Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
12 floor hockey players

were brought to Chicago by Harold Smith to represent Canada at the first International Special Olympics in 1968

42,565 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

Team Canada

Final Day to Check Out the Action! – What to see today

Today is the FINAL DAY of the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games! We are simply amazed and the level of determination and competition we’ve seen throughout the Games and could not be more proud of all our athletes who took part! We are incredible grateful to have such passionate volunteers who have lent their time and energy over the past 4 days to help make these Games such a success. Not only do we have the best volunteers, but Special Olympics Canada is lucky to have the best Games Organizing Committee around! Chaired by Special Olympics Canada Champions Network member Cathy Preistner Allinger, the GOC has put in countless hours over the past two years, dedicating their time to create an amazing experience for all our athletes. THANK YOU!

On day 5, the remainder of the 2,214 medals will be given out, over 1,300 to be exact! To see some incredible action, head to the 100m men’s finals, which will take place at 8:30 am at the Rashpal Dhillon Track and Field Oval. The race will feature three athletes who completed their preliminary races in under 12 seconds. Make sure to get there on time, the race will be a quick one!

The closing ceremonies are tonight! They start at 7:00 pm at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre and will include the extinguishment of the torch and the hand off of the Games flag to the next host, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Quick facts: More than 2,800 viewers from Canada, the United States and 73 other nations from across the world have tuned in to watch the ViaSport 2014 Games live-streaming. In addition to live-streaming, the results page for the Games website has received more than 15,000 page views since competition started on Wednesday! We love all the support from home!