Special Olympics is a sports organization, but it's also far more. Through a variety of innovative programs and the involvement of passionate volunteers, Special Olympics transforms lives.
Professional snowboarder Hannah Teter promotes acceptance.
Special Olympics' youth movement
is a powerful force.
Sports reveals strengths in every team member.
Cate and Syd are best friends and teammates on a Unified Sports® track team.
Violet and Anja are best of friends and met through Special Olympics Young Athletes.
Actor of TV's "Scrubs" shares a message of acceptance.
Soeren Palumbo had the courage to say what he believed in front of his entire school.
Young producer shares simple message: think before you speak.
We all have different abilities -- and all deserve acceptance, inclusion and respect.
A Team Mattel volunteer says, "We may have helped inspire someone... but they've inspired us."
Maria Shriver talks about the power
The 2014 version features five Special Olympics athletes.
See how much has been accomplished and how many lives have been touched.
A brief history of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
A simple golf game proves how we are all more alike than different
Our work would not be possible without our donors and supporters.
Procter & Gamble, a supporter of Special Olympics worldwide, says thanks to moms.
tells what it's like to be a Special Olympics athlete.
Get past your preconceptions and see our athletes' talents first.
Special Olympics changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.
Olympic silver medalist Javier Zanetti gets ready for some serious fun.
Loretta Claiborne has run 26 marathons, lobbied Congress and much more.
This stunning video shows how alike we are, inside and out.
Special Olympics athletes describe being a part of Special Olympics.
We are building communities of strength and hope all around the world
As a Young Athlete, Macy has found a place to grow strong and learn lots of new skills!
helping people with intellectual disabilities around the world lead healthier
Ahead of World Games, Ted and his team worked -- and worked out -- til they lost a total of 400 pounds!
From the swimming pool to the halls of Congress, David is a leader in every way.
Daughter of an Olympics figure skater, sports are in Lindsey's blood.
Our life-changing work is fueled by the power of sport.
How could one article change history?
Training for Winter Games helps these athletes find new success and friendships.
Curtis has overcome many challenges in his life. But on the ski slopes, he makes it all look easy.
Looking back at the 2011 games: glory, determination, medals and more.
Adults and children with ID are every society's most neglected people.
Two remarkable teams step onto the pitch in Cape Town, South Africa.
Special Olympics brings together people with intellectual disabilities from all around the world.
Skier brings joy to World Games
Samoa prepared its first-ever team to a Special Olympics World Games.
We love our athletes--and their enthusiastic fans and supporters, too!
Brittany's life opened up after she joined Special Olympics.
Special Olympics athletes taught her more than she taught them.
Our free health clinics are making a huge difference.
Leo and Gedeon play in makeshift fields, tent towns, wherever they can.
The story of U.S. President Kennedy's work to help people with intellectual disabilities.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver helped create a world of acceptance.
At the first World Games, few knew how far Special Olympics would go
A short biography of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her life
He was a vital partner in the foundation of Special Olympics
Some of the best moments from the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.
The 2015 World Summer Games in Los
Angeles will be monumental.
A look at some great 2013 Winter Games moments, PyeongChang
At the 2011 World Summer Games athletes play hard and aim high.
Leaders, activists speak out at the Global Development
Highlights of World Winter Games opening
After 8 days, the Winter Games closed on a high note
Promotion for Football Week 2012 involving 45 countries across Europe.
Anticipation leading up to the World Summer Games in
"It's easily one of the greatest experiences of my life."
The 2007 World Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Shanghai, China.
From Ireland to Greece, a Special Olympics athlete’s path to compete.
Special Olympics athletes conquer Mt. Kilimnjaro.
Clever mom teaches us a few things about people with special needs.
A short, powerful video inspired by a sister’s love for her brother.
What Special Olympics meas to Global Family Leaders from all around.
The Pierse family in Ireland witnesses a country's transformation first hand.
Special Olympics is...what? Here are many three-word answers.
A proud mother cheers on her daughter who takes home gold in volleyball.
The Young Athletes program was created to reach out to young children.
A team changes his life, along with the lives of his athletes.
A coach from Algeria talks about what our athletes teach us
A coach reflects on how skating helped her athletes achieve
A lifetime working with people with ID has taught her so much.
The Healthy Athletes program empowers
athletes to play well and live healthy
Large donation extends the reach of health programming.
In Greece, the skills and triumphs of Special Olympics athletes touched many hearts.
ESPN tells the story of Special Olympics's inclusive program called Unified Sports.
Team Hungary's skating team trained hard for the World
Winter Games -- and it paid off.
Maryam Hasan trains for Winter Games in the 100-degree heat of Dubai.
Andres takes pride in representing his country at World Games
George and Kostas talk about their friendship, which began on a unified floor hockey team.
Charles' personality is what makes him an outstanding athlete.
Deon works to change attitudes toward people with ID in Namibia.
Lani DeMello inspires her friends, family and Special Olympics volunteers.
Donghan Kim dreams of competing in the World Games
A team that grew up together trains together for the World Games.
After joining Special Olympics, her skills and confidence soared.
Simon's running helps support his mother and family.
She was the only girl with an ID at her Panama school.
She went from neglected to valued after she found Special Olympics.
Get to know Andy, a passionate -- and talented -- champion swimmer
Jia Qi Hui is focused and thriving after discovering table tennis.
He’s a soccer champion who is accomplished on and off the field.
Years as a Special Olympics athlete gave her confidence to do "almost anything."
Rajdeep found confidence and pride on the cricket field.
Competing as a gymnast is where Svetlana excels.
The Valencia twins have proven that a disability does not define a person.
Award winning PSA in partnership with the Euronews & Act Responsible campaign.
For the countdown to Winter Games, Special Olympics headquarters staff ignites a flashmob!
Longtime corporate partner Mattel employs many workers with disabilities.
The determination, the glory, the medals! All set to music.
Donghan Kim dreams of competing in the World Games.
Cancer did not stop this Special Olympics athlete’s golf game.
Miguel Diaz has learned that he is a great person and can realize his dreams.
Learning golf taught Special Olympics athlete Oliver Doherty about life.
Tim Shriver recounts his mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s life of service.
This music series has made critical work possible around the world
Around the world, people celebrated the spirit of our founder.
Korea's getting set to host the World Winter Games. Here's a peek at what's to come.
Tim Shriver's message
to everyone taking part in global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day.
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Today, the Templeton Foundation gave its most prestigious award to my hero, Jean Vanier. For Linda and our children and me, he has also been our retreat leader, our teacher of humility, our guide.
Posted on 2015-03-11 by Tim
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