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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.

Latest News and Press Releases

UMe Ushers in Holiday Season with Christmas Compilations Galore and An Official Christmas Playlist

December 07, 2016

The A Very Special Christmas album that started an international movement is now available back on vinyl. Released 29 years ago in 1987, this album brought together some of the biggest musicians of all time for a holiday album to support the Special Olympics.

Sunglass Specialty Retailer, Solstice Sunglasses, Shows its Support of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program

December 06, 2016

Solstice Sunglasses stores will now carry a Special Olympics seal in their window fronts to communicate the sunglass specialty retailer’s support of Special Olympics.

IKEA ‘Let’s Play for Change’ Campaign Begins November 20th – Children’s Rights Day - To Raise Funds for Six Leading Children’s Rights Organizations

IKEA 'Let's Play for Change' campaign will support the Special Olympics' Young Athletes program.  The campaign will focus on sports and play, inclusion and development of children with intellectual disabilities.

Contacts

Press
Christy Weir
Director, Global Media and Public Relations
+1 202 824-0307
E-mail
Social Media
Ryan Eades
Director, Digital & Social Engagement
+1 202 824-0292
E-mail
Twitter: @ryan2499
Health Programs
Karl Hejlik 
Director, Internal Communications
+1 202-824-0308
E-mail

Events Around the World

  • Jan
    01
    Test Event
    Jan 01, 2017
    02:00 AM - 06:30 AM
    New York City
    NY
    Test Event

    Test Event Description

    For more information
    Contact: DWilson
    Email: dwilson@1over0.com
    Phone: 4433333333

    Jan 01, 2017
    02:00 AM - 06:30 AM
    Test Venue
    323 Taylor Street
    New York City, NY
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    01
    Aquatics Fundraiser
    Jan 01, 2017
    12:00 AM
    New York
    New York
    Aquatics Fundraiser

    Test Description Event DKW

    For more information
    Contact: DWilson
    Email: dwilson@1over0.com
    Phone: 444-444-4444

    Jan 01, 2017
    12:00 AM
    1000 Pool Street
    13 Pool Lane
    New York, New York
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    01
    Water Polo Fundraiser
    Jan 01, 2017
    09:30 AM - 09:30 PM
    NYC
    New York
    Water Polo Fundraiser

    Test Event Description

    For more information
    Contact: Test
    Email: Dustin KW
    Phone: 212-344-3431

    Jan 01, 2017
    09:30 AM - 09:30 PM
    333 Javits Center
    1212 12th Street
    NYC, New York
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    01
    Esprit sportif
    Jan 01, 2017 - Jan 02, 2017
     
    Esprit sportif
    FRANCE
    Esprit sportif

    La sportivité est définie comme un comportement éthique, approprié, poli et équitable tout en participant à un jeu ou un événement sportif. Quand un joueur de basket-ball joue par les règles, est juste à son adversaire et est gracieuse quand il perd, ceci est un exemple de sportivité.

    For more information
    Contact: Esprit sportif
    Email: Esprit sportif
    Phone: 222-222-2222

    Jan 01, 2017 - Jan 02, 2017
     
    Esprit sportif
    Esprit sportif
    Esprit sportif, Esprit sportif
    FRANCE
  • Jan
    01
    روح رياضية
    Jan 01, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    روح رياضية
    روح رياضية
    روح رياضية

    وتعرف الروح الرياضية كما السلوك الأخلاقي، المناسب، مهذبا وعادلة أثناء مشاركتهم في لعبة أو حدث رياضي. عندما يلعب لاعب كرة السلة من قبل النظام، هو معرض لخصمه وغير كريمة عندما خسر، وهذا مثال على الروح الرياضية.

    For more information
    Contact: روح رياضية
    Email: روح رياضية
    Phone: 222-222-2222

    Jan 01, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    روح رياضية
    روح رياضية
    روح رياضية, روح رياضية
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    03
    体育道德
    Jan 03, 2017 - Jan 04, 2017
     
    体育道德
    CHINA
    体育道德

    参加游戏或运动赛事,同时体育道德被定义为道德的,适当的礼貌和公平的行为。当一个篮球运动员按规则玩,是公平的对手,是亲切的,当他输了,这是体育精神的一个例子。

    For more information
    Contact: 体育道德
    Email: 体育道德
    Phone: 222-222-2222

    Jan 03, 2017 - Jan 04, 2017
     
    体育道德
    体育道德
    体育道德, 体育道德
    CHINA
  • Jan
    04
    физподготовка
    Jan 04, 2017
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    физподготовка
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    физподготовка

    Спортивное определяется как этической, соответствующий, вежливом и справедливое поведение во время участия в игре или спортивного мероприятия. Когда баскетболист играет по правилам, честно своему противнику и милостив, когда он проигрывает, это пример спортивного мастерства.

    For more information
    Contact: физподготовка
    Email: физподготовка
    Phone: физподготовка

    Jan 04, 2017
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    физподготовка
    физподготовка
    физподготовка, физподготовка
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
  • Feb
    01
    Deportividad
    Feb 01, 2017 - Feb 02, 2017
     
    Deportividad
    ARGENTINA
    Deportividad

    La deportividad se define como el comportamiento ético, apropiada, educado y justo durante su participación en un juego o un evento deportivo. Cuando un jugador de baloncesto sigue las reglas, que es justo a su oponente y es gracioso cuando pierde, esto es un ejemplo de deportividad.

    For more information
    Contact: rafael pacheco
    Email: pacheco1128@gmail.com
    Phone: 222-222-2222

    Feb 01, 2017 - Feb 02, 2017
     
    Deportividad
    Deportividad
    Deportividad, Deportividad
    ARGENTINA
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