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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Athletics Events

  • May 25 - May 28
    2017 Texas Summer Games
    Thu May 25 - Sun May 28, 2017
     
    8 venues
    USA

    2017 Texas Summer Games

    Thu May 25 - Sun May 28, 2017
     

    The 2017 Summer Games will feature competition in Athletics, Basketball, Cycling, Gymnastics and Tennis for more than 3,000 Texas athletes.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University of Texas at Arlington
    300 W. First Street
    Arlington
    USA
    Opening Ceremonies and Athletics
    UT Arlington - Maverick Stadium
    1307 W. Mitchell
    Arlington, Texas
    USA
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  • Jun 02 - Jun 04
    49th Annual Rhode Island State Summer Games
    Fri Jun 2 - Sun Jun 04, 2017
     
    Kingston
    Rhode Island
    USA

    49th Annual Rhode Island State Summer Games

    Fri Jun 2 - Sun Jun 04, 2017
     

    The State Summer Games will be held Friday, June 2nd, through Sunday June 4th at the University of Rhode Island. Over 1,500 athletes will be participating in sports over the course of this most anticipated weekend-long sporting event of the year! Sports that will be offered include: Track & Field, Swimming, Cycling, Bowling, Powerlifting, Soccer & Motor Activities Training Program.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University of Rhode Island
    45 Upper College Road
    Kingston, Rhode Island
    USA
  • Jun 29 - Jul 02
    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games
    Thu Jun 29 - Sun Jul 02, 2017
     
    Nantes
    France
    France

    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games

    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)
    Sports Complex Mangin Beaulieu
    2 Rue Louis Joxe
    Nantes, France
    France
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