MainStoriesMy Life as a Special Olympics athlete My Life as a Special Olympics athleteMeloni | янв 29, 2013 | North America: Illinois I began competing when i was 19 yrs old. My team is kieffer independent. My coaches started a team for their son who has austism. They have been going strong since their son was 8 yrs old. We compete in track and bowling. Special Olympics gives me a oppertunity to compete and be proud of my disability and earn medals. I competed at nationals level in 2010 for bowling and it was fun.