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The Special Olympics World Games have been going on for decades and continue to grow all around the world. They are one of the most powerful vehicles for communicating to the world the abilities and gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. Wherever they are held, the World Games act as a catalyst for growth in Special Olympics sports programs in communities around the world and promote awareness among all segments of society. As we are getting closer and closer towards the events, be sure to read about the history to get a better understanding of the purpose and story it tells.