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Special Olympics

The Special Summer Games was developed from the sports camps, known as Camp Shriver. After the first International Special Summer Games in the year 1968 in Chicago in the United States of America, the Special Olympics was expanded to the Winter Special Olympics, which was held in Steamboat Springs in the United States of America in February 1977. The Special Olympics was also recognized by the IOC or the International Olympic Committee in the year 1988.

A large number of athletes from across the globe participate in the Special Olympics, which is held every four years. It includes 26 Olympic type games. The numbers of participants in the Special Olympics range around two million. They hail from more than 150 different countries. The Special Olympics have created an opportunity for the mentally challenged people to show their mettle.