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Become a Special Olympics Athlete

Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. There's a place for everyone with an intellectual disability in Special Olympics.

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Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. There are about 200 million people with intellectual disabilities around the world. Our goal is to reach out to every one of them – and their families as well.


To become a Special Olympics athlete, get in touch with the office nearest you