In the News

Special Olympics Continues to Offer Online Health and Fitness Resources to Athletes and Their Loved Ones

Athletes performing squats in a gym setting.
Special Olympics offers online health resources and fitness training videos.

Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Chief Health Officer for Special Olympics, was recently a guest on Health Professional Radio where she discussed the resources available on the Special Olympics website to help athletes and caregivers manage the uncertain times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interview, she addressed the gap in healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities and discussed the School of Strength fitness video series made in conjunction with WWE.

Health Professional Radio (HPR) is an internet only radio platform distributed globally for in-hospital based environments to promote awareness on healthcare issues for health professionals.

Recommended Content
Staying Fit at Home can be FUN with BINGO! The board is filled with links to workouts and other exciting activities. Each week, we challenge you to fill out the ENTIRE board and have fun while doing it.
1 Min Read
Introducing a whole new way to exercise, featuring WWE Superstar Becky Lynch. Work out with these videos five times a week to help you stay fit and reach your athletic goals. Watch them in order starting with Video 1. When you can do each exercise in a video correctly, it’s time to move on to the next one.
In a Washington Post Op-Ed, Special Olympics Chairman of the Board Timothy Shriver addresses the gap in healthcare that has become even more apparent for people with intellectual disabilities during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 Min Read