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.
Congratulations to the athletes, staff, volunteers and family members who took part in the first-ever Special Olympics World Championship DanceSport competition! The event started on 20 August 2021 with 80 dancers from 12 countries demonstrating inclusion on stage with precise moves and colorful costumes.
Young people with intellectual disabilities know the pain of isolation. All they need is be treated equally—and they will shine.
Every day, Special Olympics athletes prove how sport unifies. Join us in celebrating the inclusive power of sports!
The three-day 2020 Special Olympics MENA Regional Youth Leadership Summit brought together youth with and without intellectual disabilities from 8 Special Olympics programs, watch the highlights here.
Over the last three years, the Play Unified: Learn Unified initiative has helped create nearly 2,000 new Unified Schools in 14 Programs, driving inclusion for youth with and without intellectual disabilities around the world.
After shattering expectations and becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN triathlon, Chris Nikic has made history again by being the first person with an intellectual disability to win a Lauresus sports award. Read the full article.
There are over 147,000 volunteer coaches who dedicate their time towards providing quality sport opportunities for athletes across the SONA Region. Congrats Coach Jennifer LaCapra, 2020 SONA Outstanding UCS Coach! This is the first year we’ve awarded the honor of SONA Outstanding Coach to two recipients.READ ARTICLE