Welcome to Special Olympics Singapore
Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.
Empowering persons with intellectual disabilities
Year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.
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No. of countries Special Olympics reached
Athletes from singapore
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People of Special Olympics
Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to our volunteers for making a difference in our athlete's lives!
Volunteer Ardi Ramli
My perspective about PWIDs changed after I started volunteering. They are the ones who actually made me realise that there is more to life than the struggles we may face in our daily lives. Every session with them will always help me to reflect on what I want in my life. I see potential in the boys and I felt that helping them to integrate into the community through sports is very meaningful, it gives them a sense of belonging and builds their confidence. As a PE teacher, I believe that everyone should be given an opportunity for a good sporting experience despite the challenges they face.
Volunteer Coach Peter & Cheata
Sports can liberate the soul and can teach us all so much about others and their unrealized potential. We continue to enjoy our journey as coaches in the Special Olympics Program and feel humbled and enriched by our experiences interacting with athletes, our fellow coaches, the parents of athletes, and the dedicated individuals who support this program.
Volunteer JP & Felicia
"Felicia and I have a lot of luck to have our full capacities and we believe that it is important to give back a bit of our time and knowledge to those who need it most. We are impressed by the consistency over the months of the athletes and their families. Coach Master Norman, is doing an incredible work to structure the trainings all over the year . We would like also to thank warmly, Coach Raymond, a longtime volunteer who introduced us to the group! Sports is an important part of our lives, so it is an honour to volunteer with the running outreach group at SOSG!"
Volunteer Aurora Kuang
"I have been an avid volunteer for many years in other areas and glad a friend introduced SOSG to me, so I can help in giving these individuals the safe haven and trusting relationship to pursue their sports and goals. I always feel they are gifted in their own ways and am glad to assist them in achieving their potential that is beyond average people's imagination. Knowing the impact on these individuals uplift me too. The mutual relationship in volunteering is beyond description through words."
Volunteer Lionel Teo
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to train with the athletes and partners, all of whom share the same expression and enthusiasm for football and life as I do. Being able to volunteer at Special Olympics is not just an extension of play, education or work for me, it is also about friendship, learning and trust that I receive from all the participants who I am privileged to train with”.
Volunteer - Syazwan Suhri
"I find joy in bringing people people together for a common purpose - believing that we can all learn from one another based on abilities, not insecurities. Once we looked past our differences, that is when we're able to build communities that are inclusive and supportive of one another."
Volunteer Samantha Low
“When the athletes you’ve been coaching show progress in their behaviour and physical fitness or when they appreciate you for giving them the opportunity to run, you feel encouraged to keep coming back. I believe it is because of the simple joys of being part of a community, meeting like minded people and giving back through sport that made me volunteer.”
“I started my journey as a badminton mentor with Special Olympics four years back through #CognizantOutreach to help others while keeping my passion for the game alive. However, when I look back, I realised I am the one getting inspired by the indomitable spirit of the athletes and their parents. I have learnt so much through my interactions and conversations with them and have at the same time, gained patience, forbearance and the spirit of never giving up. With every session, I am growing as a person, as a player and also as a parent.”
Volunteer Coach- Jia Chyang
"I volunteer to help the less fortunate and needy. I've always had the intention to give back to the community since my school days and I happened to chance upon a training session run by SOSG at the pool, and that was how I was inspired to truly embark on my volunteering journey."
Unified partner - Ryan Pek
"It is about teaching and learning from our athletes of all ages and abilities. The friendships and bonds made throughout the process are definitely the most important to me." Ryan has been volunteering with Special Olympics Singapore Basketball outreach program for the past 7 years!
Volunteer coach - Thibault
"Growing up with a wide array of medical conditions, I was fortunate enough to benefit from similar associations while in the hospital as a child. This ultimately motivated me to put my skills to a better use - hopefully having a similar impact than others had on me. Prior to coaching with SOSG, I trained with Achilles NYC while in the USA which enlightened me as to how inadequate our world is for athletes with even the slightest disability, but we can all take part in changing that - making sure we have an inclusive society that doesn't leave anyone on the sidelines."
Recent Photos & Videos
Badminton training resumes at UWCSEA
Family portrait photoshoot event in conjunction with Mother's Day 2021
Volunteer Orientation 2021
Athletics outreach enjoying the great outdoor!
DanceSport showcase 2021
Play Inclusive 2020
Building friendship and inclusion through Sports
Team Singapore Contingent - Special Olympics World Games 2019
About Special Olympics Singapore
In July 2022, Detroit will welcome nearly 600 athletes from up to 31 nations to compete in football (soccer)—the world’s most popular sport. The Special Olympics Unified Cup is slated for 31 July – 6 August, 2022 and Special Olympics Unified Sports® is what makes it uniquely inclusive: Teams are comprised of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities playing together.
Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022