Reposted with permission of BBC Witness
In the summer of 1968, the first Special Olympics was held at Soldier Field in Chicago. Special Olympics has since grown to become the largest sporting event for those with intellectual disabilities.
They are now held every two years in major cities around the world.
BBC Witness went back to Soldier Field to speak to Frank Olivo, a competitor at the first Special Olympics, and Anne Burke, an organizer. View segment
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