Is the Special Olympics World Wide?

How many countries is Special Olympics in?

There are 5.5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities involved in Special Olympics programs around the world. In addition, we have more than 1.1 million coaches and volunteers. We have 244 national and U.S. Programs in 193 countries.

Where does Special Olympics take place?

The International Special Olympics is held for the first time in Southern California at UCLA and Santa Monica City College. Over 2500 athletes are in attendance from eight countries.

What is special Olympic International?

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. … Our founder was a pioneer in the worldwide struggle for rights and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities.

Is Special Olympics still called?

The next World Summer Games will be held in Berlin, Germany, between June 16 to 25, 2023. This will be the first time for Germany to host the Special Olympics World Games. The first World Winter Games were held in 1977 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, US.

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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.

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Do Special Olympic athletes get paid?

In fact, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) does not pay athletes a cent for their appearance in the Olympics. Athletes have to fund their way either from their own pockets or through other means.