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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Marnie McBean with daughter Isabel and Special Olympics Team Canada athlete.
Canadian rower and three-time Olympic gold medalist Marnie McBean has passed on her expertise as an official Team Mentor to Canadian athletes at five Olympic Games and two Pan American Games.
The team from Nova Scotia poses for a photo.
A small group of Special Olympics Canada athletes and coaches have been selected to attend the 2019 Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi March 14 to 18.
Team Canada basketball player Michael Wright in action.
Special Olympics Team Canada basketball player Micheal Wright is one of only 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world chosen to participate in a Unified Sports game during NBA All-Star weekend.
Team Canada basketball player Michael Wright in action.
Special Olympics Team Canada basketball player Micheal Wright is one of only 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world chosen to participate in a Unified Sports game during NBA All-Star weekend.
Special Olympics Canada Athletes of the Year Tyler Haddad and Ellen MacNearney.
The 2018 Special Olympics Canada Awards Night at Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre on Thursday November 29 was an evening of celebration for athletes,...
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Phylicia George with the North York Jets Track Team. Special Olympics athletes in Toronto were thrilled to have the opportunity to train with...
Catriona Le May Doan participated in the medal ceremony at the Summer Games. From July 31 to August 4, more than 1,000 athletes competed at the...
Champions Network Founder Mark Tewksbury enjoys a Special Olympics Donut with six-year-old Alma. Special Olympics Canada’s first-ever Day of Inclusion...
Canadian skier Brian Stemmle poses for a photo with Special Olympics athletes at LIMITLESS 2017. As Canadian celebrities and influencers, you inspire...