Football

Football

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.

World's Most Popular Sport

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.
Football

About This Page

Played in just about every country, the sport's success is due to the fact that it can be played by boys, girls, men and women of just about any physical build and ability. Football requires little in the way of specialized equipment and is organized using simple, intuitive rules. It's so fundamental to the future of Special Olympics' growth plans that it is the focus of our Global Football initiative. Football is perfect for Special Olympics Unified Sports, in which people with and without intellectual disabilities play on the same teams. In 2010, Special Olympics held its Unity Cup in connection with the World Cup. The coming years will see more exciting global and regional football events for Special Olympics.

Football Events

  • Jun 29 - Jul 02
    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games
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    Thu Jun 29 - Sun Jul 02, 2017
     
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    Nantes
    France

    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games

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    Thu Jun 29 - Sun Jul 02, 2017
     

    For four days, this event will bring together over 1000 athletes and coaches from all over France as well as 100 volunteers and a dozen partners. This major event will allow Special Olympics France athletes to participate in six sports (athletics, motorsports, judo, petanque, 7-a-side football and basketball ) and various discovery activities associating students and school children in the city. Healthy Athletes screenings will also be offered to athletes.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Sports Complex Mangin Beaulieu
    2 Rue Louis Joxe
    Nantes
    France
  • Jul 03 - Jul 06
    Special Olympics Australia Junior National Games
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    Mon Jul 3 - Thu Jul 06, 2017
     
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    Gold Coast
    QLD
    Australia

    Special Olympics Australia Junior National Games

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    Mon Jul 3 - Thu Jul 06, 2017
     

    130 athletes aged 8-15 will represent their state in athletics, basketball, football and swimming at the 4th Junior National Games on the Gold Coast.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre
    1 Sports Drive, Runaway Bay
    Gold Coast, QLD
    Australia
  • Jul 07 - Jul 09
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
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    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     
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    5 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

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    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Basketball, Bocce, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball and Swimming
    Family Leisure Centre
    2000 Division Ave N.
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
    location
    5-pin Bowling and 10-pin Bowling
    Panorama Bowling Lanes
    820 FA Ave SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
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