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.
A Very Special Christmas sponsors and singers in a group wearing Santa hats.
For more than 30 years, the biggest names in music, artists like U2, Run-D.M.C., and Madonna have contributed to the “A Very Special Christmas” album series, the most successful benefit recording in history.
An adult is assisting younger athletes run in the snow.
Nearly $70 million in grants have enabled the expansion of sport, health, and leadership development for Special Olympics Programs around the world.
Runners running down the street
The 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi will kick off with a Law Enforcement Torch Run: Final Leg.
John C. McGinley standing behind a podium smiling and giving a speech at a formal affair.
On Friday, November 30th Special Olympics D.C. hosted its 34th Night of Trees Fundraising Gala. The black-tie affair consisted of a live and silent auction, champagne reception, dancing, and a live band. Historically proceeds from the evening contribute roughly one-third of the funds needed to provide programming and community support for Special Olympics D.C.
Adult man in a black Play Unified shirt is speaking to an interviewer, text at the bottom reads, "...and we must be unified."
What do NBA legend Sam Perkins, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas and Special Olympics athlete Artur Pool all have in common?
Sam Perkins being interviewed, he's holding a microphone and speaking to the camera.
NBA legend, Sam Perkins, flew into Europe to celebrate European Basketball Week 2018 with Special Olympics athletes in Estonia and he had a very clear message: go out and have fun!
Football players are practicing dribbling the ball and working their way down the field toward the keeper to make a goal. On player has the ball, three are waiting, a ref is supervising; you can see the keeper and an assistance's legs in the foreground.
Ahead of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, Team Egypt held training camp for the athletes who'll be competing in 14 different sports.
Group of Special Olympians and representatives from Puerto Rico are in a room cheering and sitting in a group.
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left many without homes, electricity, or the means to survive. SO Puerto staff, athletes, and families of Special Olympics Puerto Rico came together to support one another as the island slowly recovered from the damage.
Unified athlete and Special Olympics athletes from Italy sitting on the side lines talking and sharing a laugh.
Special Olympics European Basketball Week 2018 is in full swing across Europe from 24 November to 2 December 2018.
Peter Mullin (works for the Washington Wizards) at the game in a red shirt that reads: Wizards Power Pack. He's dancing and smiling.
Through the Best Buddies Jobs program, Peter Mullin is changing the game for inclusion at his job with the Washington Wizards.
An illustration of a person running, text that reads: Special Olympics Health | Made possible by Golisano Foundation. Text that reads: Some Special Olympics athletes have a passion for health and fitness.
Health Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been trained to serve as a health and wellness leaders, educators, advocates and role models within their communities.
Split screen of SO Germany and SO representatives at Special Olympics World Tennis Invitational in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic talking to one another and announcing Special Olympics 2023 will be held in Berlin, Germany.
Johanna Pramstaller, Special Olympics Austria, was excited to announce that the 2023 World Games will be held in Berlin, Germany.