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Press Room

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

Special Olympics International
Senior Director of Communications
+1 (202) 824 0344

Rajeshwari Kartik

Special Olympics International
Manager, Global Health Communications
+1 424-375-4414

Christy Weir

Special Olympics International
Vice President, International Media Relations & Communications
+1 202 738-8511


Special Olympics Athletes Surprised with Billboard Reveal in New York City

Athletes launch new ‘Yeah, I am Special’ collection on Giving Tuesday to show the true meaning of ‘special’
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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Named Top Innovation of the Year by HundrED

1 November, 2023 — Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® (UCS), a program dedicated to promoting inclusion and unity in education, has achieved a remarkable milestone by receiving the esteemed Academy Choice Award from HundrED, a global leader in education innovation. HundrED annually recognizes the top 100 educational innovations from around the world, and Unified Champion Schools has not only earned a spot in this prestigious list but has also been named the recipient of the Academy Choice Award, an accolade presented to the top innovation of the year.
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Special Olympics Announces Historic 1 Billion US Dollars Fundraising Milestone from Law Enforcement

For nearly 45 years thousands of law enforcement officers around the world have raised money for local Special Olympics programs
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