Special Olympics News
Special Olympics Bharat conducts series of webinars to help special athletes train effectively during lockdown
The webinars, conducted in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India, saw experts talking about a range of topics, such as intellectual disability, unified sports and mental health
India has done something really 'special' in sports, but there's more to be done
Despite a dazzling performance at the Special Olympics, prejudices hound people with intellectual disabilities
Special Olympics 2019: Indian paddlers make history in table tennis with four gold and one silver medal
After waiting anxiously for the results to appear on the big screen, the Indian flag finally soared high in the noisy hall at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as three paddlers won medals in the women’s singles section on Sunday.
Special Olympics 2019: Indian men's volleyball team takes cues from Korean defence and coach's incredible patience
At the last World Games, held at Los Angeles, the women’s team won bronze. This time around, the coaches have pinned hopes on the in-form men’s team to bag medals in Abu Dhabi.
Special Olympics 2019: Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba emphasises values of compassion and tolerance
After playing a 7-a-side match at the Zayed Sports City, Drogba felt overwhelmed by the generosity and the energy levels of athletes who have intellectual disabilities
Special Olympics 2019: More than 7,500 athletes from 200 countries to participate in mega event in UAE
Celebrating its 50th year, the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates will play host to the forthcoming of the Special Olympics World Games 2019.
Special Olympics: Indian athletes make the nation proud with 73 medals, including 37 golds, in Winter Games
Competing against 2,600 athletes, the Indian contingent won 37 gold medals, 10 silvers and 26 bronze medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games
Special Olympics: All that you need to know about World Winter Games 2017
Athletes are divided into groups based on criteria like age and ability. The top three finishers in each category are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals just like at the Olympics.
National Anthem guidelines for persons with disabilities are regressive, compromises right of individual autonomy
After passing the historic Rights of Persons with Disability Bill in the Lok Sabha in 2016, the new guidelines on how people with disabilities can show respect when the national anthem is being played in movie halls or public functions, shows that perhaps nothing has changed when it comes to respecting the basic human right of individual autonomy
PV Sindhu’s reception not enough: Govt must promote sports ethos, create ecosystem
A week from now, when the Olympics will be a forgotten chapter, how many people will follow the exploits of PV Sindhu or Kidambi Srikanth in the Japan Open and Korea Open?
Way to go! India comes home with 173 medals at the Special Olympics
The 275-member strong Indian contingent made the country proud by pocketing 173 medals at the Special Olympic World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles.
Golf: Fourteen-year-old Ranveer Singh Saini wins gold at Special Olympics
Ranveer and his partner Monica Jajoo were nine shots clear of joint second-placed teams from Hong Kong.
Google doodle celebrates start of 14th Special Olympics
Internet giant Google on Saturday created an innovative doodle celebrating the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games
India is sending 242 athletes to the special Olympics and this video shows us how amazing they are
In the run-up to the special Olympics and highlighting India's participation, filmmakers Monika Kathuria and Praful Tyagi have released a 3-min-long short film, on why we should treat people with special needs equally.