What We Do
Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. We are also a global social movement.
Special Olympics has performed over 1.6 million free health examinations for our athletes, opening a door to health care many with intellectual disabilities find hard or impossible to access.