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Welcome to the home of Special Olympics Isle of Man.
Helping Men, Women and Children with intellectual disabilities through sport.
You can find all the information you need to Volunteer, Coach, Compete and Donate.
Founded in 1985 Special Olympics Isle of Man is part of the Special Olympics family with over 170 countries helping men, women and children with intellectual disabilities through sport, making Special Olympics the largest sporting organisation in the world.
The first Special Olympics were held in Chicago in 1968 by its founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver the sister of former American president John F Kennedy. Today there are over 3.1 million athletes worldwide benefiting from this life changing charity.
Some people think that Special Olympics involves just a few days of games once or twice a year. In reality, the training never stops and is as important as the competition itself. Special Olympics Isle of Man offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels, from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.
PyeongChang 2013, Gareth’s Games.
Our Athletes represented the Isle of Man at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The games, with over 2,300 athletes competing commenced on the 29th January and ended on the 5th February 2013.
To view their achievements Click here
Los Angeles 2015.
On July 24th, 2015 the Special Olympics World Games will be heading to the USA. With 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 170 nations Supported by 30,000 Volunteers and 3,000 Coaches along with over 500,000 Spectators the Games will be one of the largest sporting events of 2015