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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

International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) and Special Olympics Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Inclusive Sport

August 22, 2016

FIVB and Special Olympics Make Commitment in Rio to Strengthen Unified Volleyball

OWN Launches Inaugural "SuperSoul 100" List Celebrating 100 Individuals Using Their Power to Move the World Foward

August 04, 2016

Social OWN Launches Inaugural "SuperSoul 100" List Celebrating 100 Individuals Using Their Power to Move the World Foward This SuperSoul 100 list brings together members that span all ages, ethnic groups, industries, and faiths.

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.


Christy Weir
Director, Global Media and Public Relations
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Director, Digital & Social Engagement
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Director, Internal Communications
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