Special Olympics Australia provides opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to achieve their personal best through weekly sports training and regular competition in communities across Australia. 

While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a community. Whatever their motivation, our network of volunteers deliver great sports programs in an environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud.

People with an intellectual disability are often ridiculed, misunderstood, isolated or simply ignored. Yet with understanding and support they often achieve beyond expectation.

You can help us give more people with an intellectual disability a chance to achieve their personal best. Learn more about Special Olympics, be inspired by our athletes or best of all, get involved!

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Latest News

Thanks IGA!

29 August 2016 | Thank you IGA Australia stores and customers for raising over $190,000 to help us provide sport for people with an intellectual disability in local communities across the country!

World Winter Games

30 August 2016 | In 200 days, 12 Aussie athletes will compete at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Click here to support the team.