What does the Special Olympics offer?

What are the benefits of the Special Olympics?

Special Olympics is empowering athletes with intellectual disabilities to be leaders in society by providing them opportunities to learn skills that transcend the playing field. Our athletes hold jobs, go to school and are active members in their communities.

What sports are offered in Special Olympics?

Choose Your Sport

  • Basketball. Basketball is a one of the top sports at Special Olympics. …
  • Bocce. Bocce is an Italian game. …
  • Bowling. …
  • Cycling. …
  • Distance Running. …
  • Equestrian. …
  • Floor Hockey. …
  • Golf.

What does the Special Olympics represent?

Special Olympics is a global organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion among people with and without intellectual disabilities. We unleash the power of the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world.

Do Special Olympic athletes get paid?

In fact, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) does not pay athletes a cent for their appearance in the Olympics. Athletes have to fund their way either from their own pockets or through other means.

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