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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.

40,301 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

Team Canada

Highlights from Day 2 – July 27, 2015


  • Special Olympics Canada claimed its first-ever World Games bocce medal. This is the first time Team Canada has competed in the event at the world level.
  • Special Olympics Team Canada Level 2 & 3 rhythmic gymnasts won seven medals with their incredible performances in hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.
  • Special Olympics Team Canada swimmers brought home five medals and achieved four personal-best times in the 100-metre freestyle finals. In the 4×100 medley relay Team Canada won gold with a time two minutes faster than the silver-medal winners,