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The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Toyota Motor Corporation signed a partnership agreement with Special Olympics Nippon in January 2016 and entered into an agreement with Special Olympics International to become a Global Gold Partner in January 2018.History of the Special Olympics
Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports® joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. Team sports bring people together. This approach has been widely adopted worldwide.
The Special Olympics symbol shows the transformation of a person through sport.
It is a form that signifies diverse talents and abilities coming together to create one inclusive world.