Involvement in sport builds confidence, skill and determination. Sports training enhances focus and teaches participants important lessons about perseverance, endurance and setting goals. For Special Olympics athletes, participation also provides a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy.

Special Olympics GB works in partnership with other charities, disability sports organisations and National Governing Bodies in order to provide as many sporting opportunities as possible.

Special Olympics GB offers 26 different individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.


The sports we currently offer are:

* These sports are classified as ‘nationally popular’ and there are currently no international competition opportunities within Special Olympics.





For more details about the sports offered by Special Olympics, current rules and Special Olympics Coaching Guides, please visit the Special Olympics International website.

Find out which sports are offered by your nearest Special Olympics club.


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