Sports


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:

To register or for more information:

Please contact your local County Coordinator

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Alpine Skiing

First Held: 1978

State Championship Event: Winter Games

Bowling

First Held: 1972

State Championship Events: Summer Games & State Bowling Tournament

Aquatics

First Held: 1969

State Championship Event: Summer Games & EKS Games

Basketball

First Held: 1971

State Championship Events:

  • Men’s State Basketball Tournament
  • Women’s State Basketball Tournament
  • Youth State Basketball Tournament
Ballroom Dancing

First Held: 2008

Local Events Only (No State Competition)

Bocce

First Held: 1994

State Championship Event: Summer Games

C-F

Corn Toss

First Held: 2011

State Championship Event: EKS Games

Equestrian

First Held: 2002

State Championship Event: EKS Games

Cycling

First Held: 2007

State Championship Event: Summer Games

Flag Football

First Held: 1999

State Championship Event: EKS Games

Distance Run and Walk

First Held: 1969

State Championship Event: EKS Games

G-P

Golf

First Held: 1996

State Championship Event: EKS Games

Motor Activities

First Held: 2000

State Championship Event: Summer Games

Gymnastics

First Held: 1975

Local Events Only (No State Competition)

Powerlifting

First Held: Unknown

State Championship Event: Summer Games

Horseshoes

First Held: 1994

State Championship Event: Summer Games

S

Snowboarding

First Held: 2011

State Championship Event: Winter Games

Softball

First Held: 1975

State Championship Event: EKS Games

Snowshoeing

First Held: 1997

State Championship Event: Winter Games

Soccer

First Held: 1976

Local Events Only (No State Competition)

T-Z

Track and Field

First Held: 1969

State Championship Event: Summer Games

Triathlon

First Held: 2014

State Championship Event: EKS Games

Volleyball

First Held: 1985

State Championship Events: Summer Games & EKS Games