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Special Olympics at the X Games

For the first time ever, Ten Special Olympics snowboarders are competing at the X Games in a Unified® competition.
Daina Shilts, Special Olympics athlete of Neillsville, Wisconsin practices in preparation for the X Games first Special Olympics Unified® competition.

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Special Olympics helps individuals with intellectual disabilities overcome barriers through sports. Every day we empower our athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life.

It's Polar Plunge Season

Leaping into icy water is how people are raising money for Special Olympics. Find a Polar Plunge near you.
Brr! Taking part in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge in Wisconsin takes courage.

Get Off the Sidelines and Get in the Game

Special Olympics Unified Sports is fun and action for teams of people with and without intellectual disabilities. 

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Let's Play Unified!

Change Doesn't Happen From the Sidelines: Campaign to create the first Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice LEARN MORE ››

Winter X Games Hosts Unified® Competition

Cody Field Special Olympics snowboard world champion will get his shot for X Games glory along with other Special Olympics snowboarders who will be paired with veteran pro riders in a combined-time race for the event's first Special Olympics Unified® competition. Read More ››

Special Olympics Jamaica Floorball Goalkeeper Gets “Special Instructions”

Oshain Daley is a Special Olympics Jamaica athlete who will benefit from resources that have been arranged by the Jamaica Floorball Association (JFA) to be on-island until March 2015. Read More ››

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ESPNGlobal Presenting Sponsor of Unified Sports®.
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Events Around the WorldGo to the Worldwide Calendar

 NBA Cares Unified® Basketball
NBA Cares Unified® Basketball Game

Special Olympics athletes and NBA legends will compete in 5-on-5 Unified basketball matchup during NBA All-Star weekend in New York.

Unified Snowboard Race
Hannah Teter Unified® Snowboard Race

Special Olympics athletes will team-up with action sports athletes in a dual giant slalom race at Silver Dip NASTAR Course in Aspen, Colorado.

Polar Plunge
Special Olympics Polar Plunge®

Special Olympics programs invite everyone to brave the freezing cold waters during their respective Polar Plunge events.


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Special Olympics Blog

Sport and Tech Team Up for Good

Now, thanks to Microsoft, athletes, coaches and families will have rapid access to useful information about their scores, times, personal bests, fitness and health. Special Olympics can use this capability to dramatically improve the lives of people in our Movement.  read more »

Posted on 2014-10-27 by Janet

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