.
1 Min Read
Members of BNK48 also volunteered at a Young Athletes Fun Day outside of Bangkok.
Ahead of the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, Special Olympics Thailand got some super support from Thai super girls group BNK48.
1 Min Read
Tim Shriver stands arm in arm with athletes, students, and representatives from a Unified School. Students and athletes are in school colors (green).
Special Olympics survived Betsy DeVos' attempt to axe our school programs. Here's what we do for America's kids.
1 Min Read
Timothy Shriver on stage during the 2019 closing ceremonies giving a speech. A young man standing and applauding on the right and a woman sitting and applauding on the left.
Every day around the world, Special Olympics ends bullying and discrimination of people with intellectual disabilities—often the most marginalized people in society.
3 Min Read
Ben from team US standing in front of other athletes, spectators, and fans smiling for a photo op.
People with intellectual disabilities (ID) are accomplishing more than anyone ever thought possible, as Special Olympics athletes prove every day around the world.
3 Min Read
An athlete participating in MATP celebrates with her coach after shooting a basket.
At the 2019 World Games, 37 Motor Activity Training Program athletes showed the world that people of all levels of ability can participate and benefit from athletic programs.
1 Min Read
Allyson Felix with 2019 World Games athletes in Dubai, UAE
A group of Special Olympic athletes had a day to remember as they trained alongside multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix in a Unified Sprint Clinic at Dubai Police Academy Stadium on 17 March.
1 Min Read