Stories

Sharing the joy of sport

Special Olympics has received many incredible stories from people whose lives have been changed and enriched through sport, friendship, fun and mentorship. Some of those people have been kind enough to share their stories with you.

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Athletes stand for a photo with WWE star Becky Lynch
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Two Special Olympics athletes hold up signs
These Special Olympics athletes want you to know that they should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives.
Special Olympics North Bay athlete Matty poses for a photo while outside cross country skiing.
Special Olympics Ontario’s Rebecca Cuff is one of many volunteer coaches going the extra mile to make sure athletes stay active, healthy and safe amid...
Covid-19 symptoms
It is with heavy heart we announce that all Special Olympics programming across the country – weekly programs, competitions and fundraising events –...
Athletes stand at podium
After five exhilarating days of athleticism, teamwork and dedication the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020 have come to an end. Watch the video highlights.
Richard Myette poses with his floor hockey stick looking into the camera
At 70-years-young, Special Olympics Nova Scotia floor hockey player Richard Myette finally experienced his first National Games in Thunder Bay.
Jordyn Flamma spins on the ice in her rainbow dress.
The 20-year-old athlete from Maple Ridge hit the rink at the 2020 Winter Games in dresses she designed and created herself.
Girl Power Video
Who said floor hockey was just for guys? Meet the women bringing their passion – and unstoppable girl power - to floor hockey at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020.
NWT speedskater Joshua Boudreau holds up the NWT flag in front of the Thunder Bay students whod rafted him, while holding support signs.
Yellowknife’s Josh Boudreau feels like he’s “carrying the Territories” on his back at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020.
"Jordan Koughan lifts his arms up in victory with a big smile on the podium"
Special Olympics Team PEI speed skater Jordan Koughan, achieved new Personal Bests and medaled at his first-ever National Games – all in brand new skates donated by the Thunder Bay community.