Doha GOALS and Special Olympics have joined forces to highlight the growing power of sport in an ever-changing global community. As part of a shared commitment to sport for all, the Doha GOALS Forum and Special Olympics have created a partnership to generate increased attention and support for the role that sports can play in empowering marginalized populations across the world. The Doha GOALS Forum, the world’s premier global sports gathering, and Special Olympics, the world’s largest grassroots disability sports movement, will work together to scale innovative sports programs that have proven to engage vulnerable groups, including women and girls, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. The partnership will place a specific focus on the important role that government, the development community, and the sports industry can play in strengthening the role of sports as a key driver of social inclusion globally.
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. It empowers people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.
With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 81,000 games and competitions throughout the year.