An international competition held every two years, alternating between Summer and Winter Games, for anyone 8 years or older who has intellectual disabilities. The first Special Olympics were held in Chicago in 1968
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Often, people with intellectual disabilities are sidelined and forgotten," added Costello.Costello and Special Olympics Regional Director Charles Nyambe interacted with athletes with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Kajiado County on Tuesday.
(https://www.specialolympics.org/about/eunice-kennedy-shriver) Eunice Kennedy Shriver , a fierce defender of the rights of people with intellectual disabilities, founded the Special Olympics more than 50 years ago.