2022 SOBC Super Summer Series

Pictures of Special Olympics athletes playing summer sports
In-person competitions are back! This was a summer to remember!

Welcome to the SOBC Super Summer Series 2022!

We know Special Olympics athletes love to compete. To give athletes opportunities to challenge themselves and show their skills, Special Olympics BC Locals around the province hosted competitions in every single summer sport in spring/summer 2022. These competitions were open to all registered athletes. 

SOBC Return to Sport safety protocols were followed at all times.

Because the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2021 Special Olympics BC Summer Games and the 2022 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, provincial and territorial Chapters across the country worked together to develop a new pathway for athletes to qualify for spots on the national team for the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin. SOBC’s path was the SOBC Super Summer Series competitions.

Read the Recap article by SOBC Athlete Reporters

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Please click here for more background and FAQs

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Athletics (Track and Field)





Rhythmic Gymnastics



Please note: Softball will not be part of the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games. 



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2023 World Games Sport Officials:

The 2023 World Summer Games in Berlin are moving forward. The application process for recruitment of international sport officials outside of Germany is now OPEN for the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin.
The majority of the sport officials will come from the host country of Germany. However, there is a need for a limited number to come from outside of the host country to complement the existing officials. Please note that a selection committee will be in place to select the officials to ensure there is a diverse and inclusive team.
If selected, the Local Organizing Committee will arrange and provide the cost of travel to and from Berlin, Germany, local transportation to & from competition venues, accommodations and meals. 
Officials are required to be currently active in the sport, possess a comprehensive knowledge of sports specific rules, procedures and mechanics, thereby demonstrating and exemplifying the highest standard of officiating.
In order to better prepare the applicant, please note the following information that will be requested during the online application process.

  • Personal contact information
  • Sport Certification/License Information
  • Reason for applying
  • Special Olympics officiating experience (year, competition, assignment/position/role).
  • Officiating experience outside of Special Olympics.
  • Two References knowledgeable about your officiating ability (include: name, address, telephone number, email address)
  • Optional supplemental documentation (i.e. letter of reference, certificate, resume/cv.)

The applicant is strongly encouraged to keep a copy of the completed application.

The closing date to submit applications is 15 August 2022.

Click here to complete the International Technical Official Application

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lois McNary at Lmcnary@specialolympics.bc.ca


Media coverage:

SOBC Athlete Reporters Jake Miller and Paula Prough on competing in bocce

“My favourite thing about going back to competitions is having people come to Trail from other communities and having a good time trying our hardest to try to beat others.”

Interior News on the successes at the track meet in Smithers

"The volunteers were truly amazing and very supportive, and the athletes were outstanding."

Parksville Qualicum Beach News on local athletes' success at Comox swim meet

"The swim team has shown resilience as they have had to deal with the consequences of the pandemic."


Special Olympics athlete Matthew celebrating at the finish line of a track race


For competition organizers:

Hosting resources

2022 SOBC competitions are generously supported by provincial partners, including