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  • Special Olympics Australia National Games 2014 Special Olympics Australia National Games 2014 National Games 2014 From 20-25 October 2014, almost 1,000 Aussie athletes with an intellectual disability strived to achieve their personal best in front of family, friends and fans in Melbourne.
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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!

World Summer Games 2015

From 25 July - 2 August 2015, Team Australia athletes will wear the green and gold with pride in Los Angeles, USA for the biggest ever Special Olympics World Summer Games. They will be amongst 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 177 countries in the biggest celebration of ability ever seen! View the video below from United States President and honorary Chair of the Games Barrack Obama!

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Latest News

2015 World Games Team

3 December 2014 | To celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), Special Olympics Australia today announced the team that will represent Australia at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015. Click here to view the team.

Philip Hughes 1988-2014

The Special Olympics Australia community would like to convey our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes who passed away this afternoon.

We would also like to send our support to the wider cricket community at this tough time.