South Africa

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

South Africa Contact Info

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Unit 300
Ground Floor, Process House
Epsom Downs Office Park
13 Sloane Street
Bryanston, 2152
Johannesburg, South Africa

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+27 11 706 3323

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Upcoming Events

  • 7月
    29
    Family Health Forum
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    周六 7月 29, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Durban
    Kwa Zulu Natal
    South Africa

    Family Health Forum

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    周六 7月 29, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Sponsored by Lions Club International, the Family Health Forum (FHF) initiative is designed to engage families of those with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Special Olympics and offer an environment where parents and caregivers can gain direct access to health information, resources, and support.

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    Venue(s)
    location
    Ningizimu Special School
    63 Kenyon Howden Rd, Montclair, Durban, 4004
    Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal
    South Africa
  • 8月
    05
    District Competition Mopani
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    周六 8月 05, 2017
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Giyani
    Limpopo
    South Africa

    District Competition Mopani

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    周六 8月 05, 2017
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    The Mopani District will be hosting district competition games st Giyani Stadium, Limpopo.

    Contact information

    • Mr Maduwa
      072 777 2841
    Venue(s)
    location
    Giyani Stadium
    Giyani-A, Giyani, 0826
    Giyani, Limpopo
    South Africa
  • 8月
    09
    Unified Ladies Tournament
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    周三 8月 09, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Mogwase
    North West
    South Africa

    Unified Ladies Tournament

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    周三 8月 09, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Special Olympics South Africa Athletes from Holy Family Combined school will be hosting a Unified ladies football tournament

    Contact information

    • Piet Seroke
      Special Olympics South Africa Football Champion
      078 417 3927
    Venue(s)
    location
    Holy Family Sport Ground
    Mogwase Unit 4, 0314
    Mogwase, North West
    South Africa
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  • 8月
    12
    Healthy Athletes Screening
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    周六 8月 12, 2017
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    location
    Giyani
    Limpopo
    South Africa

    Healthy Athletes Screening

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    周六 8月 12, 2017
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® program, offers health services and information to athletes in dire need. In all, more than 1.7 million free health examinations have been conducted in more than 130 countries. In the process, Special Olympics has become the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities.

    Contact information

    • Mr Maduwa
      Provincial Coordinator
      0727772841
    Venue(s)
    location
    Giyani Unigaz Hall
    Giyani, Limpopo
    South Africa
  • 8月 15 - 8月 18
    Coaches Training
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    周二 8月 15 - 周五 8月 18, 2017
     
    location
    Mhluzi
    Middelburg - MP -- North West
    South Africa

    Coaches Training

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    周二 8月 15 - 周五 8月 18, 2017
     

    Special Olympics South Africa National Office will be hosting a coaches training.

    Contact information

    • Kgao Mogatle
      Training Organiser
      0825196678
    Venue(s)
    location
    Reatlegile Special School
    365 Balai St
    Mhluzi, Middelburg - MP -- North West
    South Africa
  • 3月 14 - 3月 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    周四 3月 14 - 周四 3月 21, 2019
     
    location
    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    周四 3月 14 - 周四 3月 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.

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