Training & Documentation
Get information on running events, including how the Games Management System works and how to use it.
Sport Rules and Info
For all official and recognized Special Olympics sports, here are downloads and interactive tools for athletes, coaches, officials and technical delegates.
- Sports Guides, Rules and Information: For all of our recognized and official sports, find coaching guides, development models, photos and videos and other related materials. You can also find information on “Other Sports” (locally popular sports which are not official Summer or Winter sports) at the end of this page.
- About Special Olympics Rules: The heart of Special Olympics is competitions, the races, matches, tournaments and games for people with intellectual disabilities. In many ways, these competitions are like sports run by any other organization, but there are some key differences.
- Sports Rules Article 1 in English, Chinese, Russian and Spanish: The official Special Olympics Sports Rules provide standards for Special Olympics training and competition. Sports Rules Article I provides general principles not found in the sport-specific rules and is essential knowledge for all people involved with Special Olympics sports. This page has Sports Rules Article 1 in Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish.
2015 World Summer Games
The 2015 World Summer Games occurred on July 2015 and were held in and around Los Angeles, California.
Visual Guidelines for Games and Events
2017 World Winter Games in Austria
Collection of all of the resources related to 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.
Press Kit 2017 World Winter Games