Frequent question: What is Special Olympics and Paralympics?

What do you mean by special Olympic?

Special Olympics is a global organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion among people with and without intellectual disabilities. … Through year-round sports, health, education and community building, we change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in 193 countries.

What are the three main differences between the Paralympics and Special Olympics?

Apart from that, Special Olympics and the Paralympics differ in three main areas: 1) the disability categories of the athletes that they work with, 2) the criteria and philosophy under which athletes participate, and 3) the structure of their respective organizations.

Who founded Special Olympics?

Who benefits from the Special Olympics?

Special Olympics is empowering athletes with intellectual disabilities to be leaders in society by providing them opportunities to learn skills that transcend the playing field. Our athletes hold jobs, go to school and are active members in their communities.

What disabilities do Paralympics have?

Paralympics welcomes athletes from six main disability categories: amputee, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, visually impaired, spinal injuries and Les Autres (French for “the others”, a category that includes conditions that do not fall into the categories mentioned before).

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