Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.
FACT SHEETS, BIOS, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Get detailed information on Special Olympics: downloadable fact sheets, senior officer bios, event and program photos and more.
Find dozens of downloadable and streamable videos, including sport and historical B roll.17 Min Read
Special Olympics keeps a comprehensize and current catalog of downloadable photos on Flickr.
Mary Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International.
Read the biography of Special Olympics Chairman of the Board, Tim Shriver.
LATEST NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES
Swedish Government Decision Forces Special Olympics to Choose New Location for 2021 World Winter Games
The Special Olympics World Winter Games, planned for Sweden in February 2021, will no longer take place in the European nation. The reason is that the event’s organizing committee have not been able to secure sufficient funds for the Games.3 Min Read
Inaugural International Badminton Championship for athletes with and without intellectual disabilities off to a smashing start in Bangkok
More than 150 delegates from 14 countries will take part in the inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Unified Badminton Championship held in Bangkok, from 13 November to 16 November 2019.3 Min Read
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 12, 2019: Special Olympics International announced today that Károly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will join the Special Olympics International Board of Directors.2 Min Read