Why does the Special Olympics exist?
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. … There are as many as 200 million people with intellectual disabilities around the world.
Is Special Olympics still going?
We are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and provide resources and programming to support prevention and promote the health, safety, well-being, and engagement of the Special Olympics community as in-person events are postponed and while physical distancing is required.
Who can compete in the Special Olympics?
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, athletes must have an intellectual disability; a cognitive delay, or a development disability, that is, functional limitations in both general learning and adaptive skills. (They may also have a physical disability.)
Do Special Olympians get paid?
But, no, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee doesn’t pay the Olympians a salary. They can make money from teams that are sponsored, endorsements, or medal winnings.
What is meant by Special Olympics?
Definition. Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
Is the Special Olympics non profit?
Special Olympics, Inc. is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.
Is there an iron man in the Olympics?
A month before Chris Nikic, Special Olympics Florida athlete, becomes the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a full IRONMAN race on 7 November 2020, he is taking the media by storm as a groundbreaking and high performance athlete.