Netherlands

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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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.

Netherlands Contact Info

Huis van de Sport
Wattbaan 31-49,
3439 ML Nieuwegein
The Netherlands

+31 621 649 600

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Upcoming Events

  • 3月
    04
    European Speed Skating Coaches Seminar
    3月 04, 2016 - 3月 06, 2016
     
    Utrecht
    NETHERLANDS
    European Speed Skating Coaches Seminar

    Speed Skating Coaches from Special Olympics programs across Europe and Central Asia will gather in Utrecht for up-skilling as well as discussion on how to further open opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities in speed skating.

    For more information
    Contact: Rachel Richardson
    Email: r.richardon@specialolympics.nl

    3月 04, 2016 - 3月 06, 2016
     
    De Vechtsebanen
    Utrecht
    NETHERLANDS
  • 5月
    13
    Unified Sailing Regatta
    5月 13, 2016 - 5月 15, 2016
     
    Rotterdam
    NETHERLANDS
    Unified Sailing Regatta

    A maximum of 50 athletes with intellectual disabilities will pair up with 50 athletes without intellectual disabilities to compete in this annual sailing event. The event is taking place in association with Olympus Nederland and Ronde Tafel (www.rondetafel.nl).

    For more information
    Contact: Rachel Richardson
    Email: r.richardon@specialolympics.nl

    5月 13, 2016 - 5月 15, 2016
     
    Kralingse Plas
    Rotterdam
    NETHERLANDS
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