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The new Special Olympics sports offer

A range of skills for every sport. Technical exercises for athletes, compiled by our sports professionals. Visually presented in short videos. This is the Special Olympics Challenge – a new exercise package from Special Olympics that includes training, divisioning and competition phases.

Timing Series 1

  • from July 7 to September 4: Training period
  • from September 4 to 16: Divisioning period
  • from September 18 to 30: Competition period

Timing „Special Series Football

  • from September 25 to October 8: Training period
  • from October 10 to 23: Divisioning period
  • from October 26 to November 6: Competition period

Timing Series 2

  • from November 2 to 11: Training period
  • from November 16 to 27: Divisioning period
  • from November 30 to December 11: Competition period

Our goal is to encourage athletes to engage in sports and exercise even in times without competition. Sports groups can now once more train together on a regular basis. Athletes can work on developing their technical skills and conditioning within their respective disciplines, and the Challenge also makes it very easy to try out new sports for those who want to. It also provides coaches with valuable educational training material.

What exactly is the Challenge?

The series

The Special Olympics Challenge will take place across different stages – the so-called “series”. Three to five sports, each featuring one skill (exercise), will be published per series. Each skill is presented in a short video, with an extensive factsheet providing the requisite details.

Skills – technical exercises for every sport

The Special Olympics sports experts have compiled educationally useful and technically sophisticated exercises – the skills – for every sport. The skills feature both simple and complex exercises. They can be practised indoors or outside. These are motivational skills that enable athletes to get back to playing their sport, train regularly and enjoy social contact with their team members. The skills also assist coaches in the athletic development of their athletes.

Registration phase

Are you interested in participating, either by yourself or with athletes? You can register now, without any commitment, via the registration link.


Training phase

During the training phase you can train the different skills. Either alone, with friends or together with your sports group. The training phase takes about 2 weeks.

Divisioning phase

After the training phase comes the division phase. During this time, you can upload the result. The result can be overwritten. After the division the start list will be online.

Competition phase

At this stage you can upload the final results.

Important notes

  • You can only upload a result once
  • The deadline is the last day specified at 24.00 hours.
  • You will then receive the ranking of all athletes you have registered.


Terms of participation

Participation is open to everyone. Athletes can register independently, or a coach or carer can complete the registration on their behalf. Participation is also open to people that haven’t previously taken part in a Special Olympics event. Here you can find all the details of the terms of participation.

Terms of participation

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