from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun plural A program of competitive sports events fashioned after the Olympic Games and intended for mentally challenged athletes.
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- proper noun A sports competition held every two years for people who have mental retardation.
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- noun an athletic contest modeled after the Olympic Games but intended for mentally or physically handicapped persons
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And I know, because of conversations I've had with the president, about Special Olympics, since I'm the international coach of Special Olympics, I know where his heart is at.
We decided to focus on just United Way and Special Olympics on the charity side, but knew we needed to find another way to make this business work.
She and her husband had five children: Robert Sargent Shriver III; Maria; Timothy, the current chairman of Special Olympics; Mark; and Anthony.