Special Olympics: Meaning and Definition of

Spe'cial Olym'pics

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an international program of fitness and athletic competition for children and adults who are mentally and often physically handicapped, founded in 1968 and featuring events and quadrennial games modeled on those of the Olympics as well as regional and national competitions.
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