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50 per cent

of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.

1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Team Canada

Here’s what you missed… Day 3 Recap


The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games have been filled with  success stories, personal bests and incredible athletic achievement, and the Games are far from over! At the close of yesterday’s events, a total of 2,214 medals had been awarded in most disciplines. The track saw a lot of incredible action yesterday, crowning a double winner in both the Men’s 5km and 10km. Maxime Duguay from Special Olympics Quebec tore up the track, winning his 5km race in under 19 minutes and his 10 km race in just under 40! The Men’s 100m race final on Saturday will be a nail-biter. Three sprinters have made the finals by finishing their preliminary heats in under 12 seconds. Don’t blink, you might miss the race!

The Healthy Athletes program has been happening throughout the Games, with close to 200 athletes being seen every day. The Healthy Athletes program screens Special Olympics athletes in six key areas: podiatry, audiology, vision, dentistry, physical therapy and health and wellness. Healthy Athletes is an important part of the Games, as people with intellectual disabilities have a 40 per cent higher risk for health issues.

To get out all the results from yesterday’s events, click here.

Don’t forget to follow along on social media! Make sure to follow @Vancouver2014 and @SpecialOCanada for updates and use  the hashtag #Vancouver2014!