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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

  • شعبان 12 - شعبان 13
    Special Olympics Bénin National Games
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    السبت شعبان 12 - الأحد شعبان 13, 1439
     
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    Porto-Novo
    Benin

    Special Olympics Bénin National Games

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    السبت شعبان 12 - الأحد شعبان 13, 1439
     

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

    Venue(s)
    location
    Stade Charles de Gaulle
    Esplanade de Gaulle
    Porto-Novo
    Benin
  • شعبان 23 - شعبان 25
    24th Special Olympics Iran national Games
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    الأربعاء شعبان 23 - الجمعة شعبان 25, 1439
     
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    Gorgan
    Golestan
    Iran

    24th Special Olympics Iran national Games

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    الأربعاء شعبان 23 - الجمعة شعبان 25, 1439
     

    The 24th games will be held in Gorgan, Golestan state, Iran with 300 athletes and 300 coaches, family members, volunteers and executive staff. 3 sports event: Athletics, Bocce, 5-a-side football, and Basketball as demonstration plus 2 initiative event: Healthy athlete and the Family forum will be held.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Gorgan city Sport complex
    Gorgan, Imam sport complex
    Gorgan, Golestan
    Iran
    The events will be held in Sport complex and the athletes will stay in Behzisty Toskastan complex.
  • شعبان 25 - شعبان 27
    South Carolina State Summer Games
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    الجمعة شعبان 25 - الأحد شعبان 27, 1439
     
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    Columbia
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina State Summer Games

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    الجمعة شعبان 25 - الأحد شعبان 27, 1439
     

    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
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  • رمضان 03 - رمضان 05
    Louisiana State Summer Games
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    الجمعة رمضان 3 - الأحد رمضان 05, 1439
     
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    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

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    الجمعة رمضان 3 - الأحد رمضان 05, 1439
     

    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
  • رمضان 10 - رمضان 11
    Special Olympics Uganda National Games
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    الجمعة رمضان 10 - السبت رمضان 11, 1439
     
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    Kampala
    Uganda

    Special Olympics Uganda National Games

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    الجمعة رمضان 10 - السبت رمضان 11, 1439
     

    Athletics, Football, Swimming, Volleyball will take place

    Venue(s)
    location
    Lugogo Sports Complex
    Plot 2-10 Coronation Avenue , National Council of Sports Complex Lugogo
    Kampala
    Uganda
  • رمضان 16 - رمضان 18
    State Summer Games
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    الخميس رمضان 16 - السبت رمضان 18, 1439
     
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    Mount Pleasant
    Michigan
    USA

    State Summer Games

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    الخميس رمضان 16 - السبت رمضان 18, 1439
     

    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 athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, power lifting, swimming, 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 is proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premier Gold Medallion Partner of Special Olympics Michigan.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Central Michigan University
    2400 East Campus Drive
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    USA
  • رمضان 17 - رمضان 19
    Kansas State Summer Games
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    الجمعة رمضان 17 - الأحد رمضان 19, 1439
     
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    Wichita
    Kansas
    USA

    Kansas State Summer Games

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    الجمعة رمضان 17 - الأحد رمضان 19, 1439
     

    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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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Maize South High School
    3701 N Tyler Rd
    Wichita, Kansas
    USA
  • رمضان 26 - رمضان 28
    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games
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    الأحد رمضان 26 - الثلاثاء رمضان 28, 1439
     
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    Nairobi
    Kenya

    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games

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    الأحد رمضان 26 - الثلاثاء رمضان 28, 1439
     

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

    Venue(s)
    location
    Safaricom Stadium
    Kasarani
    Nairobi
    Kenya
  • رمضان 30 - شوال 03
    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games
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    الخميس رمضان 30 - الأحد شوال 03, 1439
     
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    Dublin
    Ireland

    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games

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    الخميس رمضان 30 - الأحد شوال 03, 1439
     

    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
  • شوال 06 - شوال 08
    Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018
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    الأربعاء شوال 6 - الجمعة شوال 08, 1439
     
    location
    Kigali
    Rwanda

    Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018

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    الأربعاء شوال 6 - الجمعة شوال 08, 1439
     

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

    Venue(s)
    location
    Amahoro National Stadium
    Remera
    Kigali
    Rwanda
  • رجب 07 - رجب 14
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    الخميس رجب 7 - الخميس رجب 14, 1440
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    الخميس رجب 7 - الخميس رجب 14, 1440
     

    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.