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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.


Press Kit

Get detailed information on Special Olympics: downloadable fact sheets, senior officer bios, event and program photos and more.

Annual & Reach Reports

The Annual Report summarizes performance during the year. The Reach Report describes program results acheived worldwide.

Downloadable Videos

Find dozens of downloadable and streamable videos, including sport and historical B roll.
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Downloadable Photos

Special Olympics keeps a comprehensize and current catalog of downloadable photos on PhotoShelter.

CEO Mary Davis

Mary Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International.

Chairman Tim Shriver

Read the biography of Special Olympics Chairman of the Board, Tim Shriver.

Board of Directors

Our Board determines policies and is composed of international business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities.

Available Speakers

If you are interested in booking one of our speakers or would like information about our speakers, visit our speakers bureau page.
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Rebecca Simon

Senior Director of Communications
+1 (202) 824 0344

Lilia Carasciuc

Special Olympics International
Director, Global Health Communications


F1 driver Zhou Guanyu becomes Special Olympics Global Ambassador

Washington, D.C. 14 July 2023 – F1 racing driver Zhou Guanyu has pledged his support to creating more sporting opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) by becoming a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics. Born in Shanghai, China, but based in Great Britain, 24-year-old Guanyu is the first driver from China to become a Grand Prix starter after making his debut for Alfa Romeo in 2022, having previously raced in F4, F3 and F2.
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Special Olympics and Lions Clubs International Foundation → Mission: Inclusion

2 July 2023 - Hyannis Port, Massachusetts: As part of a shared commitment to inclusion and community service across the world, Special Olympics and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) signed a historic five-year partnership agreement that will provide sustained services, support and empowerment to the global population of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Special Olympics World Games Berlin Celebrates Many Firsts in Inclusion

All expectations were exceeded at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023
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