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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The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance. Help us reach one more person who wants to participate.  
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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

  • авг 15 - авг 18
    Coaches Training
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    Вт авг 15 - Пт авг 18, 2017
     
    location
    Mhluzi
    Middelburg - MP -- North West
    South Africa

    Coaches Training

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    Вт авг 15 - Пт авг 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
  • фев 26 - мар 02
    Africa Leadership Conference
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    Пн фев 26 - Пт мар 02, 2018
     
    location
    Johannesburg
    Gauteng
    South Africa

    Africa Leadership Conference

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    Пн фев 26 - Пт мар 02, 2018
     

    Program leaders, national directors, board chairpersons and Regional Athlete Input Council members will gather for the annual Africa Leadership Conference. The leadership conference agenda includes some important sessions such as the Special Olympics Connect, the 50th Anniversary celebrations, Fundraising, and many more. The Africa Region Leadership Conference has been held every year since 2014, and delegates are looking forward to this enriching event!

    Contact information

    • Charles Nyambe
      President and Managing Director, Special Olympics Africa Region
    Venue(s)
    location
    Birchwood Hotel and Conferencing Centre
    14 View Point Rd, Bartlett AH, Boksburg, 1456
    Johannesburg, Gauteng
    South Africa
  • мар 14 - мар 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Чт мар 14 - Чт мар 21, 2019
     
    location
    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Чт мар 14 - Чт мар 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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