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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.

About This Page

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

  • juin
    02
    Invitational Unified 7-a-side Football Tournament
    juin 02, 2016 - juin 05, 2016
     
    Villarreal
    SPAIN
    Invitational Unified 7-a-side Football Tournament

    For 3 days, special Olympics Unified Football teams from all over Spain, and from 4 European countries, will gather to enjoy their favourite game in the sports facilities of one of the most important teams of the Spanish Premier League: Villarreal CF.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: David Pequeño
    Email: info@specialolympics.es
    Phone: +34932174224

    juin 02, 2016 - juin 05, 2016
     
    Ciudad Deportiva del Villarreal CF
    Villarreal, Valencia
    SPAIN
  • juin
    03
    State Summer Games
    juin 03, 2016 - juin 05, 2016
     
    Kingston
    Rhode Island
    State Summer Games

    Join us as 1,500 athletes from 60 teams participate in a weekend-long event at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. Sports offered include: Aquatics, Athletics, Bowling, Cycling, Motor Activities Training Program, Powerlifting and Soccer. Even though some competitions begin Friday, June 3rd during the day, Opening Ceremonies will be held that evening at 7:30pm.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Chris Hopkins
    Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
    Phone: 401-349-4900

    juin 03, 2016 - juin 05, 2016
     
    University of Rhode Island
    45 Upper College Road
    Kingston, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • juin
    21
    Invitational 7-a-side Football Tournament "Baltic Cup"
    juin 21, 2016 - juin 25, 2016
     
    Kedainiai
    LITHUANIA
    Invitational 7-a-side Football Tournament "Baltic Cup"

    Two-hundred forty athletes, both male and female, are expected to compete in the Invitational 7-a-side Football Tournament "Baltic Cup" at the Kedainiai arena. The athletes will gather from 12 European countries.

    For more information
    Contact: Vaiva Cojocari
    Email: vaivava@hotmail.com

    juin 21, 2016 - juin 25, 2016
     
    Kedainiai Arena
    Kedainiai
    LITHUANIA
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