Videos

Special Olympics has competitions, programs and initiatives all around the world, every day of the year. Here's a look at what it's all about.
Role Model for Inclusion: Meet Steven
When COVID-19 hit, Steven was on the ‘front lines,’ making sure his community had everything they needed: taking on not just one job—but two (at a grocery AND at a retail superstore)!
Congratulations to the Unified Generation
NFL star Eddie Yarbrough learned the importance of including people with intellectual disabilities in his high school; now he's making sure they are recognized as they graduate...and start to build an inclusive world!
Lead to Include—Regional Youth Leadership Summits
Over the past year, more than 250 Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities gathered at 6 Regional Youth Summits to build a more inclusive world - starting in their own communities.
Young woman cheering in the stands.
The Special Olympics World Winter Games in Kazan, Russia in 2022 will serve as a catalyst that will challenge negative thinking and perceptions about people with intellectual disabilities, and all people with differences, and demonstrate to the world the power of sport to establish thriving, inclusive communities by transforming attitudes and behaviors.From 22 – 28 January 2022 2,000 athletes and Unified partners from 108 Nations and 3,000 Volunteers from all over the world will gather in Kazan to create acceptance and inclusion through sport, volunteerism, education and health.
The Beginning of Hope
After seeing the impact of inclusion in their own lives, Catherine & Claude are ready to push for change in their homeland, Cameroon: “One day the world will be educated and accept people with disabilities… It will one day come.”
Let Us Shine
Champion athlete/snowboarder Daina’s powerful testimony inspires: why is inclusion not just important—but essential? You’ll see why she’s a Champion FOR Inclusion.
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.
Celebrating Fathers
Special Olympics is grateful for the participation and support of fathers all over the globe. Fathers who are athletes, fans, coaches, volunteers, staff and cheerleaders help make this movement so special.
Families: The Life Force of our Movement
Families are the life force of Special Olympics and their engagement is as vital to the success of the athletes as it is to the amplification of our mission.
Shannon Decker working out
Get fit with new School of Strength workouts led by celebrity trainer Shannon Decker and Special Olympics athlete Angel Athenas.
COVID-19 & IDD Presentation
The American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) recently invited Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Special Olympics Chief Health Officer, to keynote a webinar titled COVID-19 and People with ID: Special Olympics Responds.Dr. Bazzano was introduced by Dustin Plunkett, an athlete leader who was referred at a Special Olympics Healthy Athletes screening to a local dentist, who identified him as having treatable gum cancer.Dr. Bazzano went on to discuss the health disparities that are hitting people with intellectual disabilities particularly hard during the COVID-19 global outbreak. She outlined ways in which Special Olympics is filling those gaps and shared steps that health professionals can take right away to help deliver inclusive health services.