2017 Reach Report
The 2017 Reach Report presents data sourced from the Special Olympics annual census, which surveys the breadth, depth and impact of the global Special Olympics movement. This includes data from 225 Programs in 174 countries on athletes, coaches and competitions, plus other key metrics.
Special Olympics Reach by Global Region
Region North America Latin America Asia Pacific East Asia Africa Middle East/North Africa Europe Eurasia
Athletes 793,939 360,166 1,732,855 1,342,072 254,635 174,060 511,762
Athlete Growth 4% 3% 9% 2% 8% 13% 0%
Coaches 152,837 28,303 150,361 61,744 25,596 7,911 31,137
Coaches Growth 18% 3% 15% 1% 13% 11% -1%
Volunteers 727,767 64,058 144,080 65,506 29,588 11,701 71,997
Volunteers Growth 6% -11% 2% -12% 12% -1% -2%
Youth Leadership 49,700 2,187 7,705 3,558 882 328 2,419
Youth Leadership Growth 24% 19% 64% 5% 46% 3% 12%
Healthy Athletes Screenings 81,783 23,233 19,397 9,900 22,933 5,444 32,781
Unified Sports
Region North America Latin America Asia Pacific East Asia Africa Middle East/North Africa Europe Eurasia
Unified Athletes 114,756 26,769 248,142 269,675 50,880 8,886 42,756
Unified Athlete Growth 18% 12% 31% 2% 11% -3% 7%
Unified Partners 112,100 20,373 327,919 336,873 35,274 7,635 32,129
Unified Partner Growth 13% 15% 60% 1% 21% -6% 9%
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