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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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Athletics Events

  • May
    28
    Special Olympics Bahamas National Track & Field Games
    May 28, 2016
    09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Nassau
    BAHAMAS
    Special Olympics Bahamas National Track & Field Games

    Join us May 28th at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas as our athletes from New Providence (Nassau), Abaco, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera compete and show their skill in athletics competition (track & field). Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    For more information
    Email: amanda@specialolympicsbahamas.org

    May 28, 2016
    09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
    Nassau
    BAHAMAS
  • Jun
    02
    Michigan State Summer Games
    Jun 02, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
     
    Mount Pleasant
    Michigan
    Michigan State Summer Games

    The State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash take place June 2-4, 2016 on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. The State Summer Games is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,600 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members and spectators attending each year. Ten types of competition are offered at the State Summer Games each year, including aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, power lifting, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training program. Athletes compete in State Summer Games after qualifying at local competitions throughout the year. The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families. The State Summer Games are proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premier Gold Medal Sponsor of Special Olympics Michigan.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Aaron Mills
    Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
    Phone: 989-774-4393

    Jun 02, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
     
    Central Michigan University
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • Jun
    03
    Kansas Summer Games
    Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
     
    Wichita
    Kansas
    Kansas Summer Games

    This three day event will begin on June 3, competition will be held in cycling, tennis and aquatics. Healthy Athletes will also take place. Opening Ceremonies will be on Friday, June 3. Competition in athletics will begin on Saturday June 4 and end on Sunday June 5.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
     
    Wichita State University
    1845 Fairmount St
    Wichita, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
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