Companion Content

Unified Sports

Unified Sports was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding for athletes with and without intellectual disabilities.

Beau Doherty, Special Olympics Connecticut President, created the Unified Sports movement with a vision based on his real-world experiences. He wanted to take his local Unified program global. Today, with over 1.6 million Unified teammates competing in over 30 sports around the world, the momentum of Unified Sports continues to grow!

“It’s not he or she. It’s us and we.” Jake Van Mierlo, Unified Partner. On this week's @SpecialOlympics 50 Game Changers, see how Unified Sports is changing the experience for athletes all over the world! #InclusionRevolution