Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in over 220 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

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

  • May
    13
    Unified Sailing Regatta
    May 13, 2016 - May 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

    May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
     
    Kralingse Plas
    Rotterdam
    NETHERLANDS
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