Special Olympics New Zealand

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Special Olympics
New Zealand

Creating opportunities for people with intellectual opportunities to shine

Special Olympics
New Zealand

Sports training and competition for everyone with an intellectual disability

Special Olympics
New Zealand

With your support we can provide opportunities for our athletes to connect with others and impact their physical and mental health

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Due to New Zealand no longer being at level 1, training for clubs is now on hold.

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National Summer Games 2021

Following a 4-year cycle the National Summer Games is Special Olympics New Zealand’s largest national event and one of New Zealand’s largest multi-sport events.

This multi-day event will bring over 1,300 athletes, 450 coaches and up to 600 volunteers coming from all across New Zealand to compete in 4 days of competition in 11 sports across 9 venues to Hamilton, Waikato, in December 2021.

For up-to-information on sports, events, partners, volunteering opportunities and more, check out our official 2021 National Summer Games Website

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