Smiling Family - Special Olympics athlete pictured with his Mum and Dad and younger brother

Our Work

Our Mission

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Our Vision

To drive and support a quality year-round sports programme that is embedded in local communities, resourced by vibrant and strong leaders, and offers health and well-being opportunities to athletes with an intellectual disability from 4 years of age upwards.

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Special Olympics athlete oath