ESPN Road to LA Documentary
ESPN, the global broadcast partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, produced a 'Road to LA' documentary on Special Olympics Australia athletes as they prepared to head to the Games in Los Angeles. To find out more about Team Australia's achievements at the Games, please visit specialolympics.com.au/teamaustralia.Special Olympics Australia
Special Olympics has grown from a backyard camp into a global movement that has been transforming the lives of people with an intellectual disability for almost 50 years. The global sporting community was pioneered by the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister to US President John F Kennedy as well as Rosemary who had an intellectual disability. Today, Special Olympics supports over 5 million athletes in 177 countries.
Special Olympics began in Australia in 1976 when many people with an intellectual disability were shut in institutions. While this is no longer the norm in Australia, we continue to seek public support to ensure that people with an intellectual disability are not shut out. By helping us give them opportunities to play sport, together we can open the door to personal achievement, pride and inclusion for some of the marginalised and isolated members of our community.