Inclusion

Join us as we share stories about how our athletes are coming together to demand a more inclusive world. #InclusionRevolution
Group of five athletes lined up against a railing.
Planning for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 is officially underway as Kazan, Russia was announced as official host city of the Games. Despite social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, enthusiasm about the announcement was shared virtually.
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Garrie Barns at Special Olympics standing behind the receptionists desk.
Why is it so hard to have to stay home when you are used to getting out and about, riding the metro, and feeling a sense of freedom? Because of COVID-19, we are staying home so that we can protect those who are vulnerable to the disease. We are all so used to being active, outgoing, human beings, by being at home, we are losing that.
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Loretta Claiborne with text that reads: Loretta Claiborne The Stigma Fighter
In a recent article by Glamour, Loretta Claiborne discusses using her life to teach others how to be more inclusive and empathic.
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Christophe Schuler on golf course at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
How are we creating tipping points toward inclusion across communities? What can others learn from the Special Olympics movement and our athletes? What does our return-to-play plan look like in various parts of the world?
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Johanna Schoeneck standing outside by a tree.
Special Olympics athlete, Johanna Schoeneck, makes it her mission to keep those with intellectual and developmental disabilities safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
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International Day of Yoga
Celebrate the International Day of Yoga with Special Olympics on 21 June! Yoga is important to Special Olympics athletes around the world. It is a great way to relax before an important competition or focus before a practice.
World Refugee Day
On Saturday, June 20, 2020, join us as we celebrate World Refugee Day, which commemorates the bravery and strength of the many refugees forced to leave their homes because of persecution.
Katie Meehan and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith with their heads together and smiling.
Special Olympics mourns the loss of Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, a beloved advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. She was the eighth child and youngest daughter of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, sister to U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics.
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Special Olympics Texas athletes celebrating at 2018 USA Games
Help Our Athletes Break Barriers To Create a More Inclusive World
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Olga Slutsker and three athletes Masha Budina, Misha Stroyev, and Yan Ovsienko standing together.
Fashion magazine Tatler Russia dedicated its June issue to people with intellectual disabilities, featuring Special Olympics cheerleader Masha Budina, swimmers Misha Stroyev and Yan Ovsienko, and Special Olympics Russia President, Olga Slutsker front cover story!
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As we move forward, we need to know you’re with us. Be a revolutionary and help end discrimination against people with Intellectual Disabilities.