"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
- Special Olympics Oath
Welcome to the official Special Olympics International home page!
Special Olympics is a non-profit, international program of sports training and competition for individuals with mental retardation. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides year-round training and athletic competition for more than one million athletes in nearly 150 countries.
Our goal with this home page is to provide you with the most comprehensive catalog of Special Olympics information available on the Internet. If there is anything you would like included on our site that is not already here, feel free to write or call the address or phone number listed below.
Thank you for your interest in Special Olympics. Enjoy!
Special Olympics International
1325 G Street, NW /
Suite 500 /
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.628.3630 / Fax: 202.824.0200
If you have questions about specific programs or events, please contact your local office. We welcome comments and suggestions about this site. E-mail
Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation for the
Benefit of Citizens with Mental Retardation.