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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

  • feb. 23 - feb. 24
    Special Olympics Burkina Faso National Games
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    vi. feb. 23 - sá. feb. 24, 2018
     
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    Ouagadougou
    Burkina Faso

    Special Olympics Burkina Faso National Games

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    vi. feb. 23 - sá. feb. 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
  • abr. 06 - abr. 08
    Special Olympics Zimbabwe SO50 National Games
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    vi. abr. 6 - do. abr. 08, 2018
     
    location
    Harare
    Zimbabwe

    Special Olympics Zimbabwe SO50 National Games

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    vi. abr. 6 - do. abr. 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
  • abr. 16 - abr. 20
    Special Olympics Australia National Games
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    lu. abr. 16 - vi. abr. 20, 2018
     
    location
    Adelaide
    South Australia
    Australia

    Special Olympics Australia National Games

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    lu. abr. 16 - vi. abr. 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.
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  • abr. 28 - abr. 29
    Special Olympics Bénin National Games
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    sá. abr. 28 - do. abr. 29, 2018
     
    location
    Porto-Novo
    Benin

    Special Olympics Bénin National Games

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    sá. abr. 28 - do. abr. 29, 2018
     

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

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

    South Carolina State Summer Games

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    vi. may. 11 - do. may. 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
  • may. 18 - may. 20
    Louisiana State Summer Games
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    vi. may. 18 - do. may. 20, 2018
     
    location
    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

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    vi. may. 18 - do. may. 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
  • may. 25 - may. 26
    Special Olympics Uganda National Games
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    vi. may. 25 - sá. may. 26, 2018
     
    location
    Kampala
    Uganda

    Special Olympics Uganda National Games

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    vi. may. 25 - sá. may. 26, 2018
     

    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
  • jun. 01 - jun. 03
    Kansas State Summer Games
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    vi. jun. 1 - do. jun. 03, 2018
     
    location
    Wichita
    Kansas
    USA

    Kansas State Summer Games

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    vi. jun. 1 - do. jun. 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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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Maize South High School
    3701 N Tyler Rd
    Wichita, Kansas
    USA
  • jun. 10 - jun. 12
    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games
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    do. jun. 10 - ma. jun. 12, 2018
     
    location
    Nairobi
    Kenya

    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games

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    do. jun. 10 - ma. jun. 12, 2018
     

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

    Venue(s)
    location
    Safaricom Stadium
    Kasarani
    Nairobi
    Kenya
  • jun. 14 - jun. 17
    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games
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    ju. jun. 14 - do. jun. 17, 2018
     
    location
    Dublin
    Ireland

    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games

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    ju. jun. 14 - do. jun. 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
  • jun. 20 - jun. 22
    Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018
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    mi. jun. 20 - vi. jun. 22, 2018
     
    location
    Kigali
    Rwanda

    Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018

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    mi. jun. 20 - vi. jun. 22, 2018
     

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

    Venue(s)
    location
    Amahoro National Stadium
    Remera
    Kigali
    Rwanda
  • mar. 14 - mar. 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    ju. mar. 14 - ju. mar. 21, 2019
     
    location
    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    ju. mar. 14 - ju. mar. 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.