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Video Forms and Guidelines

See all available video downloads, plus resources related to video, such as shooting guidelines and the master list describing our videos.

  • Video Guidelines: Learn how to properly capture and submit videos that fall into the Special Olympics editing workflow so that they can be presented in the best possible manner.
  • One Pager: Leadership Video Request: Leadership Video Request: One Pager: Leadership Video Request
  • Video Creative Brief Form: This form is used to request the creation of video (i.e, an educational video, promotional video, public service announcement, etc.)
  • Video Message Request: This form is used to request the creation of a video message from leadership.
  • Quick Guide to Special Olympics Videos: A quick guide that lists a collection of Special Olympics videos organized into general categories and by the most popular. The videos listed are geared toward an external audience--people who know a little about Special Olympics or absolutely nothing.

VIDEOS

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

This is Your Time
PSA created by Y&R advertising agency that promotes Play Unified—which joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. DOWNLOAD MP4, 1 MIN (37.5 MB)

Fight Fight Fight
PSA created by Y&R advertising agency that promotes Play Unified--which joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. DOWNLOAD MP4, 1 MIN (38.6 MB)

Coke: Making Olympic Dreams Come True
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games version of this amazing ad features five Special Olympics athletes. DOWNLOAD MP4, 30 SEC (4.1 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 30 SEC (98.2 MB)

A 'Different' PSA
In this brief message, soccer player Barry Cairns talks about what it's like to be a Special Olympics athlete. DOWNLOAD MP4, 44 SEC (8.7 MB)

See the Athlete First - Mario Ogunbowale
Get past first your impressions and see Special Olympics athletes for who they are: athletes. The incredible digital animation showcases Mario Ogunbowale, a 21-year-old Special Olympics athlete from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. DOWNLOAD MP4, 30 SEC (6.2 MB) | DOWNLOAD MPG, 30 SEC (6.7 MB)

Speechless - Susie Doyenless
Special Olympics has changed Susie Doyen's life in big ways. She's gone from very shy and uncertain to an outgoing public speaker who's surprising everyone who knows her. DOWNLOAD MP4, 1 MIN (6.8 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 30 SEC (5.9 MB)

Spread the Word - John C. McGinley
Actor John C. McGinley of TV's "Scrubs" shares a message about why you should pledge to stop using the word "retard(ed)." DOWNLOAD MP4, 1 MIN (8.4 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV, 1 MIN (8.4 MB)

We Are Champions Together
In this unscripted video, Special Olympics athletes and youth leaders describe what it all means to them. DOWNLOAD MP4, 2:30 MIN (18.2 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 2:30 MIN (1.75 GB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 60 SEC (707 MB)

EKS Day 2012
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day 2012 30 & 60 second PSA. DOWNLOAD 30sec MOV | DOWNLOAD 30sec MP4 | DOWNLOAD 60sec MOV | DOWNLOAD 60sec MP4

EKS Day 2013
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day 2013 30 & 60 second PSA. DOWNLOAD 30sec MP4 | DOWNLOAD 30sec MOV | DOWNLOAD 60sec MP4 | DOWNLOAD 60sec MOV

EKS Day 2015
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day 2015 30 & 60 second PSA. | DOWNLOAD 30sec MP4 | DOWNLOAD 30sec High-Res MP4 | DOWNLOAD 60sec High-Re s MP4 | DOWNLOAD 60sec MP4

Historical

A Dream to Grow On
Special Olympics started out as one woman’s dream of better, fuller lives for people with intellectual disabilities, young and old. A 1970s-era film showing the organization’s earliest days. DOWNLOAD MP4, 24 MIN (314 MB)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Biography - Championing the Cause
A short biography of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her life, work and passion for helping children and adults with intellectual disabilities reach their full potential. DOWNLOAD MP4, 6 MIN (42.2 MB)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver - Her Legacy Continues
Through a vision born in her own backyard, Eunice Kennedy Shriver changed the lives of millions. DOWNLOAD MP4, 4 MIN (48.6 MB)

Life in The Shadows
This film tells the story of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's pioneering work to help people with intellectual disabilities. DOWNLOAD MP4, 10 MIN (64.3 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV, 10 MIN (44.4 MB)

Maria Shriver - Changing Attitudes, Making History
Maria Shriver talks about the far-reaching impact of a 1962 article by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. DOWNLOAD MP4, 3:30 MIN (39.5 MB)

Sargent Shriver Biography - A Pioneer with Special Olympics
For Special Olympics, Sargent Shriver was a leader during a time of strong international growth, a push that culminated in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China. DOWNLOAD MP4, 5:30 MIN (65 MB) | DOWNLOAD WMV, 5:30 MIN (38.9 MB)

The Life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver recounts his mother’s life of service—and what inspired her to found Special Olympics—in this brief 2011 CBS/Turner Sports profile. DOWNLOAD MP4, 3:30 MIN (32.9 MB)

B-Roll

2011 Athens Music Highlight Video
This music video shows a montage of highlights from the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. DOWNLOAD MOV, 3 MIN (114 MB)

2014 USA Games Summer Sports
This video contains clips of summer sports during the 2014 Special Olympics USA Summer Games. DOWNLOAD MOV, 7 MIN (3.75 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 10 MIN (4.53 MB)

Opening Ceremonies from 1968 to 1987
This is a selection of clips from Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies including the first Games in Chicago. DOWNLOAD MOV (1.3 GB)

Opening Ceremonies from 1991 to 1999
This is a selection of clips from Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies in the 90s. DOWNLOAD MOV (1.6 GB)

Opening Ceremonies from 2001 to 2009
This is a selection of clips from Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies including the Games in China and Ireland. DOWNLOAD MOV (1.4 GB)

Unified Sports Experience Highlights
Special Olympics Unified Sports Experience matches give celebrities and others a taste of what it's like to play on teams made of people with and without intellectual disabilities. This video is 1:37. DOWNLOAD MP4 (186 MB)

Youth Rally Highlights
This 2:56 video has notable moments from a Special Olympics youth rally during World Games in Korea. DOWNLOAD MP4 (319 MB)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver with athletes at Games Elsewhere
Silent clips of Eunice Kennedy Shriver interacting with Special Olympmics athletes at Games and other occasions. This video is 7 minutes long with resolution of 720x480. DOWNLOAD MOV (4 GB) | DOWNLOAD MP4 (568 MB)

Winter Sports
This video contains clips of various winter sports. DOWNLOAD MOV, 9 MIN (1.14 GB)

Summer Games
B-roll from several Special Olympics World Summer Games. DOWNLOAD MP4

Games & Events

2007 Shanghai - Opening Ceremony Spectacular
The 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, were a celebration of the power of Special Olympics to change the hearts, minds and lives of people with intellectual disabilites worldwide. And it all started with a spectacular Opening Ceremony.
DOWNLOAD MP4, 4 MIN (47.7 MB)

2010 Unity Cup Highlights
A group of 16 Special Olympics athletes played alongside football legends and other celebrities in the inaugural Unity Cup Presented by Coca-Cola.
DOWNLOAD MP4, 2 MIN (48.2 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV, 2 MIN (10.5 MB)

2011 Athens - Athletes Are Terrific!
At the World Summer Games in Athens, family members and supporters came together to celebrate the athletes, cheer the competition, and enjoy the very high spirits of these Games. DOWNLOAD MP4, 2 MIN (22.3 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV, 2 MIN (14.2 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 2 MIN (245 MB)

2011 Athens - Let the Games Begin
From aquatics to gymnastics to basketball, this video catches the excitement of Special Olympics World Games competition. DOWNLOAD MP4, 1:30 MIN (15.7 MB)

2011 Athens - Warm Welcomes for Athletes
Behind-the-scenes preview of the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, including a look at the Host Town experience. DOWNLOAD MP4, 2 MIN (24.2 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV, 2 MIN (15.3 MB)

2013 Pyeong Chang - Global Development Summit Opening Session
More than 300 dignitaries from around the world attended the first Special Olympics Global Development Summit in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea on 29 January 2013. The daylong summit explored "Ending the Cycle of Poverty and Exclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities." DOWNLOAD MP4, 1 MIN (560 MB)

2013 Pyeong Chang - Highlights "Memories of 8 Days"
A sentimental look at some great moments during the Special Olympics World Winter Games. DOWNLOAD MP4, 3:30 MIN (135 MB)

GenUin Social Impact Summit Recap Video
Listen in as some of 120 youth leaders from around the world, with and without intellectual disabilities, gather to present their inspirational projects to their mentors—and to the world. WATCH ON YOUTUBE | DOWNLOAD MP4, 5 MIN (101 MB)

LA 2015 Event Trailer
A fast-paced promotion for the LA2015 Games. DOWNLOAD MP4

LA 2015 Closing Ceremony
Highlights/b-roll from the emotional Closing Ceremony for the LA2015 World Games. DOWNLOAD MOV, 3 MIN (150 MB)

LA 2015 Games Highlights: "Reach Up"
The nine-day 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles come to life in this video featuring the song of the Games by OAR and Cody Simpson, "Reach Up." WATCH ON YOUTUBE | DOWNLOAD MP4, 3MIN (482 MB)

LA 2015 Opening Ceremony
Highlights/b-roll from the star-studded Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony. DOWNLOAD MOV, 5 MIN (4 GB)

Global Family Leaders - Our Families
Global Family Leaders from all around the world talk about Special Olympics and what it means to them—and for all our athletes as well. DOWNLOAD MP4, 10 MIN (112 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 10 MIN (747 MB)

Instructional Sport Resources

Basketball Player Grading
This video covers how to assess the ability of basketball players. This "grading" video is a useful tool to assess and keep track of each player's improvement over time. DOWNLOAD MP4

Unified Sports Basketball Video
Shows coaches, athletes, partners and officials how the core principles of Unified Sports work in basketball. DOWNLOAD Medium Quality MP4 | DOWNLOAD High Quality MP4 | DOWNLOAD 480P MOV | DOWNLOAD 540P MOV | DOWNLOAD 720P MOV

Unified Sports Volleyball Coaching Video
This video is designed for use in coach education seminars with specific chapter headings, and it can also be used for general viewing. It's 8:29 in length. DOWNLOAD 720P MP4 | DOWNLOAD 540P MP4 | DOWNLOAD 720P MOV

Athlete Development Model Overview
This 3-minute video gives a quick overview of the framework to foster a lifelong sports experience for Special Olympics athletes. DOWNLOAD MP4

A Day in the Life of a Unified Sports Football Coach
Award-winning video showing what it's like to be a Unified Sports football coach during a big Special Olympics Games. 10 minutes. DOWNLOAD (86.3 MB) MP4

A Day in the Life of an Alpine Skiing Coach
Join Cristoph Scheurer, Special Olympics Alpine Skiing coach for Team Germany and member of the Alpine Skiing Sport Resource Team, as he takes you through a "day in the life" of an alpine skiing coach at World Winter Games. DOWNLOAD (128 MB) MP4

Overview of the Coach Development Model
This video is an overview in English of the coach development model. It is about 4 minutes long. DOWNLOAD MP4

Unified Sports Models
An in-depth overview of the Unified Sports competitive, player development and recreational models. The video is 8:11 minutes long. DOWNLOAD HD MP4 | DOWNLOAD HD MOV

Stories About Our Supporters

It's Important for Life' - Coach Elisabeth Sieber
Special Olympics Coach Elisabeth Sieber reflects on how the sport of skating can challenge people with intellectual disabilities—and help them achieve more than they ever thought possible. DOWNLOAD (2MB) MP4

Meet Coach Cohen
After 20 years in the US Army, Coach Cohen returns to his rural Florida hometown and sees a need. He starts a Special Olympics basketball team that changes his life, along with the lives of his athletes and their community. DOWNLOAD MP4 (39.8 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV (10.1 MB)

Meet Coach Michele
Coach Michele Carmichael has been working with people with disabilities since she was 13 years old. Since then, she says she's learned a lot from Special Olympics athletes and their approach to life. DOWNLOAD MP4 (18.7 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV (7.11 MB)

My Athletes Teach Me - Coach Vicky Matarazzo USA
Vicky Matarazzo talks about the Special Olympics athletes she’s coached for 17 years and how their example inspired her after she was diagnosed with cancer. DOWNLOAD MP4 (28.6 MB)

P&G Honors Special Olympics Moms
Ahead of the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, P&G produced this video about Team USA athlete Molly Hincka and her mother, Kerry. DOWNLOAD MP4 (6 MB)

Play Unified, Live Unified
Celebrities agree: Unified Sports brings out the strengths in every player. DOWNLOAD MP4 (36.2 MB)

She Will Be a Treasure—The Pierse Family
After their baby is born with Down syndrome, the Pierse family learns how the World Games gave people "a real appreciation for what these children have to offer." DOWNLOAD MP4 (17.5 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV (11.7 MB)

Shredding Stereotypes - Hannah Teter
Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter joins the Special Olympics family as a Global Ambassador. She is working to promote acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. DOWNLOAD MP4 (41.2 MB)

The Power of Words Soeren Palumbo
Soeren Palumbo’s courage to say what he believed in front of his entire school was inspired by the love and respect between a brother and sister. DOWNLOAD MP4 (107 MB)

We Have Fun' - Team Algeria - Coach Khaled Benkacem
A World Games coach from Algeria talks about the fun of being with his athletes, but also the importance of helping to bring athletes into the community, so all can see how we are all more alike than different. DOWNLOAD MP4 (9.7 MB)

Infographics

Community
The video speaks to how Special Olympics wants strengthen communities around the world by recruiting, training and mobilizing leaders, families and volunteers to participate in Special Olympics. DOWNLOAD MOV 2 MIN (11.6 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV 2 MIN (23.1 MB)

Education
Students with intellectual disabilities are 2 to 3 times more like to bullied than their mainstream peers. Project Unify is a program combining inclusive sports, youth leadership and education that teaches young people about intellectual disabilities and fosters positive attitudes of inclusion, respect and friendship. Take Project Unify worldwide. DOWNLOAD MOV, 2 MIN (12.8 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 2 MIN (25.5 MB)

Health
Special Olympics is the largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities is Special Olympics. DOWNLOAD MOV, 2 MIN (11.1 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 2 MIN (24.9 MB)

Real Sports
This video speaks to how sport leads to better health, better nutrition and sense of belonging. Through an online sports academy, Special Olympics wants to bring educational material to 10's of millions of athletes, as well improve how coaches are recruited and trained. DOWNLOAD MOV, 2 MIN (13.7 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 2 MIN (27.3 MB)

Learn About Coaching

Sport Teaches Us
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. DOWNLOAD MP4, 2 MIN (25.7 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 2 MIN (959 MB) | DOWNLOAD WMV, 2 MIN (129 MB)

My Athletes Teach Me - Coach Vicky Matarazzo USA
Vicky Matarazzo talks about the Special Olympics athletes she’s coached for 17 years and how their example inspired her after she was diagnosed with cancer. DOWNLOAD MP4, 2:30 MIN (28.6 MB)

A Day in the Life of a Unified Sports Football Coach
Award-winning video showing what it's like to be a Unified Sports football coach during a big Special Olympics Games. 10 minutes. DOWNLOAD MP4 10 MIN (86.3 MB)

A Day in the Life of an Alpine Skiing Coach
Join Cristoph Scheurer, Special Olympics Alpine Skiing coach for Team Germany and member of the Alpine Skiing Sport Resource Team, as he takes you through a "day in the life" of an alpine skiing coach at World Winter Games. DOWNLOAD MP4 8 MIN (128 MB)

Unified Sports Volleyball Coaching Video
This video is designed for use in coach education seminars with specific chapter headings, and it can also be used for general viewing. It's 8:29 in length. DOWNLOAD 720P MP4 | DOWNLOAD 540P MP4 | DOWNLOAD 720P MOV

Unified Sports Models
An in-depth overview of the Unified Sports competitive, player development and recreational models. The video is 8:11 minutes long. DOWNLOAD VIEW HD MP4 | DOWNLOAD HD MOV

Basketball Player Grading
This video covers how to assess the ability of basketball players. This "grading" video is a useful tool to assess and keep track of each player's improvement over time. DOWNLOAD MP4

Health

Healthy Athletes: Training for Games, Training for Life
The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program empowers athletes to play well and live healthy. DOWNLOAD MP4, 4 MIN (29.5 MB) | DOWNLOAD MOV, 4 MIN (153 MB)

Healthy Communities - Urgent Enough
Our Healthy Communities initiative is aimed at helping children and adults with intellectual disabilities around the world lead healthier, more active lives. DOWNLOAD MP4, 4 MIN (217 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 4 MIN (86.6 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 1:30 MIN (87 MB)

Play Unified, Live Unified

Shredding Stereotypes - Hannah Teter
Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter joins the Special Olympics family as a Global Ambassador. She is working to promote acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. DOWNLOAD MP4, 3:30 MIN (41.2 MB)

50th Anniversary

Edgy 30-second
This 30-second version of the video uses beat-heavy electronic dance music. It is a mix of clips that present an "edgy" view of Special Olympics. The MP4 will stream from a website; the MOV is best for presentations. DOWNLOAD 720P MP4 (60 MB) | DOWNLOAD 1080P MOV (40 MB)

Edgy 60-second
This 60-second version of the video uses beat-heavy electronic dance music. It is a mix of clips that present an "edgy" view of Special Olympics. The MP4 will stream from a website; the MOV is best for presentations. DOWNLOAD 720P MP4 (117 MB) | DOWNLOAD 1080P MOV (100 MB)

Soft 30-second
This 30-second version of the video uses lighthearted music. It is a mix of clips that present traditional view of Special Olympics. The MP4 will stream from a website; the MOV is best for presentations. DOWNLOAD 720P MP4 (66 MB) | DOWNLOAD 1080P MOV (45 MB)

Soft 60-second
This 60-second version of the video uses light-hearted music. It is a mix of clips that present a traditional view of Special Olympics. The MP4 will stream from a website; the MOV is best for presentations. DOWNLOAD 720P MP4 (125 MB) | DOWNLOAD 1080P MOV (85 MB)

Unified Sports

2010 Unity Cup Highlights
A group of 16 Special Olympics athletes played alongside football legends and other celebrities in the inaugural Unity Cup Presented by Coca-Cola. DOWNLOAD MP4, 2 MIN (48.2 MB) | DOWNLOAD FLV, 2 MIN (10.5 MB)

Changing the World Through Sport
A video overview of Special Olympics, its history and major programs—and how, through the power and joy of sports, Special Olympics is creating a world of inclusion and respect. DOWNLOAD MOV, 2:41 (117 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 2:41 (64 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 2:41 (10 MB)

Come Out and Play Unified
In this video, we see that Unified Sports is about playing together and appreciating players of all abilities; “It’s one of the most important aspects of what we do in Special Olympics.” DOWNLOAD MP4, 3:14 (300 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 3:14 (60 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 3:14 (11 MB)

Upgrade Your World
Special Olympics athletes asked complete strangers to play pick-up soccer and Play Unified. Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld campaign, shows how this simple gesture brought the joy of sports to Venice Beach and LA Live in Los Angeles. DOWNLOAD MP4, 15 SEC (6.5 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 30 SEC (19.6 MB) | DOWNLOAD MP4, 1 MIN (45.1 MB)

Play Unified Recruitment Letter
Promotional video used to recruit people to play unified. DOWNLOAD MP4 | DOWNLOAD MOV

Unified Floor Hockey Teammates and Friends - George - Greece
George and Kostas talk about their friendship—and how Unified Sports helps people with intellectual disabilities and without, both on and off the court. DOWNLOAD MP4, 2 MIN 86.3 MB

Unified Sports Basketball Video
Shows coaches, athletes, partners and officials how the core principles of Unified Sports work in basketball.
Download HiRes Medium MP4 | DOWNLOAD HiRes MP4 | DOWNLOAD 480P MOV | DOWNLOAD 540P MOV | DOWNLOAD 720P MOV

A Day in the Life of a Unified Sports Football Coach
Award-winning video showing what it's like to be a Unified Sports football coach during a big Special Olympics Games. 10 minutes. DOWNLOAD MP4 10 MIN (86.3 MB)

Unified Sports Models
An in-depth overview of the Unified Sports competitive, player development and recreational models. The video is 8:11 minutes long. DOWNLOAD VIEW HD MP4 | DOWNLOAD HD MOV