Overview

  • Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff251-500
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1968
The Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified States Sports partners in 172 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 100,000 events a year. Like the International Paralympic Committee, the Special Olympics organization is recognized by the International Olympic Committee; however, unlike the Paralympic Games, Special Olympics World Games are not held in the same year or in conjunction with the Olympic Games. The Special Olympics World Games is a major event put on by the Special Olympics. This event alternates between summer and winter games, and is held every two years. The most recent Special Olympics World Summer Games were held in Los Angeles, California (The largest event in LA since the 1984 Olympic Games), from July 25, 2015 to August 2, 2015. This was the first time that the Special Olympics were part of ESPN daily coverage. The next Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in March 2019. These will be the first Special Olympics World Games to be held in the Middle East. The most recent Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau, Austria from March 14, 2017 to March 25, 2017. During the World Winter Games of 2013 in Pyeongchang, South Korea [4] the first Special Olympics Global Development Summit was held on "Ending the Cycle of Poverty and Exclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities," gathering government officials, activists and business leaders from around the world.

Where is Special Olympics
Staff1Location of current staff
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    Projects5Location of contracts awarded

    Careers

    Job openings over the past year

    13Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Bilingual Organisational Development Assistant
      West Africa
    • Data Manager
      United States

    Staff at Special Olympics have experience in

    Sectors

    • tertiary education
    • development
    • personnel / human resources
    • research & development
    • events / training

    Funders

    • goal global
    • ikea foundation

    Countries

    • nigeria
    • united states
    • pakistan
    • south africa
    • israel

    Skills

    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Company Offices
    • United States (headquarters)
    • Washington, D.C.
    • 1133 19th Street, N.W.,