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  • Who We Are

    A global sport and social movement that touches and changes the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the transformative power of sports.

  • What We Do

    Special Olympics Singapore is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities 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.

  • About Intellectual Disability

    Intellectual disability (ID) is a term used to describe a person with certain limitations in cognitive functioning and other skills, including communication and self-care. These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently. Intellectual disability is the most common developmental disability.

Upcoming Events in Singapore

DATE EVENT LOCATION
20 September 2014 / 8.30am - 3pm
SO Singapore Family Day
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Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre
26 Sept 2014
US Embassy - Global Corporate Community Day
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Tanglin School
27 September 2014 / 8.30am - 2pm
SO Singapore Unified Corporate Bocce Competition
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Academy of Singapore Teachers

News and Stories from Singapore

31 August 2014

SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2014

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The Running Club participated in the annual SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon, held on 31st August 2014 at Esplanade Bridge. 3 athletes - Khor Eng Sheng, Lee Lin Han and Shaun Chui completed the 21km while athletes Salihin bin Sinai, Azizah Bte Karim and Low Boon Chin participated in the 10km. There were also 8 athletes who participated in the 5km fun run and they were – Ho Weng Siong, Lim Wei Seng, Wanita d/o Naggapen, Lucas Tan, Er Wen Hao, Ho Weng Guan, Cheng Siew Ping and Paulo Bulosan. It was the first race for Paulo Bulosan, who joined us in May 2014.


3 of our regular volunteers from Raffles Girls School had the opportunity to run alongside our athletes in the 5km category. 


Our sincere appreciation to SAFRA for waiving off the entry fees for SO Singapore.

The Running Club participated in the annual SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon, held on 31st August 2014 at Esplanade Bridge. 3 athletes - Khor Eng Sheng, Lee Lin Han and Shaun Chui completed the 21km while ...

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30 & 31 August 2014

Special Olympics International “Training for Sports Performance” Program 2014

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Sports trainers from Special Olympics International (SOI) conducted the “Training for Sports Performance” Coaches Workshop for Open Water Swimming and Beach Volleyball held in Singapore from 29th August to 31st August 2014.


The SOI Training for Sports Peformance (TFSP) program is a SOI sports development program that provides sports – specific coaches’ education and drives the global goal to have athletes train multiple times per week.


There were 16 participants from New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Korea, Bangladesh, China, Japan and Singapore. SO Singapore sent in 1 volunteer coach and 1 staff to attend the 2-day workshop. Trainers covered classroom topics on introduction to Open Water Swimming and Beach Volleyball, Athletes’ Development Model and Coach Development Model. Tips on how to coach swimming and how to introduce open water swim to athletes were also shared during the theory session.


Participants also got a practical session on how to conduct open water swim training in a pool environment as well as in open water environment. We also got a hands on experience on beach volleyball as well as tips on coaching volleyball.

Sports trainers from Special Olympics International (SOI) conducted the “Training for Sports Performance” Coaches Workshop for Open Water Swimming and Beach Volleyball held in Singapore from 29th August to 31st August ...

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30 August 2014

Special Olympics Track and Field Competition 2014

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SO Singapore organized a Track and Field Competition on 30th August, Saturday, from 8.00am – 1:30pm for our lower ability athletes. The event saw 145 athletes from 13 different schools and centres taking part in the event. Events for the day included the 50m Dash, 10m Assisted Walk, Softball Throw, and Standing Long Jump as part of the developmental events and the 100m, 200m and 4X100m races as part of the Official events. A snack pack was given out to each athlete and volunteer.


Our athlete leaders, Suhairi, Johannes and Danial were also present to volunter at the event. While Suhairi took on the role of the announcer, Johannes and Danial helped out with the prize giving ceremony and photo taking respectively.


A big Thank You to all our volunteers for their help and CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls School for readily loaning us their school premises and assisting us in the event.

SO Singapore organized a Track and Field Competition on 30th August, Saturday, from 8.00am – 1:30pm for our lower ability athletes. The event saw 145 athletes from 13 different schools and centres taking part in the event. ...

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2011 World Summer Games - Our very first Marathon Runner

Flying from Changi Airport, I was happy to see many people sending us off. Tim, a coach who trained me, and my family were all there. The flight to Athens was 12 hours long but the stewardesses were pretty and we took photos ...

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Coaches Stories
Thoughts of a Volunteer Coach - Dave Tay

I started volunteering for Special Olympics in 2008. I was in the Navy then so could only offer myself during Saturdays. I was abit worried at first because I have not coached an ID personnel before and am not sure whether I ...

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Thoughts of A Parent - Mdm Ratna Md. Zain

I knew my baby has Down Syndrome when I was 4 months pregnant in 1995. She was born 2 month premature by C-section and stayed 2 months in the ICU. Her birth weight was only 1.7kg. She looked tiny when discharged and weighed ...

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