About Special Olympics Inc. (SOI)
Special Olympics is an international organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports every day around the world.
Through work in sports, health education and community building, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement currently encompasses more than 4.2 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics is able to deliver 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 70,000 competitions through the year.
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