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