In the News
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.
Simone Perona Becomes First Athlete with Intellectual Disabilities to Run Biultra 24-Hour Ultramarathon!
Simone Perona, Special Olympics Italy marathon runner, competes in the BiUltra ultramarathon—a 24-hour-long race run yearly in Biella, Northern Italy.2 Min Read
’Let’s play together because we are equal’ (Grajmy razem bo jesteśmy równi) is the motto of the brand new Special Olympics Poland campaign which is taking the country by storm!2 Min Read
Millions of Americans lack access to basic dental care. Moreover, an alarming percentage of people with special needs are unaware of the condition of their oral health.1 Min Read
GOLTV and Special Olympics Ecuador partner for inclusion!1 Min Read
In an announcement about a coalition of 200 organizations and businesses launching the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, Forbes quoted Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis.1 Min Read
People Reports on newest Special Olympics Global Ambassador, Charles Melton.1 Min Read
A Special Olympics India Unified Partner becomes youngest Asian girl to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro1 Min Read
Sports Illustrated Features Special Olympics Athlete Derek Baker as He Draws Attention of WWE Champions
Sports Illustrated features Special Olympics athlete Derek Baker as he draws the attention of WWE Champions.1 Min Read
Gerald Mballe, long time Special Olympics Italy Unified Partner and now Advisor for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia, shares a powerful and moving conversation about his life and sport with David Eades on Sports for Humanity's podcast, Live Like You Play.2 Min Read
For World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, 2021, Vogue spoke to seven people with Down Syndrome to learn more about their experiences in an article titled “I Believe It Is My Destiny To Win An Oscar One Day”: 7 People Who Have Down’s Syndrome Share Their Experiences. Included in the interviews were Special Olympics Great Britain athlete Neil Price and Champion Ambassador Lily D Moore.1 Min Read