Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
It's the mission of Special Olympics to show the world the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
We have more than 5.3 million athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners around the world.
Our celebrity supporters are Olympians, professional athletes, social leaders, and movie and music stars.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Direction for our movement comes from leaders in government, entertainment, sports and business.
All adults and children with intellectual disabilities can become Special Olympics athletes. Here's how.
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Collection of all of the press related material for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.
The Reach Report is a summary of key programmatic results achieved globally in the framework of Special Olympics activities conducted in the previous year.
The Annual Report to provide Special Olympics partners, athletes and all who have vested interest in the organization with information about its performance during the year.
Special Olympics keeps a comprehensive and current catalog of downloadable photos on Flickr.
Mary Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International.
Read the biography of Special Olympics Chairman of the Board Tim Shriver.
Our Board determines policies and is composed of international business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities.
MetLife announces a $1.5 million, three year international partnership to expand Special Olympics Young Athletes across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (“EMEA”).
As part of the III Latin American Games with the funding of the Inter-American Development Bank and the support of the Government of the Republic of Panama, Special Olympics Latin America held the International Sport for Development Forum on “Inclusive Strategies for Equity.”
Closing Ceremony in Graz, Austria, celebrated the conclusion to this year’s Special Olympics World Winter Games and the start of the countdown to Abu Dhabi becoming the first Middle East host of a flagship global sports and humanitarian event.
The 2017 Summer Games will feature competition in Athletics, Basketball, Cycling, Gymnastics and Tennis for more than 3,000 Texas athletes.
Join us on May 25th at Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Albans, Vermont as our athletes Play Unified Bocce. It's an opportunity for people with and without intellectual disabilities to join together in bocce competition. Come witness the power of sports!
On a Unified Track and Field team, students with and without intellectual disabilities compete alongside each. Each team members competes in one field event, one track event and one relay. Competition divisions are based on similar ability levels to ensure meaningful involvement.
By providing opportunities for students both with all types of disabilities and without disabilities to participate in sports meaningfully and by engaging other students in the school community, Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) helps promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect.
The Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports program is supported by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education.
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The State Summer Games will be held Friday, June 2nd, through Sunday June 4th at the University of Rhode Island. Over 1,500 athletes will be participating in sports over the course of this most anticipated weekend-long sporting event of the year! Sports that will be offered include: Track & Field, Swimming, Cycling, Bowling, Powerlifting, Soccer & Motor Activities Training Program.
The Special Olympics Ontario School Championships program provides quality sport competition for high school students aged 13-21 to participate in basketball, bocce, soccer, floor hockey and track & field. Over 800 athletes, coaches and staff will be in attendance. It will be taking place in the Niagara Region, Ontario.
Markgraf Sport and Leadership Academy is a multifaceted camp for girls using soccer, theater, mindfulness, and yoga to stretch participants’ comfort zones and equip them with the tools to overcome challenges. MSLA’s goal is build empowered leaders who are allies to the greater community. Special Olympics Wisconsin has been offered the unique opportunity in which SOWI athletes will be placed on a MSLA camper’s team. The new unified team will compete in small-sided soccer games and track events.
Registration: Because the age limit of the camp, we are restricting participation to athletes 8-14 only; Athletes must have valid medicals on file; There are only a limited number of spots and registration will close once we reach that limit.
The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.
From the 10-12 July 2017, the Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games will be hosted in Neuss near the river Rhine. About 1000 athletes are expected to compete in 12 different of sports (athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, equestrian, football, golf, judo, roller skating, swimming, and table tennis). There will also be a big opening ceremony, 4 healthy athletes disciplines (Fit Feet, Health Promotion, Fun Fitness and Strong Minds) and MATP. It will be lots of fun! So, if you are nearby, come around and enjoy the games with us!
Join us July 10-13 in Atlanta, Georgia as athletes across the state compete in Athletics and Bocce competition.
The Provincial Summer Games will feature athletics, soccer, softball, golf and bocce. With almost 800 athletes along with, coaches, staff and spectators, supported by over 600 community volunteers!
There will be a Healthy Athletes Clinic happening at the Danang International Marathon in Biendong Park, Danang City, Vietnam on Sunday morning.