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Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
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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.

Founded in 1973, Special Olympics Minnesota provides services and opportunities to more than 7,800 athletes, supported by 7,324 volunteer coaches, and we host 92 competitions annually.

Through sports, health, education and community programming, Special Olympics is tackling inactivity, intolerance, isolation and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities throughout the world face. In addition to sports, our programmatic offerings currently include: Athlete Leadership Programs, Healthy Athletes, Healthy Communities, Young Athletes Program, R-word Campaign, Youth Activation Committee, Special Olympics Unified Sports, and Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 550
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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+1 (612) 604-1261

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Upcoming Events

  • Jan 07 - Jan 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Mon Jan 7 - Mon Jan 21, 2019
     
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    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Mon Jan 7 - Mon Jan 21, 2019
     

    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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    Aquatics Palace
    1 Swimmingly Lane
    Aquacity, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    All swimming events will occur in this venue.
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    Field Sport Palace
    23 Field Sport Avenue
    Fieldcity, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    All field sports will occur in this venue
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