Special Olympics is an international organization that offers olympic sports throughout the year to people with intellectual disabilities. Throughout sports, Special Olympics wants to enhance their self-confidence, improve their health and their daily life opportunities. The movement wants to break the taboo still existing today around people with intellectual disabilities, to create respect and appreciation for all persons with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics was founded in the United States in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and currently has 4 million athletes in 178 countries.
Special Olympics Belgium was founded in 1979. The organization is under the High Protection of their Majesties the King and Queen. Tia Hellebaut and Kevin De Bruyne are the godmother and godfather of the organization recognized by the Belgian and Inter federal Olympic Committee. The National Games of Special Olympics Belgium are the yearly highlight for more than 3400 athletes with mental disabilities. Special Olympics Belgium is also present internationally, with the participation of Belgian athletes in the World Summer and World Winter Games.
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