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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. 
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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Special Olympics Bhutan is recognized as a Founding Committee. A Founding Committee is a group of people who join together and apply to Special Olympics International for recognition and the right to use the name "Special Olympics" with the ultimate goal of being accredited as a Program.

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.  

Bhutan Contact Info

P.O. Box 310
Thimpu, Bhutan

+975 23 24 226

Email: Contact us

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    Athlete Leadership Program
    Sep 26, 2016
    09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
    Athlete Leadership Program

    Special Olympics Bhutan will be organizing its first ALP"s Program in the country The program will focus on the following topics: 1. Orientation and awareness on Special Olympic's; 2. What is ALP's program? The roles and responsibilities of global messengers /athletes /what they can do to promote the movement and how they can contribute to overall development of the country; 3. Importance of acceptance, recognizing their abilities and showcasing them through many events; 4. Public speaking , group work and making individual as well as group presentations. The participants will include athletes from Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for Special Children and Youth and Changangkha Middle Secondary School.

    For more information
    Contact: Deki Zam
    Email: dekzang@hotmail.com
    Phone: 00975-02-327650

    Sep 26, 2016
    09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
    Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for Special Children and Youth
    P.O.Box: 747, Above RICB Colony
    Thimphu, Thimphu City
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