make the sport among the most popular in Special Olympics.
of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.
The Special Olympics World Summer Games LA2015 came to a close last night with a super-fun celebration of the achievements of the 6,000+ athletes and the Games spirit of inclusion and inspiration! Special Olympics Team Canada thanked all the people who made these amazing Games possible, and danced the night away as Canada’s Carly Rae Jepsen and O.A.R. played [...]Read More
On the final day of competition at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, Team Canada’s veteran powerlifter Jackie Barrett of Newfoundland and Labrador had a big spotlight shining on him and he delivered in a big way. Barrett set four Special Olympics World Games records with his lifts and won four medals (three gold [...]Read More
Jackie Barrett, veteran powerlifter from Newfoundland and Labrador closed out the final day of competition by setting four Special Olympics World Games records in the squat (277.5kg), dead lift (297.5kg), combination bench press and deadlift (420kg) and combination of all three lifts (squat, dead lift and bench press at 697.5kg). He won three gold and [...]Read More