• Day 11: GB to play Bangladesh for Gold in LA

    A fantastic win for the #TEAMSOGB football 11 a side team in a fierce game against Ireland. A fantastic performance form Dean Lawrie set the team off on the front foot and Ben Kelly shot the team in front in the opening stages of the game.  Andy Fulton followed up with his eighth goal of the tournament before Matthew Dodds added to the tally. Sean McCulloch rose like a Californian sea lion in the box to head home the team’s fourth goal.

  • Day 10: Awards Tally - after 5 full days of sport

    The #TEAMSOGB World Games Awards Tally - after 5 full days of sport stands as:

    29 Gold, 28 Sliver, 11 Bronze and 14 Fourth place. Total – 68 Medals

    Aquatics:  Well done Welsh wizard Matthew Allen pic: 

  • Listen to our BBC Radio 4 Appeal on Sunday 2 August

    We are delighted that actor and Special Olympics GB’s Ambassador Colin Salmon has lent his voice for our BBC Radio 4 appeal scheduled to broadcast on Thursday 6 August at 3:27 pm. Please click here for more information. 
  • Day 9: Filled with sporting highlights

    Athletics: Head Coach Ellen Baldwin is thrilled with her team and expecting a good day today (Thursday) with:

  • Day 8: Medals Tally after 3 full days

     

    The #TEAMSOGB Medals Tally after 3 full days is: 21 Gold , 16 Sliver and 12 Bronze. For a total – 48 Medals

    Smashing Rythmic Gymnastics performances

  • Day 7: Actress Vanessa Williams welcomes athletes, sporting updates and more

    We told you yesterday what a job BBC & ITV were doing telling the inspiring stories of #TEAMSOGB’s athletes – check out these tailored ITV pieces – three samples from 12 different regions that requested them.  Outstanding and there is more to come.  Thank you ITV!

  • Day 6: Swimmer wins the first medal for the GB Team

    Michelle Moran has won a Silver medal in the 50m breaststroke – the first medal for #TEAMSOGB at this World Games!  This was very quickly followed up by a second silver  for #TEAMSOGB – also in the Pool by Jonathon Taylour in the 25m backstroke.  

     

  • Day 5: Opening Ceremony

    The spirit of sport is always bigger than any result.  That is the essence of Special Olympics and what will be on show over the next 7 days at venues throughout Los Angeles. The qualities of sportsmanship, joy, confidence, self-belief, competition, courage and friendship are all forged by the spirit Special Olympics’ athletes.
     

  • Day 4: Competition about to start for #TEAMSOGB

    Chris O’Connor, the British Consul General in South West USA, has just put on the most incredible pre-World Games red carpet party in Los Angeles for #TEAMSOGB’s 100 plus athletes with learning disabilities and their coaches - with LA based Brits Audley Harrison, Mark ‘Rhino’ Smith and Nigel Lythgoe just some of the star names in attendance to show their support for Special Olympics Great Britain.

  • Day 3: First official picture of the entire Team in LA & more

    A wonderful sight. The first official picture of the entire #TEAMSOGB Special Olympics Great Britain squad finally together in Los Angeles for the World Games @LA2015, has been taken.  

  • Day 2: Team SOGB begins their Calabasas adventures

    Wednesday, 22 July 2015

    A team of over 100 Special Olympics Great Britain athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities who touched down in Los Angeles on Tuesday, were reunited at noon yesterday (Wednesday) in the warm, wonderful and welcoming surroundings of their host town, Calabasas – 25 miles outside downtown LA. We are delighted to say, #TEAMSOGB is now complete.

  • Day 1: GB Team arrives to LA

    A team of over 100 Special Olympics Great Britain athletes with intellectual disabilities touched down in Los Angeles to represent their country at the World Games on Tuesday evening.

  • PFA and Special Olympics GB on side for stars heading to LA

    On the eve of Special Olympics GB’s team of over 100 athletes with intellectual disabilities heading to the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles, the charity is thrilled to announce a very kind donation from The Professional Footballers’ Association to provide the kit for the football players for this once in a lifetime experience.

     

  • US Ambassador to the UK host Reception for the GB Team

    On Monday, 20 July 2015, the athletes were honoured and hosted by the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Matthew Barzun at Winfield House, Regents Park, London in a send-off reception. Stars of sport, stage, and screen were also present, including Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville and Samantha Bond and 24, Arrow, and James Bond's Colin Salmon. There was food, activities, and general entretainment for all.

  • Special Olympics GB’s very own stars heading for LA & the World Games

    The day has finally arrived. Can you imagine the excitement of our athletes and pride of their family, friends coaches and volunteers this morning? 

    Special Olympics GB’s World Games team arrive in London for an Official Reception at US Ambassador’s Regents Park Residence - hosted by The Ambassador.

  • Games Countdown: One week before the town of Calabasas welcomes the GB Team

    This time next week, the people of Calabasas, 30 miles from LA, will welcome Special Olympics Great Britain.  The GB athletes cannot wait.

  • UNIQLO UK holds Special Olympics GB sendoff events

    UNIQLO UK recently hosted two events in support and celebration of the Special Olympics Great Britain team heading to the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, which UNIQLO supports.

  • Excitement and fun at Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Athletics Competition

    What a perfect start to the day for an athletics event – dry and without wind! The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain attended the opening ceremony of the Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Ahtletics Competition on 5 July in Sheffield and presented awards to some of the athletes. Despite some teams being delayed by road diversions, the event started promptly with 100 athletes in attendance.

  • Southern Region Athletics Competition goes from strength to strength

    There was a real buzz at the Special Olympics GB Southern Region Athletics Competition in Eton on Sunday 5 July 2015, which hits a special landmark and goes from strength to strength.

    The excitement was all around. Athletes supporting each other. Everyone smiling and lots of 'high-fiving' one another. The camaraderie between athletes was incredibly strong.

  • Special Olympics St Albans Awarded Clubmark

    We are delighted that Special Olympics St Albans has been awarded with the prestigious Sport England Clubmark Accreditation, which recognises the hardwork and dedication of Susi Williams, the club's Coordinator and Sports Development Officer, and the continuous support of the Special Olympics athletes and their families.

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