North America

North America has over half a million athletes participating in all 32 sports offered by Special Olympics.  It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.  Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

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Spotlight on North America

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See highlights from Team USA's 2011 World Summer Games experience in Greece. Coming soon: meet the Team USA athletes going to the 2013 World Winter Games in South Korea!
LINK: Team USA Website

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