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Athletics

This page draws together athletics-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Total Fitness Development

The sport of athletics encourages athletes of all abilities and ages to compete at their optimum level. Through the track-and-field-based athletics training program, participants can develop total fitness to compete in any sport. As with all Special Olympics sports, athletics offers athletes the opportunity to learn through skill development and competitive settings and to be involved in large social settings.

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  • Jun 29 - Jul 02
    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games
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    Thu Jun 29 - Sun Jul 02, 2017
     
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    Nantes
    France

    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games

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    Thu Jun 29 - Sun Jul 02, 2017
     

    For four days, this event will bring together over 1000 athletes and coaches from all over France as well as 100 volunteers and a dozen partners. This major event will allow Special Olympics France athletes to participate in six sports (athletics, motorsports, judo, petanque, 7-a-side football and basketball ) and various discovery activities associating students and school children in the city. Healthy Athletes screenings will also be offered to athletes.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Sports Complex Mangin Beaulieu
    2 Rue Louis Joxe
    Nantes
    France
  • Jul 03 - Jul 06
    Special Olympics Australia Junior National Games
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    Mon Jul 3 - Thu Jul 06, 2017
     
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    Gold Coast
    QLD
    Australia

    Special Olympics Australia Junior National Games

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    Mon Jul 3 - Thu Jul 06, 2017
     

    130 athletes aged 8-15 will represent their state in athletics, basketball, football and swimming at the 4th Junior National Games on the Gold Coast.


    Venue(s)
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    Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre
    1 Sports Drive, Runaway Bay
    Gold Coast, QLD
    Australia
  • Jul 07 - Jul 09
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
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    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     
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    5 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

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    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Basketball, Bocce, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball and Swimming
    Family Leisure Centre
    2000 Division Ave N.
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
    location
    5-pin Bowling and 10-pin Bowling
    Panorama Bowling Lanes
    820 FA Ave SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
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