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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 over 4.5 million athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities 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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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.
The Reach Report is a summary of key programmatic results achieved globally in the framework of Special Olympics activities conducted in the previous year.
Special Olympics keeps a comprehensive and current catalog of downloadable photos on Flickr.
Mary Davis is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International.
Read the biography of Special Olympics Chairman of the Board Tim Shriver.
Special Olympics is led by a senior management team with broad corporate and nonprofit experience and managing directors in seven regional offices around the world.
Our Board determines policies and is composed of international business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics is alarmed to hear the disturbing story that has emerged from the United Kingdom surrounding a ‘do not resuscitate’ (DNR) order placed on a patient with Down syndrome by hospital staff who listed his learning difficulties among the reasons for doing so.
Special Olympics USA athlete Olivia Quigley is fearless -- she is a powerhouse of energy and inspiration. Because of her drive and inspiration to so many, espnW named her as one of the 25 Most Impactful Women in Sport for 2015!
Special Olympics highlighted the importance of sport in empowering people with intellectual disabilities at the International Centre for Sport Security conference in New York City.
The Games in Abu Dhabi will be the world's largest humanitarian and sporting event of 2019. The Board unanimously voted to award the World Games to Abu Dhabi based on a comprehensive bid proposal, a site visit by a Board Committee, and the country's vision to create inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
That vision begins with the United Arab Emirates and extends to their region and the world. The UAE is close to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, so the Games are expected to have a very broad benefit.
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