About Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement showing the world a future where everyone belongs.

At Special Olympics, a more inclusive world begins with sport, and the impact extends far beyond the playing field.

World Games is the flagship event of Special Olympics, a year-round, global movement serving more than 3.5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities in 227 state and national Programs and offering over 50,000 sports competitions annually.

Learn more about the movement started in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.