Through sports, we showcase the skills and dignity of our athletes. We also bring together communities to see and take part in the transformative power of sports. We know the odds our athletes must overcome and the barriers they face every single day. We see this at training events and competitions as our athletes push to beat their personal bests — and exceed them.
We believe in a world where there are millions of different abilities but not disabilities.
Special Olympics is also the world’s largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Many of our athletes come to us with neglected health problems. At World Games and other events, we offer a wide range of free health exams and care.
Our goal is to bring better fitness, nutrition, and healthier lifestyles to everyone involved in Special Olympics — from athletes and their families to coaches and volunteers.