• 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.

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  • A huge success for our 49 GB Athletes

    On a final incredible sporting day of the European Games the GB Team surged past 100 medals

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  • You’ve seen the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ – now try the real thing!

    Take the plunge in Bath on 6 December 2014.

    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.

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  • Share your time and skills to help transform lives through sport

    With more that 150 clubs across the country and over 100 competitions happening all year-round, we are sure there is a volunteer opportunity for you!

    Get Involved!

special olympics

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
24/10/2014 Christ's Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0YP
25/10/2014 Winchester, Hampshire
25/10/2014 Silverstone, Northamptonshire

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40 great sporting challenges to choose from.