Who We Are > Our Athletes

Touching and changing lives through sport

Special Olympics South Africa gives athletes the chance to be more than their disability. Through sport they learn new skills, lead a more active and healthy lifestyle, develop great friendships and have fun.

We have nearly 45 000 talented athletes trained in 18 Olympic-type sports. These men, women and children range in age from 2 to 70.

More than sport

Our athletes have access to early development, health screenings and leadership programmes. All assist to boost their confidence and help them become well-rounded, valued members of society.


The programmes are:

For information about each athlete programme click the programme name above.

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