Special Olympics

Anyone with an intellectual (learning) disability is eligible to participate in the Special Olympics programme regardless of age or ability level.
Special Olympics GB offers a full range of training and competition opportunities in summer and winter sports to all people with intelectual disabilites in Great Britain.
Children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities who participate in the Special Olympics sports programme develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. They grow mentally, socially and spiritually and ultimately discover not only new friends, abilities and talents, but their "voices" as well.

Activity type:

Disability Sports

How to get involved:

Special Olympics helps individuals with intellectual disabilities overcome barriers through sports. Every day we empower our athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life.

Equipment needed:

No equipment required

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