Promoting Social Inclusion Through Sport

Sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports do that, too and much more. More than 1.2 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes and changing perceptions.

Special Olympics Colorado is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports connects people with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified partners) together. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Embracing Unified Sports

Young people with disabilities do not often get a chance to play on their school sports teams. For that reason, the Unified Sports approach was pioneered by Special Olympics and is now utilized worldwide.



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