Best answer: What sports are played in the Special Olympics?

Participating National Olympic Committees

How many sports does Special Olympics have?

Special Olympics supports over 5 million athletes, 1 million coaches and volunteers, more than 100,000 competitions each year, and 32 Olympic-type sports through programs in more than 170 countries.

What events do Special Olympics have?


  • Alpine Skiing.
  • Aquatics.
  • Athletics.
  • Badminton.
  • Basketball.
  • Bocce.
  • Boccia.
  • Bowls.

What Italian game is now in the Special Olympics?

Bocce is an Italian game. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a palina. Bocce as a Special Olympics sport provides people with special needs the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence.

Is there baseball in the Special Olympics?

Major League Baseball All-Stars Willson Contreras and Gleyber Torres joined Special Olympics as the first MLB players to be named Global Ambassadors. …

Was bowling in the Olympics?

Bowling was featured in the Summer Olympic Games demonstration programme in 1988 in at the Seoul’s Royal Bowling Center on 18 September 1988. A total of 20 nations competed in the men’s and women’s tournament. … It was also a demonstration sport at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

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