Train & Compete

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." -Special Olympics Athlete's Oath

Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics. Special Olympics BC athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from all around the province. Being a Special Olympics athlete means that you will train and play sports in your local community at a level that suits you. You will find success, joy, health, and friendship as part of our community. You'll also have lots of fun!

Before you decide to join Special Olympics, take a look at our eligibility requirements to make sure that you can participate.

When you're ready to get started, get in touch with your local Special Olympics program by checking out the list of communities or calling the Provincial Office.

Learn more about the sports and programs we offer by clicking here.

Learn about our current Return to Sport safety requirements.