The official Special Olympics Sport Rules govern all Special Olympics competitions. Special Olympics has developed these rules based upon International Federation and Governing Body Rules for each sport. Please refer to Sport Rules Article 1 for information pertaining to Codes of Conduct, Training Standards, Medical and Safety Requirements, Divisioning, Awards, Criteria for Advancement to Higher Levels of Competition, and Unified Sports®.
2016 Sports Rules
The 2016 Sport Rules for each sport are arranged in a new numerical format with an interactive Table of Contents.
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2014 Sport Rules
In order to allow Programs to transition to the new rules, the 2014 Summer Rules will remain posted through December 31, 2016, and the 2014 Winter Rules will remain posted through March 26, 2017.
These are the rules that will be used for the 2017 World Winter Games – Austria.