These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.
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
A special education school principal from China reflects on the positive impact that Unified Sports has had on local students with and without disabilities.3 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
Many people with intellectual disabilities live sedentary lives and have unhealthy eating habits. Data collected by Special Olympics shows that 80% of athletes with intellectual disabilities are overweight or obese.1 Min Read
At the 2019 World Games, Tan Yee Shu was known as the talented and motivated captain of his Unified basketball team. He continued that leadership even after competitions and in-person training halted due to COVID-19.1 Min Read