Scotland West Special Olympics

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities and physical disabilities, providing year-round training and activities to 5 million participants in 172 countries competing in local, national and regional games.

The Special Olympics World Games is a major event put on by the Special Olympics. The World Games alternate between summer and winter games in two-year cycles recurring every 4 years.

The most recent Summer Games were held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates in 2019.

Special Olympics motto;
Let me win but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt

Special Olympics Scotland West

Special Olympics Scotland West provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities in the West of Scotland in 16 sports including basketball and competes in local, regional and national games also have athletes representing Great Britain teams at the World Games.

Since 2000 Shoot for Success/Glasgow City Basketball Club have prepared teams and supplied coaches for Scotland West to compete in regional and national games and has supplied coaches for the Great Britain teams competing in the World Games.

In 2016 Scotland West won the British Championships in Manchester and the following year at the National Games won Gold in division 1 and a female team won silver in division 3 against male opposition and won gold and bronze in the women’s 3v3 competition. As a result of this four players (1 male, 3 females) were selected for the Great Britain team in the World Games.

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we could not defend our titles in Manchester 2020 and Liverpool 2021.

At the moment all Special Olympics Scotland West activities have been suspended

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