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  • Canadian Special Olympics
    Special Olympics uses sport to assist people with a mental disability to become all that they can be -- physically, mentally, socially, emotionally -- and to become accepted, respected and productive members of society

  • Olympic Base Camp
    Activity site for children to learn more about the Olympic games and the various disciplines.

  • Special Olympics
    Special Olympics is a nonprofit 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 and all 50 states in the United States.

  • Special Olympics Pennsylvania
    Philosophy and Goals The guiding principles of Special Olympics. Origins of Special Olympics Special Olympics began as the idea of one extraordinary woman. History of SOPA Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) has become one of the largest Special Olympics chapters. Benefits of Special Olympics The benefits of Special Olympics go far beyond the playing field. Sports Offered All training is offered free of charge to athletes and their families. Fact Sheet A quick look at SOPA facts and figures. Top Five Facts Five things you should know about Special Olympics. What Is Mental Retardation? Mental retardation cuts across the lines of racial, ethnic, educational, social, and economical backgrounds

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