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Sports + Schools

Special Olympics Oregon offers 14 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities across Oregon. Like other athletes, our participants love to train, compete and do their best, whether they win or lose. We support them with Local Program training, regional and state competitions, school-based resources and more.



If you’ve ever been an athlete, parented one or even cheered for your favorite team, you know all about the emotions, stakes and lessons of competitive sports. To uphold the integrity of sport, we adhere to official rules and regulations.

Where Sport Means More

Why do we believe in sports so strongly? Because what our athletes learn and develop through training and competition directly benefits their everyday lives, from physical fitness to social skills and self-esteem.

Year-Round Sports

Special Olympics Oregon holds year-round athletic events in every region of the state, providing athletes the opportunity to train and compete during three sport seasons. In all sports, athletes train intensely for eight weeks in their local communities prior to competition.

Winter Sports

(December – March)

Alpine Skiing
Cross Country Skiing

Summer Sports

(April – July)

Athletics (Track & Field)

Special Olympics Oregon athlete swimming in competition

Fall Sports

(August – November)


Learn more about our Sports + Schools:

Training + Competition

Compete against other athletes from across Oregon.


Join a sports program that unites athletes and partners.

Unified Champion Schools

Build greater inclusion and acceptance in your school.

Health, Fitness
& Nutrition

Get resources to stay active throughout the year.

Find the Local Program near you

Whether you are an athlete wanting to start competing or a community member looking to become a coach, get involved as a Unified partner, or simply looking for ways to connect with the Special Olympics Oregon program near you, it all starts here.

Local Programs »

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

— Special Olympics Athlete Oath