Special Olympics Resources

The Special Olympics Resources site is a self-service website. Get the tools, files, information and advice you need to get work done.

New Rule and Rule Change Summaries Now Available

Rafael Pacheco

Rule and Rule Changes are now available for 28 of our 30-plus sports. We will announce the rest as they are available.

Events Calendar Now Supports Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Other Languages

Rafael Pacheco

The Special Olympics Events Calendar now will display event information in English and all other languages. When you fill out the event form, you can mix your own language plus English.

Act Fast: Two Ways for Programs to Highlight Successes in October

Will Schermerhorn

Special Olympics will be promoting two kinds of success stories in October. Programs can contribute their success stories using the Special Olympics Share Story system.

Essential Resources


Resources all Special Olympics Programs need.

Now and Next

Get the resources for events, promotions and Games that are happening now or soon.

All Resources by Category

Sports Essentials

Tools that Special Olympics Programs need to ensure safe, high quality training and competitions.

Leading A Program

Tools Programs need for accreditation, effective operation and innovative leadership.

Marketing and Communications

Get the information, files, tools and advice you need to explain and promote the value of Special Olympics to audiences local and global.

Games and Competitions

Promote upcoming regional and world games plus promote and run games at the Program level.

Community Building

Special Olympics inititiatives in health, family, early involvement and opportunities for personal growth.

Strategic Plan

The Global Strategic Plan is centered on two primary goals, with relevant strategies and targets for our movement.


All the resources for health-related programs, Healthy Athletes disciplines, Healthy Communities and tools and information needed to promote and run events.

How-To Guides

Find the basics about many aspects of Special Olympics as an organization, plus helpful overviews of many important other topics.

Planning and Finance

To be successful, Special Olympics Programs need to handle the day to day, but also plan for the future. Here's what you need to do that.

Raising Funds

Programs must secure donations from individuals, groups, companies and organizations in their communities to be successful.