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.
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.
Inclusive Health - Opening Eyes
Globally, 35% of our athletes need new prescription glasses & 23% have never had an eye exam. Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes® provides free eye assessments for Special Olympics athletes.
Inclusive Health Overview
Everyone has the same right to health. Learn why inclusive health is needed and why it takes a collective effort to make it happen.
Shannon Decker working out.
Get fit with new School of Strength workouts lead by celebrity trainer Shannon Decker and Special Olympics athlete Stephanie Ching.
Close up of a young girl in a red t-shirt, with blond hair, and smiling.
On May 15th, Facebook and Instagram streamed a 2-hour #Graduation2020 celebration that featured commencement addresses by names such as Oprah Winfrey, Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles, and more.
International Day of Families, 2020
The United Nations began celebrating the International Day of Families to recognize the role that families play in social development. This year, we hear from two young people in Zimbabwe who are spreading awareness about the importance of Special Olympics to the families of athletes.
Shannon Decker jogging in place in her living room for a workout video.
Get fit with new School of Strength workouts lead by celebrity trainer Shannon Decker and Special Olympics athlete Vince Egan.
Athlete, Edna Sunjic, Leads Training Sessions
Edna Sunjic, a Special Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina athlete, leading a series of training sessions during COVID-19 crisis.
Two athletes and a coach in the ring working out.
Felicitaciones Deportistas Máster, han llegado a su último desafío. Prepárense para mejorar su equilibrio. El equilibrio afecta todo lo que hacemos. Entrenar con este video puede mejorar tus habilidades en todos los deportes.
Deportistas Campeones, prepárense para quemar calorías. Trabajen con este video para tonificar los músculos de la espalda, abdomen, piernas y brazos.
Two athletes and a coach in the ring.
Deportistas Superestrellas, prepárense para encender su resistencia. Estos ejercicios ayudan a fortalecer nuestro corazón y pulmones. Te ayudarán a ejercitarte por periodos mas largos y con menos intervalos de descanso.
Esta es tu introducción a la Escuela de Fuerza. Pon en práctica los calentamientos que te presentamos en este video antes de tu rutina de ejercicios. El calentamiento prepara tus músculos para el ejercicio. Eso te ayuda a tener un mejor rendimiento y evita que te sientas adolorido al finalizar la rutina. Aumentarás tu flexibilidad y evitarás futuras lesiones.