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.

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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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Summer SportsOur athletes run, jump, swim and score in summer.See Slideshow »


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Power of SportsSports are a powerful way to change our athlete’s lives.See Slideshow »


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Special Olympics Blog

A Powerful Prescription

"Physical activity is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug."read more »

Posted on 2014-05-06 by Healthy Athletes

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