Sports Overview

Special Olympics Indiana offers year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching nearly 11,000 athletes across Indiana. Athletes can compete at a variety of levels that accommodate a diverse range of abilities.  In addition, peers without an intellectual disability can train and compete with athletes in the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program, which brings together athletes with and without disabilities of similar age and athletic ability to train and compete on the same sports teams.

Special Olympics Indiana offers the following sports.

Alpine Skiing

First Held: 1978
Event: Winter Games
Season: Winter

Aquatics

First Held: 1969
Event: Summer Games
Season: Summer

Ballroom Dancing

First Held: 2008
Event: Ballroom Dancing Championships
Season: Summer

Basketball

First Held: 1971
Event: Basketball Championships
Season: Winter

Bocce

First Held: 1994
Event: Summer Games
Season: Summer

Bowling

First Held: 1972
Event: Summer Games, Bowling Tournaments
Season: Summer & Winter

Corn toss

First Held: 2011
Event: EKS Games
Season: Fall

Cycling

First Held: 2007
Event: Summer Games, EKS Games
Season: Summer, Fall

Equestrian

First Held: 2002
Event: Equestrian Championships
Season: Summer

Figure Skating

First Held: Unknown
Event: Ice Skating Championships
Season: Winter

Flag Football

First Held: 1999
Event: EKS Games
Season: Fall

Golf

First Held: 1996
Event: EKS Games
Season: Summer, Fall

Gymnastics

First Held: 1975
Event: Local Events Only (No State Competition)
Season: Summer

Horseshoes

First Held: 1994
Event: Summer Games
Season: Summer

Matp (Motor Activities)

First Held: 2000
Event: Summer Games
Season: Summer

Powerlifting

First Held: Unknown
Event: Summer Games
Season: Summer

Snowboarding

First Held: 2011
Event: Winter Games
Season: Winter

Snowshoeing

First Held: 1997
Event: Winter Games
Season: Winter

Soccer

First Held: 1976
Event: Local Events Only (No State Competition)
Season: Summer, Fall

Softball

First Held: 1975
Event: State Softball Tournament
Season: Summer

Speed Skating

First Held: Unknown
Event: Ice Skating Championships
Season: Winter

Track & Field

First Held: 1969
Event: Summer Games, EKS Games
Season: Summer, Fall

Volleyball

First Held: 1985
Event: Summer Games, EKS Games
Season: Summer, Fall

Young Athletes

First Held: 2008
Event: Local Events Only (No State Event)
Season: Year-Round

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