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English definition of “the Special Olympics”

the Special Olympics

noun [plural]    
a set of international sports competitions for people who have lower than usual mental abilitiesHandicap and the disabledSpecific sporting events
(Definition of the Special Olympics noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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