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Special Olympics is more than 4.2 million athletes with intellectual disabilities around the world plus families, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and celebrities supporting us every day.

Young volunteers at a health screening clinic in Panama.

45 Years of Empowerment

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Champions Together

“The more reluctant he was to see, the less he saw.”

RACHEL ALM, YOUTH PARTICIPANT WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS HAWAII

“She had nerves of steel.”

BY ANGELA CICCOLO

“It really was an awesome moment to see. Roy’s face lit up.”

TIFFANY HARVEY-GAUTIER, SPECIAL OLYMPICS LOUISIANA

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Spotlight on North America

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

On September 28, join us in honoring the legacy of Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Start with one act of acceptance and inclusion, and you’ll change the world.  LEARN MORE ››

Sheboygan Press: Eunice Kennedy Shriver put the ‘special’ in Special Olympics

This September 28 we will observe the fourth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day to celebrate her incredible contribution to the lives of people just like me. As a young person growing up, I knew I was “different” from other children. READ MORE ››

Special Olympics Georgia athlete selected athlete of the month

Helena Fickling, a 17- year-old Special Olympics athlete of Fayette County, Georgia, with her unforgettable personality, is the athlete of the month because of her determination and strength of character. READ MORE ››

Sponsors in North America

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Finish LineFinish Line is a proud national partner of Special Olympics.
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Events Around the WorldGo to the Worldwide Calendar

Young male athlete celebrates as he crosses the finish line.

Asia Pacific Philippines Regional Games

Cagayan de Oro chapter is hosting their 1st Mindanao Games. Athletes from all over the region will compete in athletics, aquatics, and bocce.

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Two young male athletes compete in basketball game.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

The fourth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day, will be Saturday, September 28, 2013, and celebrate the theme of “Play Unified to Live Unified.”

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Male Tennis Athlete striking ball at the net.

EuroTennis Tournament 2013

Tennis teams from all over Europe will compete in a 3 day tennis tournament at the National Tennis Centre in Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg.

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Upcoming Events Around the World

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EVENT

LOCATION

Sep 30, 2013
10:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Eunice Kennedy Shirver Day Sports Experience Greece

Join Special Olympics Greece as we celebrate Special …VIEW MORE

Vrilissia, Attiva
GREECE
Sep 30, 2013

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day Sports Experience Greece

Come and join Special Olympics Hellas (Greece) in celebrating …VIEW MORE

Athens
GREECE
Oct 1, 2013
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day Tunisia

Please join us as our athletes participate in a Unified …VIEW MORE

TUNISIA
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Videos And Photos

DifferentBarry Cairns tells what it’s like to be a Special Olympics athlete.WATCH VIDEO »

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SpeechlessSpecial Olympics changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.WATCH VIDEO »

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Summer GamesAround the world, months of practice are paying off.SEE SLIDESHOW »

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Photos on FBSee photos and comments from our supporters around the world.SEE PHOTOS »

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Hope in HaitiLeo and Gedeon play in makeshift fields, tent towns, wherever they can.WATCH VIDEO »

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Finding His VoiceDavid Egan has always dreamed big. Now look at him!LEARN MORE »

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Sport Teaches UsOur life-changing work is fueled by the power of sport.WATCH VIDEO »

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Making SuccessDoctors said Lani is “never going to achieve anything.” LEARN MORE »

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Very Very SpecialMusic helps Special Olympics make an impact worldwide.SEE SLIDESHOW »

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Around The WorldGreat photos of Special Olympics events and people.SEE SLIDESHOW »

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Focus on ChangeWhat we do can’t be done without our partners.SEE SLIDESHOW »

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Power of SportsSports are a powerful way to change our athlete’s lives.SEE SLIDESHOW »

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What We DoSports, health, education, community and more.SEE SLIDESHOW »

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Who We AreWe are athletes, families, celebs, volunteers and more.SEE SLIDESHOW »

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Summer SportsOur athletes run, jump, swim and score in summer.SEE SLIDESHOW »

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Playing UnifiedUnified Sports reveals strengths in every team member.WATCH VIDEO »

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Healthier AthletesOur free health clinics are making a huge difference.WATCH VIDEO »

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Deon NamisebHe’s a speaker and role model. It didn’t start that way in Namibia.LEARN MORE »

Special Olympics Blog

A Call to Action to Help the U.S. Join our Dignity Revolution

We’re asking everyone who cares about the rights, dignity and humanity of people with intellectual disabilities to e-mail, call, Tweet and Facebook their U.S. Senators NOW with one simple request: to vote for the CRPD when it comes to the Floor of the Senate.

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POSTED ON 2013-07-08 BY AMIE

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