Special Olympics Bharat has 11,52,972 athletes registered across 679 districts of India under their purview as of March 2015. Special Olympics Bharat, accredited by Special Olympics Inc, specially cater to athletes who are intellectually challenged and have an IQ below 70. Air Marshal Denzil Keelor, PVSM,KC, AVSM, VrC, is the CEO of Special Olympics Bharat. In the international and national competitions, besides the gold, silver and bronze medals, athletes up to 8th place are awarded special ribbons of various colours.