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.
Loretta Claiborne, Chief Inspiration Officer, received recognition from U.S. Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania (Claiborne’s home state) during Black History Month.1 Min Read
During Black History Month, ESPN featured Special Olympics’ Chief Inspiration Officer Loretta Claiborne as a way to highlight her life achievements and her journey with Special Olympics while she continues to be a fearless leader for the Special Olympics Movement.
The International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) shared the following excerpt about Special Olympics’ involvement in World Snow Day and the Special Olympics Great Britain Winter Games in Italy.1 Min Read
Special Olympics Announces New Rosemary Collaboratory Initiative to Help Strengthen Health Systems to Include those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Rosemary Kennedy inspired Eunice Kennedy Shriver to found Special Olympics, and Special Olympics is excited to further honor her memory with the newly launched Rosemary Collaboratory.2 Min Read
Two history-making athletes joined other Special Olympics athletes and celebrity supporters at Super Bowl LVIII in Nevada.2 Min Read
The following is an excerpt from Education Week’s article, Schools Should Boost Inclusion of Students With Disabilities, Special Olympics Leader Says.1 Min Read
This month we are remembering Tom Songster, Ph.D., an early pioneer of the Special Olympics movement—known for his dedication and commitment to people with intellectual disabilities—and for helping develop Special Olympics into a leading global sports and humanitarian organization.2 Min Read
For International Day of Education, Special Olympics’ has issued its first annual letter on the Global State of Inclusion in Education.1 Min Read
The following is an excerpt from COMCAST Newsmakers’ story, Special Olympics: Creating a World of Inclusion Through Sports.1 Min Read
Special Olympics Chairman, Tim Shriver, and BBC Global News Happy Pod’s Harry Bligh share a conversation about Special Olympics, the importance of unity and the power of inclusive education.1 Min Read
Rarity Life Magazine features athlete leader Kiera Byland in a photo spread and in depth article.1 Min Read
Special Olympics West Balkans Unified 3x3 Basketball Tournament Reaches Triumphant Finale on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Athletes, Unified partners, coaches and families from four countries came together at the flagship regional tournament in Tirana, Albania to spread the message that “everybody is important.”4 Min Read