Football

Football

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.

World's Most Popular Sport

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.
Football

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Played in just about every country, the sport's success is due to the fact that it can be played by boys, girls, men and women of just about any physical build and ability. Football requires little in the way of specialized equipment and is organized using simple, intuitive rules. It's so fundamental to the future of Special Olympics' growth plans that it is the focus of our Global Football initiative. Football is perfect for Special Olympics Unified Sports, in which people with and without intellectual disabilities play on the same teams. In 2010, Special Olympics held its Unity Cup in connection with the World Cup. The coming years will see more exciting global and regional football events for Special Olympics.

Football Events

  • شوال 05 - شوال 08
    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games
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    الخميس شوال 5 - الأحد شوال 08, 1438
     
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    Nantes
    France

    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games

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    الخميس شوال 5 - الأحد شوال 08, 1438
     

    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
  • شوال 13 - شوال 15
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
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    الجمعة شوال 13 - الأحد شوال 15, 1438
     
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    5 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

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    الجمعة شوال 13 - الأحد شوال 15, 1438
     

    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)
    location
    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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  • شوال 16 - شوال 18
    Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games 2017
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    الإثنين شوال 16 - الأربعاء شوال 18, 1438
     
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    44135 Dortmund
    Nordrhein-Westfalen
    Germany

    Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games 2017

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    الإثنين شوال 16 - الأربعاء شوال 18, 1438
     

    From the 10-12 July 2017, the Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games will be hosted in Neuss near the river Rhine. About 1000 athletes are expected to compete in 12 different of sports (athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, equestrian, football, golf, judo, roller skating, swimming, and table tennis). There will also be a big opening ceremony, 4 healthy athletes disciplines (Fit Feet, Health Promotion, Fun Fitness and Strong Minds) and MATP. It will be lots of fun! So, if you are nearby, come around and enjoy the games with us!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Marc Becker
    Leuthardstraße 9
    44135 Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen
    Germany
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