Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.


Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches. Since 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with Special Olympics has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.  Help us reach one more person who wants to participate.  
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place.  

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov
    Unified Basketball & Football
    Nov 25, 2016
    09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Kigali- Rwanda
    Unified Basketball & Football

    To improve Athlete skills , confidence & ability. To show their ability to the family member & parents. To be productive not a bidden to their community.

    For more information
    Contact: Benoit Nkurunziza
    Email: nkuruben2004@yahoo.fr
    Phone: 0781591891

    Nov 25, 2016
    09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Gisagara District, Southern Province
    P.0 . Box 4878
    Kigali- Rwanda, Southern Province
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