Xu has always been ready to try—even if things get tough. He was born with cerebral palsy, so sometimes it took him a little longer to reach his growth milestones. But Xu, who was born in Inner Mongolia, didn't give up.1 Min Read
As local students made their way to lectures, athletes competing in the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 participated in free health screenings through the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes programme.2 Min Read
Olympics Long Jump record holder Bob Beamon, Pierce Footwear founder George Pierce, and Special Olympics Manager of Sport and Health Kester Edwards fitted athletes with athletic shoes during the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi. The shoes were especially designed by Pierce for anyone who enjoys playing sports or walking in comfort buy may have difficulty with shoe laces.
What a year! Did you know that between 2017 and 2018, almost 90,000 people were involved in Special Olympics health and fitness initiatives across Europe Eurasia?1 Min Read
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Special Olympics signed an agreement to promote sports, physical activity, health, inclusive education, sustainable and human development, and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities.3 Min Read
Longtime athlete and Special Olympics employee organizes initiative to address a global need.1 Min Read