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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

Philanthropist Tom Golisano and Special Olympics Launch New Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards to Recognize Significant Progress Made in Increasing Access to Health for People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 13, 2016

Awards are Special Olympics highest health honor Global awards presented at the 2017 Special Olympics World Games in Austria

Special Olympics Israel Unveils New Partnership with Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.

September 09, 2016

Maccabi Tel Aviv players back the Special Olympics mission to transform lives through sport

Loretta Claiborne Touches Down in Dublin for American Football Weekend

August 31, 2016

Loretta Claiborne is visiting Dublin this week to represent Special Olympics for American Football Weekend.


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

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