Sports & Games

Special Olympics offers 30-plus 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.