Powerlifting

This page draws together powerlifting-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.


300 x 200 Powerlifting with IPF Logo

Special Olympics is pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Powerlifting Federation and appreciates the championship competition opportunities the IPF has provided for Special Olympics athletes.View the Powerlifting Fact Sheet

Every athlete aims in lifting more weights than the opponent using specific moves. In Special Olympics Powerlifting is much more than deadlift, squat or bench press. It is effort, persistence and loyalty. Training, determination and attitude, are the key facts that define the balance between a successful or a failed attempt. The barbell, despite testing the physical strength, is also highlighting the athlete’s inner wish to improve, “not to make compromises."

The International Powerlifting Federation, which is the international governing body for the sport of powerlifting, has been supporting Special Olympics lifters for years. In April 2013, the IPF and Special Olympics agreed to work together to grow the sport worldwide for people with intellectual disabilities. For example, Special Olympics athletes competed during the 2013 Women's and Men's World Masters Powerlifting Championships in Orlando, Florida, USA. The IPF has agreed to share its expertise in Special Olympics powerlifting skills workshops.


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Powerlifting Events


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Event

Location

янв 5 - мар 5 2014

Summer Games - Arizona

Join Special Olympics Arizona on 1-3 May at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona as athletes from around the state compete in 3 days of athletic competition. Athletes will be competing in the following sports: athletics, powerlifting, kayaking, Unified kayaking doubles, softball, tennis and Unified tennis. Hope to see you there!
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Jamie Heckerman
Email:jamie@SpecialOlympicsArizona.org
Phone:602-230-9135
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Grand Canyon University
3300 W. Camelback Rd.

Phoenix, Arizona
UNITED STATES

янв 5 - мар 5 2014

Summer Games - Wyoming

We are busily planning the 2014 Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Games, and hope that you’ll be able to join us on 1-3 May at Laramie Rec Center. Over 600 athletes and partners from around the state will be competing in aquatics, athletics, basketball and powerlifting. Don't miss out on experiencing the power of sport.
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Laramie Rec Center
920 Boulder Dr.

Laramie, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

фев 5 - мар 5 2014

East Region Spring Games

Join Special Olympics Washington-East Region on May 2-3 at Eastern Washington University to play along at this fabulous two day event! Featuring sports as varied as swimming and powerlifting. It's sure to be a great time for athletes, volunteers and spectators alike.
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Jill Ives
Email:jives@sowa.org
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Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington
UNITED STATES

сен 5 - окт 5 2014

South Carolina State Summer Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina on March 9th - 10th as over a 1,000 athletes, coaches and unified partners will come together for 2 days of competition in 6 sports in the city of Columbia. Athletes will compete in athletics, badminton, gymnastics, masters bocce, powerlifting, softball, swimming and under 21 bowling.
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org
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Ft. Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

май 15 - 17 2014

South Dakota State Summer Games

Join Special Olympics South Dakota on 15-17 May at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota as athletes from around the state compete in 3 days of athletic competition. Athletes will be competing in the following sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Aquatics, Powerlifting and Athletics. Hope to see you there!
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Mistie Caldwell
Email:director@visitspearfish.com
Phone:605-717-9294
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Black Hills State University
1200 University Blvd

Spearfish, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

мая 16, 2014

Tennesse State Summer Games

The 2014 State Summer Games will be held May 16th and 17th in Nashville, TN. Over 2500 athletes, coaches, volunteers, and family members will attend the two day event. Athletes will compete in seven sports:Aquatics, Athletics, Bocce, Unified Bocce, Powerlifting, Tennis, and Unified Volleyball
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Meg Takahashi
Phone:615-329-1375
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Lipscomb University and Centennial Sportsplex
Nashville, Tennesse
UNITED STATES

май 23 - 25 2014

Louisiana State Summer Games

Join us May 23-25 at Southeastern Louisiana University in the city of Hammond as 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. For more details, refer to the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Louisiana
Email:volunteer@laso.org
Phone:1-800-345-6644
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Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

май 29 - 31 2014

Michigan State Summer Games

Join more than 2,600 Special Olympics athletes and 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperons, family members, volunteers and spectators at the 2014 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games. Opening Ceremonies are Thursday, May 29 with the Games running through Saturday, May 31. Ten types of competition are offered at the State Summer Games each year, including aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, powerlifting, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training program. Athletes compete in State Summer Games after qualifying at local competitions throughout the year.
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Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone:(989) 774-4393
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Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

май 30 - янв 6 2014

Hawaii State Summer Games

Over 1,000 Athletes and Coaches from throughout the state of Hawaii will participate in our Summer Games at the University of Hawaii and Central Oahu Regional Park. Athletes began training in February and are competing in Area and Regional competitions from the end of March through the beginning of May in preparation for the Summer Games. Competition will be held in Powerlifting, Softball, Swimming and Track and Field. The Special Olympics Hawaii Summer Games have been held continuously since 1968.
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University of Hawaii and Central Oahu Regional Park
Hilo, Hawaii
UNITED STATES

май 30 - янв 6 2014

Special Olympics Washington 2014 Summer Games

Summer games is the culmination of the Summer season as nearly 2,800 Special Olympics Athletes compete over three days at the 2014 Summer Games on Joint Base Lewis McChord, May 30-June 1. Athletes participate in swimming, soccer, track & field, powerlifting and cycling, reminding us all that at Special Olympics , it's about celebrating the ability and the belief that everyone competes, everyone plays and sport's has no boundaries.
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Eva Levingrub
Email:Elevingrub@sowa.org
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Joint Base Lewis McChord
Ft. Lewis, Washington
UNITED STATES

май 30 - янв 6 2014

Rhode Island State Summer Games

After weeks of training and competing at Area Games, athletes from all over Rhode Island will be compete against their peers in aquatics, athletics, bowling, cycling, motor activities training program, powerlifting and unified soccer. We invite you to join us on the University of Rhode Island campus and watch our athletes achieve their personal best! For more details click on the link below.
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University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

май 30 - янв 6 2014

Missouri State Summer Games

More than 2,500 athletes and coaches, along with family and friends from across Missouri will converge in Columbia on May 30-June for the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. Athletes will compete in athletics, aquatics, basketball, bowling, powerlifting and volleyball. Come and cheer on our athletes and experience the power of sports.
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Trish Lutz
Email:lutz@somo.org
Phone:(573) 635-1660
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University of Missouri (Mizzou)
Columbia, Missouri
UNITED STATES

май 30 - янв 6 2014

North Carolina State Summer Games

Join Special Olympics North Carolina May 30th through June 1st in Raleigh and Cary for two days of state-level competition in aquatics, athletics, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and volleyball. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Various Locations in Raleigh & Cary
Various Cities, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

май 30 - 31 2014

Special Olympics North Dakota State Summer Games

Our annual State Summer Games to include volleyball, aquatics, power lifting, bocce, and track and field events.
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Alex Sumner
Email:traindir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0331
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Davies High School
7150 25th St S

Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

май 31 - фев 6 2014

Colorado State Summer Games

Join us on May 31-Jun 2 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado as athletes from around the state will compete in athletics, powerlifting and football (soccer). Cheer on our amazing athletes as they compete to achieve their personal bests. If you are interested in volunteering for the Games please contact Kate Roche at 720-359-3130.
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Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, Colorado
UNITED STATES

января 06, 2014

2014 Special Olympics Powerlifting Toronto Open

Eligibility: All Male and Female Special Olympics Powerlifters, All Weight Classes Weigh in: 8AM (All Classes) Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in each class (Men, Women), Best Team Award Special Olympic Canada Powerlifting Rules will be enforced Lifts Contested: Bench Press, Deadlift, and Squat Note: One Piece Wrestling/Weightlifting Singlet - Mandatory Competition Apparel Entry Fee: To Be Determined Entry Deadline: April 19, 2014
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Chris Ball
Email:chrisball13@gmail.com
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Variety Village
3701 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2

Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

июн 13 - 21 2014

2014 USA National Games

The USA National Games be centered in and around Princeton and the Greater Mercer County area. Venues will include Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, and Mercer County Park. The New Jersey Devils have offered The Prudential Center as the venue for the Opening Ceremonies. The National Games will feature nearly 3,500 athletes competing in 14 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 50,000 family, friends and spectators. Non-competitive special events will include the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run™ that will symbolize the start of the competition and Healthy Athletes, a place where the athletes can get vital health screenings. Youth and education events will also be held in conjunction with the Games as young leaders rally around making change for the better of the Special Olympics movement and promoting acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities.
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Greg Epperson
Email:gepperson@specialolympics.org
Phone:919-785-0700
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Several Locations - New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

авг 7 - дек 7 2014

2014 Canada National Summer Games

The Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will feature 11 sports, making the 2014 Games the largest Canadian Games ever. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, football (Soccer), golf, gymnastics, powerlifting and softball. It is anticipated that over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials will be part of the 2014 Games, in addition to over 1,000 Event volunteers, who will help to make this an outstanding and truly memorable experience for everyone involved.
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Email:info@vancouver2014.com
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University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA

окт 20 - 24 2014

Special Olympics Middle East - N. Africa Powerlifting, Tennis & Gymnastics Coaches Training Seminar

Special Olympics in the Middle East - N. Africa region will host coaching training seminars for Special Olympics Powerlifting, Tennis & Gymnastics 20-24 October in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For each sport the training seminars will cover the basics of coaching Special Olympics athletes, principles of coaching, nutrition, safety and fitness, preparing the athletes for competition, sport safety and risk management.
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Riyadh
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

июл 24 - фев 8 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


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