• Special Olympics Australia National Winter Games 2015 Special Olympics Australia National Winter Games 2015 National Winter Games 2015 From 9-13 September 2015, Special Olympics Australia athletes will represent their states at the National Winter Games at Mt Buller in Victoria.
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  • EKS Award 2015 EKS Award 2015 EKS Award 2015 Nominations are now open for the 2015 EKS Award. The award is presented annually to a Special Olympics Australia athlete who has shown great leadership skills both on and off the sporting field.
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  • Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 World Summer Games 2015 From 25 July-2 August 2015, 76 Aussie athletes wore the green and gold with pride as they competed at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, USA.
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Special Olympics volunteers provide sports opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability regardless of their skills, and they do this every week in communities right 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 family. Whatever their motivation, we cater for them by providing meaningful sports programs delivered within a supportive 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 the understanding and support of Special Olympics they discover the skills that allow them to improve their health, develop self-confidence and bring joy to themselves, their families and their community.

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!

Team Australia | 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

From 25 July - 2 August 2015, 76 Team Australia athletes wore the green and gold with pride in Los Angeles, USA for the biggest ever Special Olympics World Summer Games. They were amongst 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 177 countries in the biggest celebration of ability ever seen! View the story from Channel Nine News below!

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Congratulations Team Australia!

5 August 2015 | Team Australia are officially home after competing in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. They return home with 60 medals, 22 ribbons, fabulous new friends and memories that will last a lifetime! Click here to view their achievements.

Governor-General Presentation

5 June 2015 | This morning at Admiralty House in Sydney, Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Patron of Special Olympics Australia, officially presented the team uniform to representatives of Team Australia heading to the Special Olympics World Summer Games. Click here for more.