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  • Hall of Fame Hall of Fame Hall of Fame Congratulations Moira Ryde from Victoria on being inducted into the Special Olympics Australia Hall of Fame. Moira was presented with the award in Melbourne in front of family, friends and athletes.
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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

Moira Ryde Hall of Fame Inductee

15 May 2015 | Congratulations to Moira Ryde from Victoria who has been inducted into the Special Olympics Australia Hall of Fame. Click here to find out more and to view photos from the presentation.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

8 May 2015 | Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Special Olympics Australia will be held on Saturday 30 May 2015 at 11.00am at Level 3, 215 Euston Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015.

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Click here for 2014 audited financial statements