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This page draws together bowling-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.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics bowling.  View the Bowling Fact Sheet

Ten-pin Bowling commonly called "Bowling" in the US, is a competitive sport in which a player (the "bowler") rolles a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objectvie of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible.

Although Bowling does not belong to the Olympic sports, it is among the most popular sports in Special Olympics. It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it's great fun!


Bowling Stories and News


三月 18, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Israel

Special Olympics Israel - Unified League - Pairs

By Reuven Astrachan

The I.B.F players and Special Olympics athlete warming up before the beginning of the games

The first round of the Unified League was held on Friday, February 21, 2014. Unified League is a special and unique project that kicked off activities a few weeks ago, in the wake of a cooperation agreement signed between the Israel Bowling Association and Special Olympics Israel.View Story The first round of the Unified League was held on Friday, February 21, 2014. Unified League is a special and unique project that kicked off activities a few weeks ago, in the wake of a cooperation agreement signed between the Israel Bowling Association and Special Olympics Israel. The League will be held once a month until July, and will continue after the summer holidays with additional athletes and players who want to join in the activities. 24 Special Olympics Athletes and 24 Players from 5 clubs of Israel Bowling Federation came from far and wide to the competition held at the Petach Tikva Bowling Center. The Bowling Association players and the Special Olympics athletes played together in a pair format, two pairs on each lane. In each League round, each pair will be allocated to a lane with another pair, which will provide an opportunity for all the participants, from all over the country, to get to know one another. Furthermore, the Club players coach the Special Olympics athletes on a weekly basis, outside of the League competition (each pair at its home club), in order to advance the Athletes, both from a professional aspect as well as from the social aspect (such as: Collaborating as a pair during the game, etc.).

About Reuven Astrachan:Acting National Director & National Sport Director
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三月 18, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Israel

A Unified Bowling Project in Israel

By Reuven Astrachan

After months of preparation, a special, unique and important project has been rolled out – the Unified Bowling League of the Special Olympics bowlers and the bowlers of the Israeli Bowling federation.View Story After months of preparation, a special, unique and important project has been rolled out – the Unified Bowling League of the Special Olympics bowlers and the bowlers of the Israeli Bowling federation. The unified project is the result of a cooperation agreement signed in November 2013 between the two organizations. The league is held in a Pairs format with the pair comprising one Special Olympics player and one Bowling federation player. The Bowling federation players will train the Special Olympics players as part of the project and every few weeks they will meet at one of the Bowling Centers around Israel to hold national league games. We wish all the participants in the project great success and thank the Bowling federation players who volunteered for this noble activity.

About Reuven Astrachan:Acting National Director & National Sport Director
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五月 20, 2013 | East Asia: China

澳门特殊奥运会“关爱共融保龄球赛”

By Lafael Liu

3月23日下午,澳门特殊奥运会与澳门电讯有限公司在佳景保龄球场共同举办了一场别开生面的“关爱共融保龄球赛”, 共有20多名来自澳门电讯的志愿者及特奥运动员组成多支队伍切磋技艺。View Story 3月23日下午,澳门特殊奥运会与澳门电讯有限公司在佳景保龄球场共同举办了一场别开生面的“关爱共融保龄球赛”, 共有20多名来自澳门电讯的志愿者及特奥运动员组成多支队伍切磋技艺。賽后,志愿者们还和特奥运动员一同进行了轻松的茶聚,分享各自感受。

About Lafael Liu:我是国际特殊奥林匹克东亚区市场传讯部助理经理
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Upcoming Bowling Events


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十月 17, 2015

Upper Peninsula Regional Bowling Tournament

Join us on Ocotber 17th at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain, Michigan as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Their will be three rounds of bowling and the event is being sponsored by Boss. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Laura Doney
Email:[email protected]
Phone:906-282-4787
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Recreation Lanes
1555 North Stephenson Avenue

Iron Mountain, Michigan
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十月 25, 2015

Southwest Region Bowling Tournament - Tacoma

Join us October 25th in Tacoma, Washington as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Scott Friberg
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Tacoma, Washington
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十一月 19, 2015

Lexington School Districts 1-4 Bowling Tournament

Come and cheer on our elementary and middle schools as they demonstrate their courage and determination for a day of traditional and unified bowling competition. This event will be held on November 19th at JC's Lexington Bowl in Lexington, South Carolina. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form.
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JC's Lexington Bowl
5380 Augusta Rd

Lexington, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

十一月 19, 2015

Lexington/Richland School District 5 Bowling Tournament

Want to experience bowling competition in its purest form? Come to Anchor Lanes in Irmo, South Carolina on November 19th to cheer on our athletes as they compete in traditional and unified bowling. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports.
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Anchor Lanes
1000 Columbia Ave

Irmo, South Carolina
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十一月 20, 2015

Lexington School Districts 1-4 High School Bowling Tournament

Join us November 20th at JC's Lexington Bowl in Lexington, South Carolina as all high schools compete and show their skill in traditional and unified bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.
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JC's Lexington Bowl
5380 Augusta Rd

Lexington, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

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Bowling Competitions

2014 Canada Summer Games

The Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games was the largest Canadian Games ever. See results and teams.


2014 USA Games

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games ran June 14-21. See results and stories.


2013 Asia Pacific Games


2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


How to Get Involved in Special Olympics

Special Olympics sports training, coaching and competitions go on in more than 170 countries around the world. You can get involved by getting in touch with the closest Special Olympics office.

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