Special Olympics


Through the power of sport, Special Olympics Australia strives to create a more unified world by championing the inclusion and acceptance of people with an intellectual disability.

Special Olympics Australia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop not only their physical fitness but also their social and emotional skills whilst experiencing joy alongside family, friends, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible to participate with Special Olympics Australia you must have some form of intellectual disability and or cognitive impairment/delay. For specific guidelines on the requirements, you can visit: Special Olympics Official General Rules

Special Olympics Young Athletes

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 8 years old. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers, and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking, and throwing.

To find out more visit: https://www.specialolympics.com.au/youngathletes


Special Olympics Resources

Gymnastics resources:
https://resources.specialolympics.org/sports-essentials/sports-and-coaching/gymnastics

https://www.specialolympics.com.au/Stories/special-olympics-strong-minds

https://www.specialolympics.com.au/Stories/special-olympics-paralympics-whats-the-difference

https://www.specialolympics.com.au/Stories/common-myths-about-id