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What We Do
What We Do
Special Olympics supports over 4 million athletes, coaches, and volunteers with 32 Olympic-type sports.
Games and Competition
Local and international year-round sports training and athletic competitions.
Improving the health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities.
Youth and Schools
Empowering Youth Leaders, educators, coaches, and families to build inclusive schools and communities for all.
Unleashing leadership potential in people of all abilities.
The Revolution Is Inclusion
A peaceful campaign to end discrimination of people with intellectual disabilities.
Become an Athlete
Become a Volunteer
Become a Coach
Become an Official
Ways to Donate
Partners of the Movement
Law Enforcement Torch Run
Get in touch with us to volunteer, become an athlete, join a Unified Sports team, work as a coach and learn about upcoming events.
Get inspired with stories of joy, perseverance, and achievement.
Learn more about the power Special Olympics has to make real change around the world.
In the News
Hear about Special Olympics impact from around the world.
Inclusion Revolution Radio
Inclusion Revolution Radio episodes drop every other Friday at 10am ET. The athlete-led podcast wants to know: what does inclusion mean to you?
Unified Cup 2022
31 July – 6 August 2022 in Detroit, MI USA
17 – 25 June 2023 in Berlin, Germany
Schedule & Results
Competition schedule and results for world and regional games. See results from the 2022 Berlin National Games.
Host an Event
Learn more about hosing an international Special Olympics event.
Unified Cup 2022
The Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022 presented by Toyota will show the world how the power of sport builds and shapes a diverse community that unites and empowers people of all abilities, from all backgrounds.
About Intellectual Disabilities
Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Story
Board of Directors
Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers
Governance & Finance
Global Athlete Input Council
Leading through Action in Kenya: Boniface’s Story
A Special Olympics Kenya athlete shares his journey with Special Olympics and why he's so passionate about improving the lives of people of all abilities in his community.
3 Min Read
Kiera Byland's Medals Include Honor from the Queen
Created in 1922, the British Empire Medal is granted by the Crown in recognition of meritorious civil or military service.
2 Min Read
Ken: Making a Better World
Through Unified Leadership, we are bringing people together to learn from each other & build a more inclusive world.
Gaining Confidence with Micheline
In finding inclusion, Micheline also found confidence and independence.
Wilson: Creating Change
By experiencing inclusion in his workplace, Wilson has seen how important it is that we learn from each other.
Jasmine Explains Acceptance
Inclusion brings out the best in everyone by allowing us to accept people for who they are.
Brightfield: A Role Model for Inclusion
For years, Brightfield was left out of his community because he seemed different. Through inclusion, he became a role model anyone would get behind!
Meet Nada: Athlete, Coach, Leader
Through inclusion, Nada has been able to channel her passion for sports and turn it into her career. As a member of the workforce, she now has influence in her community.
It’s Been a Year of Inclusion for Julio
Julio shows that all over the world, people with intellectual disabilities are chipping away at societal barriers and showing what they bring to the table.
Make Inclusion Your Resolution!
For us, 2019 has been about bringing people with and without intellectual disabilities together. As we look to 2020, help us continue our work towards building an inclusive world.
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