• Do you live in London and have an Intellectual Disability?

    Come along to our free sports taster event to be held in the Queen Elizabeth Park, Copper Box.

    Register to attend

  • First Special Olympics GB athlete registers to take the Polar Plunge in Bath

    Read more

  • GB Team announced for 2015 Special Olympics World Games in L.A.

    We are delighted to announce the GB Team heading to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

    Read more

  • Take the Polar Plunge, the funds you raise will help our athletes!

    Leap into 20 tons of icy water in Bath on 6 December 2014 and in London on 7 February 2015  to raise money for our charity. 

    Find out more and register

  • I will be Victorious. Will you?

    We are launching a new challenge for the year ahead. Pick from over 40 great sporting challenges.

    Click here

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Welcome to Special Olympics Great Britain

We are proud to be the country’s largest provider of year-round sports training and competition programmes for children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

Our aim is to establish more Special Olympics sports clubs, more local, regional and national competitions, as well as working in partnership with existing local mainstream sports groups and helping to make them inclusive for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

We want every child and adult with an intellectual disability in GB who wants to have the opportunity to take part in quality sports training and competition, to improve their lives and in turn, the lives of everyone they touch.

With your support we can make this a reality for people with intellectual disabilities to experience fun, fitness and friendship through sport.

Upcoming Sport Competitions

Date Event Location
31/10/2014 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
01/11/2014 Standord Hall, Leicestershire
01/11/2014 to 02/11/2014 Lee Valley, Greater London

Do you want to play sports, at your own pace or level?


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Find out about our Polar Plunge.

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40 great sporting challenges to choose from.