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Special Olympics
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Country: United States of America
National Headquarters: Special Olympics

1133 19th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 USA

Company Head: Timothy Shriver
Date Founded: 1968

The Special Olympics was founded in 1962 as a summer day camp in the backyard of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy.[1] Shriver and Justice Anne Burke officially launched the Special Olympics on July 20, 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88." .August 11, 2009. Accessed on August 11, 2009.
  2. "Special Olympics founder still working after 40 years." USA Today. July 16, 2008. Accessed on August 11, 2009.