• Golfing excellence for Special Olympics athletes is par for the course in Cornwall

    Wonderful news coming in from the deepest and beautiful South West of England where Special Olympics GB golfers are making up half of the 60 participants in a golfing project which is really gathering awareness and momentum.

  • Volunteer shortlisted for The 2015 Sunday Times & Sky Sports Community Award

    We are delighted to be able to share some great news about national recognition for one of Special Olympics GB's long-time volunteers and servants. Good people deserve good things and this lady is one of them.

    Kay Salter has been shortlisted for The 2015 Sunday Times & Sky Sports Community Award.

  • Athlete receives the Senior Male Sports Personality Award at The City of Worcester

    Great news coming in from Worcestershire. Special Olympics athlete and part of the World Games GB Team, Ben O'Brien, has won The Senior Male Sports Personality Award at The City of Worcester - which is the highest mainstream award for male athletes.

    Ben's Mum Gail O'Brien said:

  • Over 70 athletes competed at the Special Olympics East Midlands Athletics Competition

    Athletes from Special Olympics clubs Leicestershire, Sheffield, Worcestershire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Lincolnshire participated in the Special Olympics East Midlands Regional Competition at the Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston on Saturday 26 September 2015. In total 78 athletes with intellectual disabilities competed at the event.

    Angela Morley, secretary of Special Olympics East Midlands programme explained:

  • Volunteer Keith Wilcox keeps the Special Olympics spirit in the North burning

    If you could capture and bottle the contribution to Special Olympics GB of individuals over many years across the country, then Keith Wilcox would be one of those.

    If there is a story to try and encourage more people to continue the success of Special Olympics, then look no further than our volunteer Keith Wilcox in the North East England.

    Keith is the Northern Regional Chairman of Special Olympics GB and also a board member of the charity.

  • Tennis athletes and coaches from the East Midlands win Sporting Chance Awards

    Special Olympics GB is thrilled to have been recognised at the inaugural Sporting Chance Awards in September.

    The launch ceremony recognised individuals, clubs and programmes which enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or with disabilities to enjoy a sporting chance across the UK.

  • Proud mother shares the story of her son's life changing journey

    Special Olympics GB’s Equestrian team member Sam Oliver is a proper, young gentlemen. You would not forget him once you have met him.

    Sam, who is 17 and from Worcestershire, put every ounce of his wonderfully polite and graceful personality into his performances at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles during July and August 2015.

  • National Grid's Fun Games event raises funds for SOGB

    Fun and Games were the order of the day at the National Grid’s ‘SOGB Summer Games’ fundraising event held at Leamington Spa Football Club in Warwick on Wednesday 9 September.  The clouds parted and the sun shone on the 15 teams from National Grid who competed against each other in six activities which involved large inflatable castles, parrot costumes, soap suds and three giants with huge feet. 

  • Kiera and her coach produce golden moments and a great future

    Kiera Byland, from Special Olympics GB’s Cycling team at the World Games in Los Angeles, came back with an astonishing personal haul of three Gold medals.

    However, the 17 year old from Bolton, also returned with huge gratitude and respect for Special Olympics GB and its volunteers and coaches who have guided our athletes on their journeys.

    Kiera explained:

  • Special Olympics Bristol and BANES launch at Bristol SportsFest

    Bristol SportsFest was an inclusive celebration of sport and physical activity across the West of England held on Saturday 12 September 2015 in Bristol's Millennium Square.

  • Sophie's Special Olympics Success Makes Mum Proud

    Sophie Hughes at 14 was the youngest member of the Special Olympics GB team to represent her country in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles.

    Sophie rose to great heights in her performances. Her precision was flawless and her confidence soared. She was one very happy gymnast at the end of this once in a lifetime event.

  • Roger and his Special Olympics Leicester athletes are a slam dunk in their new £11m facility

    We are very lucky and humbled to have some of the very best volunteers and coaches in the country at Special Olympics GB (SOGB).

    As you may have seen over the last few weeks, we have been talking to many of them and also our athletes’ families since the World Games in Los Angeles - to give a sample of some of the great sporting journeys across England, Scotland and Wales.

  • City of St Albans welcomes home their Special Olympics heroes

    From Glasgow to Swansea to Plymouth to Manchester and every point in between, our Special Olympics World Games athletes have been welcomed home with open arms.

    Across England, Scotland and Wales, the red carpet has been rolled for our athletes by their clubs, local Mayors, regional television and radio stations.

  • Paralympics gold medallist celebrates a decade of the British Learning Disability Swimming Championships by challenging swimmers to a race

    150 swimmers from across the UK competed at The British Learning Disability Swimming Championships at the Wales National Pool in Swansea on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August.

    This year marked the 10th anniversary of The Championships, run jointly by Mencap and Special Olympics GB, and sponsored by Westfield Health.

  • Cycling Challenge raises £18,000 for our charity

    In May 2015, a team formed and led by South London based technology solutions integrator  and consultant - Brookcourt Solutions took to the saddle in a cycling challenge starting in Ashford in the UK and finishing in Reims, France – riding over 250 miles in total.  

  • Golf Athletes compete at The Shire in London

    15 Athletes from Dumfries & Galloway,Lothian, Forth Valley,Yorkshire & Humberside, West Midlands, Eastern, South East and South East regions gathered to compete at The Shire London on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 of August 2015.

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  • Daniel Wolff's Special Olympics coach and great grandfather inspire his road to LA success

    In the picture below the person running on the second line from the right, is Daniel Wolff from Worcester Park in Surrey, England. He was one of over 100 Special Olympics GB athletes chosen to represent the country at the 2015 World Summer Games.

  • Team SOGB Homecoming

    Athletes, head coaches, coaches and management team made it to British soil safe and sound on Tuesday 4 August 2015 after two weeks of sports competition and camaraderie at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.

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  • 1st Conference and Come & Try for People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities

    We are still over the moon that our athletes made Britain proud at the World Summer Games in Los Angeles after seven days of competition - but let’s not forget that Special Olympics it is more than a sporting event. Our charity is proud of its year-around sports training and competition programmes that are open to all children and adults with intellectual disabilitie

  • Day 12: Final World Games Medals Tally - after 7 full days of sport

    Below is the #TEAMSOGB Final World Games Awards Tally - after 7 full days of sport 

     

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