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Special Olympics Clue on Jeopardy!

Shot of Jeopardy answer monitor reads, “JFK’s brother-in-law Sargent Shriver was president of this international sports program for people with intellectual disabilities.”
This clue appeared on Jeopardy on Wednesday, May 11, 2021.

There are many television game shows in the world, but few are as popular and influential as Jeopardy! It was an honor for Special Olympics to be included as a clue in the episode that aired on May 11, 2021. Check out the photo above and see if you know the correct response—and remember to phrase it in the form of a question! Watch the video below for the answer.

Special Olympics Clue on Jeopardy!

R. Sargent Shriver Jr. (born November 9, 1915; died January 18, 2011) was an attorney, diplomat, first director (1961–66) of the U.S. Peace Corps, and Democratic nominee for the U.S. vice presidency in 1972. He also served as head of the Johnson administration’s “War on Poverty” and helped create such programs as Head Start, Community Action, Legal Services for the Poor, and Job Corps. He also served as U.S. ambassador to France. In the 1980s, he was named president of Special Olympics, which his wife, Eunice, had founded in 1968. He was the recipient of numerous honors—including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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