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Sports & Games

Special Olympics offers over 32 Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

Sports are a powerful tool for making the world know the power of Special Olympics. The Power of Sports
See great photos of competitions in Special Olympics summer sports. Slideshow: Summer Sports
Sport is a powerful part of Special Olympics goal of acceptance and respect. Video: Sport Teaches Us
Unified Sports: teams of people with and without intellectual disabilities competing. Unified Sports page

All Sports

Sports play a critical role in the health and development of all children, including those with disabilities. ” Hon. Ann Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF 

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Special Olympics Coaching Guides

In Special Olympics sports, winning and losing are beside the point. Building confidence, skill and fitness through training and competition are the foundation of the Special Olympics sports experience.


Comment Impliquez-vous à Special Olympics près de chez vous

L'entrainement sportif et les competitions se déroulent dans 170 pays du monde. Vous pouvez vous impliquez en prenant contact avec le bureau près de chez vous.

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Rendu possible par la fondation Annenberg

The Special Olympics movement is profoundly grateful for the support of the Annenberg Foundation which has underwritten the production of the coaches’ guides and resources, supporting our global goals for coaches’ excellence.

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Videos and Photos

Pouvoir du sportLe sport est un moyen efficace de changer la vie de nos athlètes.Voir le diaporama »


Videos and Photos

Coaching in SerbiaCoaches from three countries met in Serbia to hone their skills.See slideshow »


Videos and Photos

In Deep WaterGo feet first for one of the newest Special Olympics sports.See Slideshow »


Videos and Photos

Sports d’étéEn été, nos athlètes courent, sautent, nagent et marquent.Voir le diaporama »


Videos and Photos



Special Olympics Blog

Sport and Tech Team Up for Good

Now, thanks to Microsoft, athletes, coaches and families will have rapid access to useful information about their scores, times, personal bests, fitness and health. Special Olympics can use this capability to dramatically improve the lives of people in our Movement.  read more »

Posted on 2014-10-27 by Janet

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