• The logo and creative identity for our next National Games revealed

  • 100 athletes to compete at our National Alpine Skiing Competition

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  • GB athletes return victorious from Pre-World Winter Games

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  • Report confirms the crucial role of families & carers in enabling people with learning disabilities to take part in sport

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  • Alpine Skiers and Ice Skaters to take part at Pre-World Games in Austria

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special olympics

Year-round sports opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities

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


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
19/02/2016 to 21/02/2016 Ravenscraig Sports Facility, 1 O'Donnell Way, Motherwell, Scotland ML1 2TZ
20/02/2016 [EN]GAGE Sports Centre, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh EH11 4BN
27/02/2016 Disc Dundee International Sports Centre, Mains Loan, Dundee, Angus DD4 7AA

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The games will be held between

7-11 August 2017.

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