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  • févr. 01 - févr. 28
    South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges
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    jeu. févr. 1 - mer. févr. 28, 2018
     
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    Statewide
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges

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    jeu. févr. 1 - mer. févr. 28, 2018
     

    Multiple Polar Plunge fundraising event take place across the state, mostly during the month of March. Many Unified Champion Schools get involved with the events as a way to raise money and awareness for both Special Olympics South Carolina on a state level as well as their individual school’s Special Olympics program. Youth and other supporters take the plunge into frigid bodies of water on behalf of Special Olympics.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Statewide
    Statewide
    Statewide, South Carolina
    USA
  • févr. 23 - févr. 24
    Special Olympics Burkina Faso National Games
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    ven. févr. 23 - sam. févr. 24, 2018
     
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    Ouagadougou
    Burkina Faso

    Special Olympics Burkina Faso National Games

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    ven. févr. 23 - sam. févr. 24, 2018
     

    Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Cycling, Football, and Swimming

    Venue(s)
    location
    Stade du 4 Août et Institut des Sciences du sport et du dévellopement humain d'Ouagadougou
    Stade du 4 août, Bureau n°62, P.O. Box 12 BP 25 Ouagadougou 12
    Ouagadougou
    Burkina Faso
  • févr. 26 - mars 02
    Africa Leadership Conference
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    lun. févr. 26 - ven. mars 02, 2018
     
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    Johannesburg
    Gauteng
    South Africa

    Africa Leadership Conference

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    lun. févr. 26 - ven. mars 02, 2018
     

    Program leaders, national directors, board chairpersons and Regional Athlete Input Council members will gather for the annual Africa Leadership Conference. The leadership conference agenda includes some important sessions such as the Special Olympics Connect, the 50th Anniversary celebrations, Fundraising, and many more. The Africa Region Leadership Conference has been held every year since 2014, and delegates are looking forward to this enriching event!

    Contact information

    • Charles Nyambe
      President and Managing Director, Special Olympics Africa Region
    Venue(s)
    location
    Birchwood Hotel and Conferencing Centre
    14 View Point Rd, Bartlett AH, Boksburg, 1456
    Johannesburg, Gauteng
    South Africa
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  • mars 02 - mars 03
    Louisiana State Indoor Games
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    ven. mars 2 - sam. mars 03, 2018
     
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    3 venues
    USA

    Louisiana State Indoor Games

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    ven. mars 2 - sam. mars 03, 2018
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Basketball, Bowling and Tennis. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


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    Venue(s)
    location
    Independence Park
    7500 INDEPENDENCE BLVD.
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
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    Sherwood Middle School
    1020 MARLBROOK DR
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
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  • mars 14 - mars 23
    2018 Special Olympic Middle East - North Africa 9th Regional Games
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    mer. mars 14 - ven. mars 23, 2018
     
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    2018 Special Olympic Middle East - North Africa 9th Regional Games

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    mer. mars 14 - ven. mars 23, 2018
     

    The Regional games will take place from 14- 23 March 2018 with the participation of around 1800 athletes competing in 16 different sports , 450 coaches, 3000 volunteers and 100 honored guests. On the sidelines of the games several initiatives will be held: Healthy athletes program- Families forum- Young athletes demo- Youth Summit.

  • mars 18 - mars 23
    XXIX Italy Winter Special Olympics Games
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    dim. mars 18 - ven. mars 23, 2018
     
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    Bardonecchia
    Susa
    Italy

    XXIX Italy Winter Special Olympics Games

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    dim. mars 18 - ven. mars 23, 2018
     

    From 18 to 23 March 2018 over 500 athletes are the protagonists of the XXIX Winter Special Olympics Winter Games held for the first time in Bardonecchia / Valsusa. The charming town is not new to hosting major sporting events; in February 2006 it was one of the seats of the XX Winter Olympic Games. The athletes compete in different sports specialties: from alpine skiing to cross-country skiing, from snowshoeing to snowboarding.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Bardonecchia
    Campo melez
    Bardonecchia, Susa
    Italy
  • avr. 06 - avr. 08
    Special Olympics Zimbabwe SO50 National Games
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    ven. avr. 6 - dim. avr. 08, 2018
     
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    Harare
    Zimbabwe

    Special Olympics Zimbabwe SO50 National Games

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    ven. avr. 6 - dim. avr. 08, 2018
     

    Athletics, Bocce, Football, Golf. The National Games will be used to commemorate the 50th year Anniversary!

    Venue(s)
    location
    Prince Edward School
    Josiah Tongogara Street
    Harare
    Zimbabwe
  • avr.
    14
    Southeast Regional Powerlifting Competition
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    sam. avr. 14, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Pittsburg
    Kansas
    USA

    Southeast Regional Powerlifting Competition

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    sam. avr. 14, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Southeast Regional Powerlifting will be held at the Legacy Fitness Center, 2614 N Joplin, Pittsburg, KS on Saturday, April 14. The competition will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, contact Chris Burt at burtc@ksso.org.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Legacy Fitness Center
    2614 N Joplin
    Pittsburg, Kansas
    USA
  • avr. 16 - avr. 20
    Special Olympics Australia National Games
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    lun. avr. 16 - ven. avr. 20, 2018
     
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    Adelaide
    South Australia
    Australia

    Special Olympics Australia National Games

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    lun. avr. 16 - ven. avr. 20, 2018
     

    The pinnacle event of the Special Olympics Australia calendar, 1,000 athletes with intellectual disability will compete in 11 sports in Adelaide at the 11th National Summer Games. Competition will inlcude: Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling (Tenpin), Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Sailing, Swimming and Tennis.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Adelaide Shores
    Military Rd, West Beach
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Australia
    Events will be held in world class sporting facilities throughout Adelaide.
  • avr. 28 - avr. 29
    Special Olympics Bénin National Games
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    sam. avr. 28 - dim. avr. 29, 2018
     
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    Porto-Novo
    Benin

    Special Olympics Bénin National Games

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    sam. avr. 28 - dim. avr. 29, 2018
     

    Athletics, Badminton, Bocce, Cycling, and Football to take place.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Stade Charles de Gaulle
    Esplanade de Gaulle
    Porto-Novo
    Benin
  • mai 11 - mai 13
    South Carolina State Summer Games
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    ven. mai 11 - dim. mai 13, 2018
     
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    Columbia
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina State Summer Games

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    ven. mai 11 - dim. mai 13, 2018
     

    Special Olympics South Carolina hosts more than 1400+ athletes, unified partners and coaches for the State Summer Games at the largest army training base in the country. Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina hosts the event with competition opportunities in aquatics, athletics (track & field), bocce (over 21 years old), bowling (under 21 years old), gymnastics and softball.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Ft. Jackson – Columbia
    Strom Thurmond Blvd.
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
  • mai 18 - mai 20
    Louisiana State Summer Games
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    ven. mai 18 - dim. mai 20, 2018
     
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    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

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    ven. mai 18 - dim. mai 20, 2018
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    500 W University Ave.
    Hammond, Louisiana
    USA
  • mai 25 - mai 26
    Special Olympics Uganda National Games
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    ven. mai 25 - sam. mai 26, 2018
     
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    Kampala
    Uganda

    Special Olympics Uganda National Games

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    ven. mai 25 - sam. mai 26, 2018
     

    Athletics, Football, Swimming, Volleyball will take place

    Venue(s)
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    Lugogo Sports Complex
    Plot 2-10 Coronation Avenue , National Council of Sports Complex Lugogo
    Kampala
    Uganda
  • juin 01 - juin 03
    Kansas State Summer Games
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    ven. juin 1 - dim. juin 03, 2018
     
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    Wichita
    Kansas
    USA

    Kansas State Summer Games

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    ven. juin 1 - dim. juin 03, 2018
     

    The State Summer Games will be held in Maize, June 1-3. Competition events on Friday are: Swimming, Cycling and Tennis. The Track & Field Events will be held Saturday & Sunday. Opening Ceremonies will take place on Friday, June 1. For more information about Summer Games, please contact Tim Rehder at rehdert@ksso.org


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    Venue(s)
    location
    Maize South High School
    3701 N Tyler Rd
    Wichita, Kansas
    USA
  • juin 10 - juin 12
    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games
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    dim. juin 10 - mar. juin 12, 2018
     
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    Nairobi
    Kenya

    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games

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    dim. juin 10 - mar. juin 12, 2018
     

    Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Cycling, Football, Golf, Handball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Beach Volleyball.

    Venue(s)
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    Safaricom Stadium
    Kasarani
    Nairobi
    Kenya
  • juin 14 - juin 17
    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games
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    jeu. juin 14 - dim. juin 17, 2018
     
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    Dublin
    Ireland

    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games

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    jeu. juin 14 - dim. juin 17, 2018
     

    Circa 1,600 athletes from all corners of Ireland will participate in the 4-day residential Games in 13 sports competitions and a Motor Activities Training Programme. Competitions will include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Kayaking, Swimming, Tenpin Bowling, Table Tennis, and Pitch & Putt.

    Venue(s)
    location

    Dublin
    Ireland
  • juin 20 - juin 22
    Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018
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    mer. juin 20 - ven. juin 22, 2018
     
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    Kigali
    Rwanda

    Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018

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    mer. juin 20 - ven. juin 22, 2018
     

    Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Football, Swimming in the Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018.

    Venue(s)
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    Amahoro National Stadium
    Remera
    Kigali
    Rwanda
  • juil. 17 - juil. 22
    Special Olympics 50th Anniversary
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    mar. juil. 17 - dim. juil. 22, 2018
     
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    3 venues
    USA

    Special Olympics 50th Anniversary

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    mar. juil. 17 - dim. juil. 22, 2018
     

    The spark that became today's Special Olympics movement ignited at the first 1968 International Summer Games in Chicago, Ill., USA. Five decades later, we are returning to Chicago to launch the year-long Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebrations. Here's what we have planned so far: From 17 to 21 July, the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Football Cup competition will team people with and without intellectual disabilities from all over the world. A total of 24 teams -- from every region of the world -- will take part. These include 16 men's teams and eight women's teams. On 20 July, The Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run Commemorative Run will include Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from Illinois and elsewhere. On 22 July, in Chicago and around the world, a day for everyone to celebrate the history of Special Olympics and its bright future. Athletes from the first 1968 Games will be joined by today's athletes to tell their stories of empowerment. Members of the public, Special Olympics families and others come together on the playing field for Unified Sports experiences. Change the Game Day will be a global festival of togetherness and sharing for all. Join us as we play together, learn from each other, and chart an inspiring course for the future!


    Venue(s)
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    Unified Football Cup
    Toyota Park
    7000 Harlem Ave
    Bridgeview, Illinois
    USA
    From 17 to 21 July, the Special Olympics Unified Football Cup competition will team people with and without intellectual disabilities from all over the world.
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    50th Anniversary Torch Run
    Throughout the City
    Route to be announced
    Chicago, Illinois
    USA
    On 20 July, Commemorative Run will include Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from Illinois and elsewhere.
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  • mars 14 - mars 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    jeu. mars 14 - jeu. mars 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    jeu. mars 14 - jeu. mars 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.