Special Olympics (SO) is a global movement which organizes sports activities for people with an intellectual disability (ID) (in contrast to the Paralympics who organize Games for people with a physical disability and/or intellectual disability).

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The mission of Special Olympics is to change the lives of people with an intellectual disability (ID) through sport. First established in the United States by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, Special Olympics is now an international movement active across 193 countries and supporting almost 5,5 million athletes with ID. Special Olympics Belgium (SOB) was set up in 1979 and currently works with 20,000 athletes, though it is estimated that there are 165,000 people with ID in the country. SOB has set itself the goal to become an actor-of-change for an inclusive society in which people with ID play an active role.


This organisation communicates in French/Dutch. Please consult the information in French/Dutch to learn more.

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