Unified Sport

Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sport teams do that, too, and much more. More than 1.2 million people globally take part in Unified Sport, breaking down stereotypes about people with an intellectual disability in a fun way.

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Unified Sport brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sport, teams are made up of people of a similar age and ability. ensuring practices are more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

For more information on Unified Sport programs in your community, please contact your local Chapter.