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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

MLS WORKS and ESPN to Host 3rd Annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match

July 20, 2016

Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer players to compete in East vs. West match at Avaya Stadium in celebration of the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities.

Bank of America Expands Support of Special Olympics, Reinforces Commitment to Inclusion

July 14, 2016

Bank of America will support Special Olympics athlete leadership initiatives, Special Olympics USA and the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.

Special Olympics and WWE® Announce International Partnership

June 27, 2016

Special Olympics and WWE today announced an international partnership to help create change through sports.


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Events Around the World

  • Aug
    Virginia Summer Games
    Aug 01, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016
    Virginia Summer Games

    Special Olympics Lebanon Summer Games carried out a unified young athletes sports day on March 17 where 120 youngsters aged from 3-7 partook in the event from different association and clubs. The Sports day included various fun activities and 8 different stations for the young athletes to explore their skills. Check out the latest video for the unified young athletes demonstration!

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    More Details
    Contact: William R Schermerhorn
    Email: will.schermerhorn@gmail.com
    Phone: 7033381776

    Aug 01, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016
    University Of Richmond Facilities
    2750 Gallows Road #315
    Vienna, Virginia
  • Sep
    Polar Plunge
    Sep 01, 2016
    12:00 AM
    Polar Plunge

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    Contact: DWilson
    Email: dwilson@1over0.com
    Phone: 3232321111

    Sep 01, 2016
    12:00 AM
    Emirates Stadium
    33Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ
    London, Great Britain
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