Why become an athlete?


There is a place for everyone with an intellectual disability in Special Olympics.

Special Olympics NWT offers sports opportunity to individuals with an intellectual disability. Through the power of sports, individuals discover new strengths and abilities, skills and successes. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment - on the playing field and in life.


We have about 35 athletes, most of whom participate in more than one sport program! The benefits of these programs include:

  • improved balance, coordination and body control
  •  physical fitness and conditioning
  • increase in sport skills and competitive skills
  • increase in self-confidence and social skills

We believe everyone has the ability to participate in sports. When you get involved with Special Olympics NWT, you are developing long term physical skills that can be used for life. 

Join today!