noun - Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 3.7 million athletes in more than 170 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all over the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to about 50,000 events a year. It also includes open water swimming competitions.
Alternating between summer and winter, the Special Olympics World Games are held every two years. Often the Games are the largest sporting event to take place in the world during that year. The most recent World Games were the Special Olympics World Summer Games, held in Athens, Greece, from June 25 to July 4, 2011.
The next Special Olympics World Winter Games will be in PyeongChang, South Korea in Jan. 29-Feb. 6, 2013. The next Special Olympics World Summer Games will be in Los Angeles, Calif., USA in July 2015.
- Special Olympics website
- Special Olympics open water swimming
- Special Olympics Open Water Swimming website
- Open Water Swimming In The Special Olympics
- World Summer Games Ready To Go
- Divisioning Rounds Of The World Summer Games
- Truly Special Finish In The Open Water
- Andrew Smilley Wins Special Olympics
- World Summer Games To Be Held In Los Angeles
- Blossoming Like A Rose In The RCP Tiburon Mile
- Replacing Discrimination With Smiles
- Tim Shriver, A Great Friend Of Open Water Swimming
- Spills, Splashes, And Smiles At The World Summer Games
- The Legacy Of Eunice Shriver In The Open Water
- Aisling Beacom Tackling Swims Around The World