Which member of the Kennedy political dynasty founded the Special Olympics?

Who founded the Special Olympics?

Who founded the Special Olympic movement and when?

Special Olympics

Founded July 20, 1968
Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Location 1133 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., U.S. 20036
Origins Camp Shriver
Area served International

Who are the participants in Special Olympics?

General Rules – Section 2.01 2.01 (a) General Statement of Eligibility Every person with an intellectual disability who is at least eight years of age is eligible to participate in Special Olympics.

What movement did Eunice Kennedy Shriver start?

Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was an American philanthropist and a member of the Kennedy family. She was the founder of the Special Olympics, a sports organization for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Who is the founder of Special Olympics Class 11?

Founded by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Who was the first person to win the Special Olympics?

When Claiborne was 17, a school counselor suggested she participate in the newly-formed Special Olympics. Claiborne subsequently competed as a runner at the Special Olympics of 1970, where she received her first medal as an athlete.

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