Sports & Games

Special Olympics offers over 32 Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

Sports are a powerful tool for making the world know the power of Special Olympics. The Power of Sports
See great photos of competitions in Special Olympics summer sports. Slideshow: Summer Sports
Sport is a powerful part of Special Olympics goal of acceptance and respect. Video: Sport Teaches Us
Unified Sports: teams of people with and without intellectual disabilities competing. Unified Sports page

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Sports play a critical role in the health and development of all children, including those with disabilities. ” Hon. Ann Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF 

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Special Olympics Coaching Guides

In Special Olympics sports, winning and losing are beside the point. Building confidence, skill and fitness through training and competition are the foundation of the Special Olympics sports experience.


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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Made Possible by The Annenberg Foundation

The Special Olympics movement is profoundly grateful for the support of the Annenberg Foundation which has underwritten the production of the coaches’ guides and resources, supporting our global goals for coaches’ excellence.

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Coaching in SerbiaCoaches from three countries met in Serbia to hone their skills.See slideshow »


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In Deep WaterGo feet first for one of the newest Special Olympics sports.See Slideshow »


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Летние виды спортаЛетом наши спортсмены бегают, прыгают, плавают и побеждают.Просмотреть демонстрацию слайдов »


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Special Olympics Blog

Suneedhi: a Girl, a Clinic, a Dream

For a dental surgeon such as myself, screening was just the first step! i felt we needed to go beyond examinations to ensuring people with intellectual disability got any treatment that they needed. I felt I could help more. read more »

Posted on 2014-09-22 by Lynn

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