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People use the word "retarded" thoughtlessly. Pledge online or sign a petition to stop it.

Teammates Together

Basketball stars and Special Olympics athletes teamed up for unified basketball in New York.
Jacob Majors of Louisiana, USA, and Ioannis Kalaitzis of Greece (Hellas) chase a loose ball during the NBA Cares Unified Sports basketball game.
Photo: Will Schermerhorn

Spirit of Unity, Coast to Coast

The Unified Relay Across America will unify the nation as it delivers the Flame of Hope to Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Our Impact

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.

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 ››


Starkey Teams Up with Special Olympics to Provide $500,000 in Funds and Hearing Aids

Starkey Hearing Foundation and Special Olympics Healthy Hearing, which is a Special Olympics Healthy Athletes discipline that provides free hearing examinations to athletes worldwide, will partner for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Read More ››

Special Olympics at the Aspen 2015 Xgames. Thanks to Hannah Teter

When X Games Aspen returns for a 14th event in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., from January 22-25, the winter action sports and youth lifestyle festival will descend upon Buttermilk Mountain with an expanded and fully-medaled adaptive sport lineup. Read More ››


Coca-ColaSpecial Olympics Founding Partner.

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Mattel Inc.Supports Special Olympics Youth Programs.
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Events Around the WorldGo to the Worldwide Calendar

Spread the Word to End the Word
Spread the Word to End the Word

Help us spread the word about the R-word and how disrespect and hurtful words can be toward people with intellectual disabilities.

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Michigan State Basketball Finals
Michigan State Basketball Finals

Join us as over 500 athletes from across the state show their skills and compete in a two day basketball tournament.

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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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Upcoming Events Around the World


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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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