Lesser known facts about Special Olympics Bharat
The Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games are well-known in the sporting world. However, when it comes to the Special Olympics, there is very little awareness about the same.
The Special Olympics event was started in 1968. It is the world's largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
More than five million athletes from 172 countries are a part of this event.
In fact, there are 1.4 million athletes from India alone. 70% of the athletes are from village areas and local communities.
It can be said that India leads in the Special Olympics event, a social cum sporting event that aims to change things for the better in the lives of people suffering from intellectual disabilities.
The Special Olympics Bharat team lives by the aim of the tournament which says, “Let me win. But, if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt.”