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Special Olympics


The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

  • The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.
  • WWE is proud to partner with Special Olympics to help further ignite this global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports every day around the world. This inspiring partnership encourages individuals to be the best that they can be while uniting and strengthening communities—a virtue WWE strongly believes in.
  • WWE and Special Olympics are dedicated to creating a more inclusive and unified generation. WWE is helping to empower athletes of all ages and abilities to make great achievements and be recognized for their talents and accomplishments. Through this partnership, WWE is also helping to celebrate the differences in each of us and educate and expand the reach of Special Olympics, the organization’s powerful message of inclusion and remarkable athletes to a wider audience through WWE’s worldwide platforms.
  • The Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 81,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Visit Special Olympics at Engage with us on Twitter: @specialolympics, on Facebook:, on YouTube: and on Instagram: Also, learn more about Unified Sports.