At Special Olympics Great Britain, our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing skills, gifts and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
To facilitate access to year round inclusive training and competition for all people in Great Britain with an intellectual disability through direct provision and partnerships.
Special Olympics aims to
- Provide quality sports training 48 weeks per year to encourage fitness, commitment and discipline through sport
- Provide as many Special Olympics athletes as possible, with the opportunity to participate, train and compete in a wide variety of sports and events
- Provide quality coaching
- Help athletes develop social skills and build friendships through the interaction and team spirit of their sports training and competition
- Provide athletes with the experience of new cultures when travelling abroad
- Encourage athletes to compete and participate for the fun of it, rather than focus on winning
- Promote the inclusion of people with an intellectual (learning) disability in mainstream sport
Year in Review 2016