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Special Olympics Gloucestershire

Special Olympics is an international organisation providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These activities create opportunities for people with intellectual impairments to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. In Great Britain Special Olympics is run by Special Olympics GB, and at a more local level by county Special Olympics groups.

We would like to thank organisations supporting the development of ‘Special Olympics Gloucestershire’ including the NHS 2gether Trust, the Cheltenham Trust, the University of Gloucestershire, Allsorts, Glo-Active, Gloucestershire County Council, Hartpury College, Inclusion Gloucestershire, people with intellectual impairments and all our project funders.

At the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California, 115 athletes represented Great Britain earning 179 medals. None of the athletes who competed were from Gloucestershire. We are working to change this through working with Special Olympics GB and local organisations to create more local opportunities.

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Special Olympics Taster Event October 2015